The championship was a complete success, and Liu Guoliang summarized the championship. In the summary, he mentioned the changes in men's table tennis and also the performance of women's table tennis.
Among them, Liu Guoliang specifically named Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen. He said:
Liu Guoliang’s speech has a certain background, that is, Ding Ning attended the high-profile commercial activities before the National Table Tennis Olympic Games and National Championships; and Liu Shiwen underwent surgery before the ITTF announced the restart of the event. Therefore, the performance of the two core members of the national table tennis has attracted heated discussions from netizens, and the retiring talk has risen again. Some netizens have even predicted that the national table tennis team will be Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu.
It turns out that Liu Guoliang has not given up on Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen’s plans, so she made the following accurate evaluations of Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu’s performance:
Through Liu Guoliang’s two speeches, we can also sort out two contexts: on the one hand, Liu Guoliang broke the hypothesis that Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen are about to retire, and set the tone for the female table tennis player to lead the team and the newcomers to compete for excellence; on the other hand, Liu Guoliang also Cooled down the heat for Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu, and shattered the rumors that "Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu became the main Olympic players" previously believed by netizens. In fact, this also shows that veteran players Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen still occupy a very important position in Liu Guoliang's heart, and the Mesozoic and young players Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu can't hold up the sky of major female table tennis matches in his heart!
Chairman Liu Guoliang is the head of Chinese table tennis. He can evaluate his disciples in this way and naturally has his basis and profound truth. Although his evaluation of Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu is not as full as ordinary fans imagine, his words can also be used as the vane of the national table tennis players in the Olympic Games next year.
In other words, in the Tokyo Olympics, Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen may still play the leading roles in women's table tennis, and Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu are likely to face the very "3 choose 1" fate!
What will happen to the facts? We only have to wait and see...