Ma Long playing against Liam Pitchford at the Rio Olympics

China set to bring strong squad to London

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Paul Stimpson

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China has named virtually the strongest possible squad for the Team World Cup in London in February.

Olympic champions Ma Long and Ding Ning spearhead the line-up, which features a host of top-10 ranked players to compete at the Copper Box Arena from February 22-25.

Joining Ma Long in the men’s squad are Xu Xin, Fan Zhendong and Lin Gaoyuan, while the other two female players named are world No 1 Zhu Yuling and Liu Shiwen.

With up to five players allowed in each squad, further additions can be made up to the deadline of January 12.

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Meanwhile, the London Chinese community has been throwing its support behind the Team World Cup.

The London Chinatown Chinese Association arranged for a table to be set up near one of the iconic gates into Chinatown so that a promotional film could be made.

Look out for the finished film in the near future!

Members of the Chinese community and Table Tennis England in Chinatown

 

 

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