LONDON — China men’s and women’s table tennis teams won on Feb 25 their respective title at the 2018 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Team World Cup in London.
The Chinese women’s team, led by Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen and Zhu Yuling, kept an unbeaten record with a 3-0 win over Japan’s Hina Hayata, Kasumi Ishikawa and Mima Ito.
The men’s counterpart claimed their 7th consecutive title with another 3-0 win over the Japanese men’s team.
“I think the Chinese team did well today,” said Olympic champion Ma Long. “We have a desire to win, and the matches proceeded smoother than we thought.”
The 2018 ITTF World Team Cup was held in London’s Copper Box arena between Feb 22 and Feb 25. All matches were played under the new Olympic Test Playing System which sees each tie start with doubles action prior to a maximum of four singles fixtures. No player may play in more than two fixtures per team match, according to ITTF rules.