Tournaments

01 Sep 2018

China’s representatives at the forthcoming Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, now only some five weeks distant, Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha who will be together in the Mixed Team event; on Thursday 30th August, made a clear statement in Jakarta, Indonesia.

They are the clear favourites for gold; they won the Mixed Doubles title at the 2018 Asian Games.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

At the final hurdle, they beat colleagues Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Manyu in six games (12-14, 9-11, 14-12, 13-11, 11-7, 11-7), a win that was somewhat contrary to expectations; Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha commenced play as the no.11, seeds, Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Manyu occupied the top seeded position.

“We are very happy with this victory; this title is important to us. Prior to the match, we thought of every possible scenario that could happen, after losing the first two games, we were still able to stay calm. We have been training intensively for doubles for the last month, so there’s now definitely more rapport and better communication between us. We still have the Youth Olympic Games coming in October; I hope to win gold there as well as win a gift to celebrate my 18th birthday.” Sun Yingsha

Birthday celebrations and the timing could be just about ideal; it is the year in which she celebrates her landmark anniversary, the actual date being Sunday 4th November.

“This title definitely gives me more confidence. I wasn’t really in form until the team semi-final; it was only after that when I found my usual form.” Wang Chuqin

Success for China and the tenth time they have won the Mixed Doubles title.

Notably, the success somewhat atones for the disappointments of four years ago in Incheon when it was the only title that eluded Chinese hands and both Mixed Doubles pairs departed in the quarter-finals.
Fan Zhendong and Chen Meng lost to Hong Kong’s Jiang Tianyi and Lee Ho Ching; Zhou Yu and Wu Yang experienced defeat at the hands of the eventual champions, DPR Korea’s Kim Hyok Bong and Kim Jong.

Notably for both winners and runners up in Jakarta, it was success at the first attempt; all are making their Asian Games debuts.

Latest Results

2018 Asian Games: Mixed Doubles (Thursday 30th August)

Schedule, Entries, Seeding, Earlier Results

2018 Asian Games: Men’s Team Final – Korea Republic v China (Tuesday 28th August)
2018 Asian Games: Women’s Team Final – DPR Korea v China (Tuesday 28th August)

2018 Asian Games: Women’s Team – China v Korea Republic (Tuesday 28th August)
2018 Asian Games: Women’s Team – Hong Kong v DPR Korea (Tuesday 28th August

2018 Asian Games: Men’s Team – China v Chinese Taipei (Tuesday 28th August)
2018 Asian Games: Men’s Team – Korea Republic v India (Tuesday 28th August)

2018 Asian Games: Seeding – Men’s Singles (Updated Tuesday 28th August)
2018 Asian Games: Seeding – Women’s Singles (Updated 28th August)
2018 Asian Games: Seeding Mixed Doubles (Updated Tuesday 28th August)

2018 Asian Games: Men’s Team – China v Hong Kong (Monday 27th August)
2108 Asian Games: Men’s Team – Iran v Chinese Taipei (Monday 27th August)
2018 Asian Games: Men’s Team – Korea Republic v DPR Korea (Monday 27th August)
2108 Asian Games: Men’s Team – India v Japan (Moday 27th August)

2018 Asian Games: Women’s Team – China v Japan (Monday 27th August)
2018 Asian Games: Women’s Team – Singapore v Korea Republic (Monday 27th August)
2018 Asian Games: Women’s Team – India v Hong Kong (Monday 27th August)
2018 Asian Games: Women’s Team – Chinese Taipei v DPR Korea (Monday 27th August)

2018 Asian Games: Results – Detailed Summary (Updated Monday 27th August)

2018 Asian Games: Schedule of Play

2018 Asian Games: Entries – Overall

2018 Asian Games: Entries -Men’s Team
2018 Asian Games: Entries -Women’s Team

2018 Asian Games: Seeding – Men’s Team
2018 Asian Games: Seeding – Women’s Team

2018 Asian Games: Results – Men’s Team (Sunday 26th August)
2018 Asian Games: Results – Women’s Team (Sunday 26th August)

2018 Asian Games: Results – Detailed Summary (Updated Sunday 26th August)

 

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