Today saw the World Team Table Tennis Championships 2016 final take place in Kuala Lumpur, in front of a fully packed out 12,000 seat arena on the 6th March! An outstanding encounter for the spectaculars to watch as the world’s two best teams clashed, China vs Japan! 50 million people in China alone watched the final live! Full results and videos below:


China are the 2016 World Team Champions Photo by: ITTF Facebook Page

The full China Men's team line-up throughout the competition included Ma Long, Xu Xin, Zhang Jike, Fan Zhendong and Fang Bo. The full Japanese squad consisted of Jun Mizutani, Maharu Yoshimura, Yuya Oshima, Koki Niwa and Kenta Matsurdaira. The final of the World Team Championships team sheet saw China’s Ma Long, Xu Xin and Zhang Jike take on Japan’s Jun Mizutani, Maharu Yoshimura and Yuya Oshima.
In the opening match world number 3 Xu Xin faced world number 7 Jun Mizutani. With some great exchanges taking place, Xu Xin proved to strong giving China the 1-0 lead over Japan. In the second match World Champion Ma Long took on world number 24 Maharu Yoshimura. Ma Long in full force won in 3 straight sets to give China the 2-0 advantage. The third match of the day was Zhang Jike vs Yuya Oshima. Yuya played an exceptional game losing narrowly to Zhang Jike by 3 sets to 1 giving China the victory! Watch the highlighted matches unfold.

Full results and videos below:

Match 1: Xu Xin vs Jun Mizutani

Match 2: Ma Long vs Maharu Yoshimura

Match 3: Zhang Jike vs Yuya Oshima

Photos from the Men's final - via ITTF World Flickr

The worlds best table tennis team (Left to right - Zhang Jike, Ma Long, coach Liu Guoliang, Xu Xin, Fan Zhenong and Fang Bo)!

Coach Liu Guoliang takes time out for Zhang Jike!

Ma Long and Xu Xin having a great time!

Ma Long congratulates Zhang Jike!

The arena packed with 12,000 fans!

Chinese National Team sign table after their victory against Japan!

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