01 Aug 2021

China’s Liu Shiwen withdraws from the Women’s Team event after suffering a recurring elbow injury at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Each team is eligible to nominate one reserve player to the Tokyo Games to replace a team member who is injured or has an illness and the Chinese Olympic Committee has informed the the Tokyo 2020 LOC that Liu will be replaced by Wang Manyu. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has reviewed the documents and confirmed the replacement.

The Chinese women’s team will begin their campaign against Austria today.

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