24 Dec 2016

Four consecutive defeats in the 2016 Chinese Women's Super League, Beijing finally put an end on their losing streak in the latest round of the proceedings on Wednesday 21st December. They beat Shanxi by three matches to one.

Currently they occupy sixth position being level on points with fifth placed Shenzhen but one behind Bayi who are in fourth position; one series of fixtures remains.

by Henry Chen 

Recently, the club’s leading player, Ding Ning, expressed her gratitude for the support received from fans.

“Everyone continues to support us. The atmosphere at home this season is particularly good. I am extremely thankful to the fans”, Ding Ning

Ding Ning was in a poor physical shape recently, evident at the Seamaster Qatar 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals. She only played one match in the competition and was then forced to retire from the tournament owing to a high fever.

The poor condition eventually affected the team’s overall strength as the Super League resumed. The record now reads ten wins and seven losses.

However, Yan Yongguo, the coach of the Beijing Shougang Team, is not in any way depressed. In fact, he is pleased to see that their young players have responded.

“They have already laid a good foundation for next year’s National Games and the Super League”, Yan Yongguo

From the very start, the goal has been to prepare their young players for next year’s bigger competitions.

Beijing is scheduled to play away against Anxin in the final preliminary stage to be held on Christmas Day, Saturday 25th December.

Ding Ning, as the most popular player among the team, already took the opportunity to extend their gratitude towards their local supporters in the prior round.

“Everyone gives us a lot of encouragement every time we play at home; Beijing’s weather is not especially good but there were still a lot of fans who came to support us”, Ding Ning

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