24 Feb 2024

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China Secures 23rd Women’s Teams Title after Mouthwatering Clash with Japan

In an unforgettable evening filled with suspense and excitement at the ITTF World Team Championships 2024 in Busan, China has once again etched their name in history as the Women’s Team champions of the world! With a record-extending 23rd title, China clinched the prestigious World Championships with an extraordinary 3-2 victory over Japan.

The action-packed final commenced with Sun Yingsha showcasing her undeniable prowess, securing a commanding 3-0 win over Miwa Harimoto. However, Japan fought back fiercely, with Hina Hayata levelling the score with a formidable 3-1 victory over Chen Meng. Miu Hirano added to the excitement with a stunning upset, winning 3-0 against World Number 2 Wang Yidi, putting Japan in the lead.

Yet, Sun Yingsha once again proved to be a force to be reckoned with, delivering another flawless performance with a 3-0 win over Hina Hayata to force a thrilling decider. With tensions running high, it was a battle of nerves as both teams vied for victory. In the end, Chen Meng showcased her experience and determination, sealing the win for China in a captivating finale.

“It was a really tight but exciting match for us today, and I’m really thankful for my teammates – not just the three of us who played but also Wang Manyu, Chen Xingtong, our coach Ma Lin and every teammate within Team China. We’re delighted with this final victory as the fifth match was anything but easy for Chen Meng. Her performance today really touched our hearts and it’s thanks to her that we managed to secure today’s victory.” – Sun Yingsha

Men’s Teams Final Set: France Triumphs Over Chinese Taipei in Thrilling Semifinal Showdown

In a stunning display of prowess, France clinches victory over Chinese Taipei, setting the stage for an electrifying men’s teams final against China!  The French team delivered a powerhouse performance with Felix Lebrun leading the charge, securing a crucial win against Chuang Chih-Yuan. Lin Yun-Ju’s impressive efforts for Chinese Taipei levelled the score, but Simon Gauzy and Felix Lebrun’s dominant 3-0 victories sealed the deal for France. This historic win marks France’s first appearance in the final since 1997, igniting excitement for the epic showdown against China!

“It’s just an outstanding feeling. And I have to say, I had tears in my eyes. ” I am really happy about our team’s performance today. Felix and Alexis played a great match.  I’m just really happy to be in the final. “They (Team China ) are definitely the best team in the world for 20 or more years. But we don’t want to go as victims. We have small chances, of course, but we will try to take our opportunities and make a great match.” – Simon Gauzy

China Prevails Over Korea Republic in Nail-Biting Thriller

In a spectacular display of skill and determination, China emerged victorious over Korea Republic in a breathtaking Men’s Teams semifinal clash! Jang Woojin set the stage with a thrilling win over Wang Chuqin, igniting hopes for Korea Republic. However, Fan Zhendong swiftly levelled the playing field for China after his impressive victory over Lim Jonghoon. The tension soared as Lee Sang Su secured a crucial win over Ma Long, keeping Korea Republic’s dreams alive. Yet, Fan Zhendong showed why he’s the World number 1 as he clinched another victory over Jang Woojin. With the match on a knife’s edge, Wang Chuqin rallied back from his earlier defeat to seal the deal and propel China to the final.

“It is the biggest affirmation to myself to win 2 points (2 matches) for the team. I also had faith in Wang Chuqin that he would take the fifth match. At the same time, I was hoping that playing the fourth match well would help turn the tide and morale for the team, so I was really happy after winning and hence the reaction.” – Fan Zhendong

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