Damn, ML still gets anxious even if he is 3-0 up . In the last set he made 3-4 rushed errors and in the matchpoint you could see his feet jump nervously more than needed after the receive. Jesus he is reigning world champion and he still gets anxious. somebody give him a B E E R
now as for the match, ML totally dominated the serve receive game. FZD is not that smart and he certainly needs to variate and mix things up more. Its almost certain that LGL will choose ZJK and ML for the olympics, no one in CNT can touch them now, even if they play bad at the internal trials
Its almost certain that LGL will choose ZJK and ML for the olympics, no one in CNT can touch them now, even if they play bad at the internal trials
There is a Chinese national Champion named Xu Xin who also happens to be the best doubles player in the world. He might just go in as #2 given that he beats everyone not named Ma Long.
Come on. Not this discussion again. LGL only chooses which players go to the trial events. Not who wins them. Unless, as NextLevel implied, he tells players they have to lose on purpose.
CNT does not choose who goes. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) sets up the qualification process and you have to qualify with the IOC to go. AND IF CHINA GOT CAUGHT FIXING RESULTS THEY COULD GET DISQUALIFIED COMPLETELY. That is up to IOC discretion.
All CNT coaches choose is which players can go to qualification events. Not who qualifies.
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Yes but the first 22 players in the world ranking (may 16) are automatically qualified even if they fail in the continental trials. So I dont know if they will fix this or not cause its a long time till then , but LGL's choices especially in team events are always safe. Now for the singles, he will probably let them fight each other in pro tours
Are you saying the chinese players will fail to qualify during the qualification events? Otherwise, I don't really understand your logic. Like UpSideDownCarl had said, LGL does not get to choose who qualifies, otherwise China can get disqualified. As for singles, there would be no point in having them fight each other in pro tours unless NO CNT player makes it during the qualification event, which I'll let you decide how likely that would be. (Or everyone there could pull a Koki Niwa 2012 five times in a row and beat every Chinese there twice)
40 Continental qualification with a maximum of two (2) athletes per NOC qualified
22 ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking, not to exceed an overall maximum of two (2) athletes per
1 Tripartite Commission Invitation place 1 Host Country place
64 Total - with a maximum of two (2) athletes from the same NOC to participate in singles events.
1. Singles Continental Qualification Athletes with the best results at the Singles Continental Qualification Events, held between1 June 2015 and 24 April 2016, will qualify for the Olympic Games according to thefollowing distribution of quota places:
6 for Africa
11 for Asia
11 for Europe
6 for Latin America3 for North America3 for Oceania______________40 Total
A maximum of 2 athletes per NOC can qualify.
The ITTF and its Continental Federations are responsible for holding Continental
qualification events following the general regulations for Olympic Qualification events.
2. ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking Qualification Starting as of January 2016 ITTF will publish monthly the Olympic Singles Ranking basedon the same principles as the ITTF World Ranking taking into consideration only eligibleathletes for the Olympic Games.
Athletes who have participated in the Continental Qualification events but that have notqualified will be eligible for qualification through the ITTF Olympic Singles Ranking listissued in early May 2016.
The 22 highest eligible athletes, with a maximum of two (2) athletes per NOC on the ITTFOlympic Singles Ranking list published in May 2016, will be qualified provided that anoverall maximum of two (2) athletes per NOC is not exceeded including the 40 continentalqualifiers.
2. Remaining teams: Nine (9) teams (10 if the host NOC is qualified via continental quota)
The remaining nine (9) teams will qualify based on the following principles:
a) NOCs with two (2) singles athletes qualified through any of the singles Olympic qualification methods will be eligible for team qualification and will receive one (1) additional athlete quota place from the Team Quota to form teams of three (3) athletes.
b) If more than nine (9) teams are eligible for qualification, then the top nine (9) teams according to the May 2016 ITTF Olympic Team Ranking list will qualify.
c) If less than nine (9) teams are eligible for qualification, then NOCs with one (1) single athlete qualified through any of the Olympic qualification methods will receive two (2) additional athlete quota places from the Team Quota to form teams of three (3) athletes,