28 Sep 2018

Now less than two years distant, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is the most prestigious sporting event on the calendar, it has a very special status, a medal of any colour is a prized possession.

China starts as favourites to once again reserve the top step of the podium; the nation expects and with the lighting of the torch ever closer, the governing body is making sure preparations are smooth.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Announced by the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), in order to deepen sports reform and ensure smooth preparation towards Tokyo 2020, the CTTA has appointed a working group for the purpose of reforming the ninth commission. The intentions of repeating the success enjoyed at the most recent three Olympic Games when China completed a clean sweep of gold is the aim.

The group leader is Liu Guoliang, the man who steered the Chinese Men’s Team to gold on the Olympic stage in Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro.

The Deputy Leader is Lei Jun, Liu Yi, Liu Wei, Wang Liqin, Zhang Lei and Qin Zhiwei complete the group.

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