Original title: ITTF revised rules, benefiting Mima Ito! National table tennis or civil war ahead of the World Cup
The ITTF has determined that the international table tennis competition will be resumed on November 8. The men's and women's singles World Cup, which will be the first to start in Weihai, Shandong, China, will be an important competition for masters. The ITTF recently announced that there will be certain changes to the lottery rules for this year's World Cup: Players from the same association are allowed to be in the same half. Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha, who participated in the Women's World Cup, may meet in the semifinals ahead of time, and Mima Ito became a direct beneficiary of this rule.
The earliest men’s and women’s World Cup allowed each association to send up to 3 players to participate. The Chinese men’s team was inferior to the women’s team. The national table tennis women’s team was absent from the 25 World Cup matches in 2016 and won the remaining women’s singles championships. The finals are all civil wars. With the gradual reduction of World Cup qualifications to 2 people per association, the difficulty of winning the championship has greatly increased. In this World Cup, the principle of allowing the same association to draw lots without evasion has almost dashed the hope of the National Table Tennis team to win the women's singles championship and runner-up.
Currently the world’s number one in women’s singles is still Chen Meng, followed by Japan’s biggest opponent Mima Ito, and Sun Yingsha ranked third. The three of them are also regarded as the biggest favorites in this World Cup. I am afraid that other players will participate. The players can only look forward to it. According to the latest ITTF regulations, if Chen Meng and Mima Ito guard the upper and lower halves separately, it is very likely that Sun Yingsha and Chen Meng, ranked third in the world, are in the same half. After all, the ITTF does not want to see the national table tennis. One family is dominant, and I still hope that the finals can see the duel of different associations.