On July 23, the Tokyo Olympics will officially open. Affected by the new crown epidemic, new changes have been made to the table tennis competition rules this year↓↓↓
New rules for the Tokyo Olympics table tennis competition
It is forbidden to touch the table and blow the ball
Just last week, in order to simulate the environment of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Chinese table tennis team held the last warm-up match before going to Tokyo in Weihai, Shandong. .
Liu Guoliang, chairman of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, said that this means that Guoping has officially ended five years of preparations for the Olympics.
Liu Guoliang, Chairman of the China Table Tennis Association: In fact, preparing for the Olympic Games is extremely difficult. There are too many difficulties, too many problems, including some rules during the epidemic, such as not being able to wipe the table with hands, including blowing air. We are now trying our best to hone the athletes' ability to resist pressure and interference.
After hearing this new rule, many netizens were heartbroken for the athletes: "Blowing is not allowed, the athletes are too uncomfortable..."
Why do table tennis players have the habit of touching the table and blowing the ball?
For many table tennis players, touching the table and blowing on the ball is a habit. As for why you need to blow on the ball, the main reasons are:
There is dust on the surface of the ball. Sometimes athletes will habitually put the ball on clothes or towels to wipe it, so that the ball is cleaner, can better rub against the racket, and send out a beautiful spinning ball.
In addition, blowing may be a simple habit for some athletes, or it may be a kind of psychological cue to relieve oneself in a tense game.
The habit of wiping the table is mainly because sweat dripping on the table will affect the ball’s drop point or hand Too much sweat, in order to avoid slipping the racket, wipe the sweat on the table where the ball will not fall.
To adapt to the new regulations as soon as possible
The Chinese table tennis team has conducted anti-interference training
In order to adapt to these special rules as soon as possible, the Chinese table tennis team specially conducted anti-interference training during preparations.
The Tokyo Olympics table tennis competition will kick off on July 24, and the mixed doubles Olympic history will be held on the 26th. gold. The list of the Chinese table tennis team for the Olympics has long been announced, including Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin, and Wang Chuqin from the men's team; and Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Liu Shiwen, and Wang Manyu from the women's team, a total of 8 players.
From the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Chinese table tennis team has achieved gold medals in table tennis for three consecutive Olympic Games. Although mixed doubles events have been added to the Tokyo Olympics this year, the goal of China's "Dream Team" remains unchanged, and it is still to win the gold medal.
Source: CCTV News (ID: cctvnewscenter), Gansu Daily
Original title: "Tokyo Olympic Games Table Tennis Competition has new rules, Liu Guoliang said it is difficult"