A debut in the Olympic Games, in Tokyo, for Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun-Ju, it will be the busiest of debuts; proceedings commencing in the Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday 24th July.
Busy time ahead for Lin Yun-Ju
Selected for the men’s team event alongside Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan, on the official lists released by the International Table Tennis Federation on Monday 7th June, also he appears in the men’s singles event alongside Chuang Chih-Yuan and in the mixed doubles partnering Cheng I-Ching.
Similarly, it is a full schedule for Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Ting and Doo Hoi Kem, as it is for Japan’s Mima Ito and Korea Republic’s Jeon Jihee.
Wong Chun Ting and Doo Hoi Kem joined mixed doubles forces, in addition to the men’s singles and women’s singles, each appear in the men’s team and women’s team competitions. Lam Siu Hang is the men’s singles Hong Kong nomination, for the women’s singles it is Minnie Soo Wai Yam.
Meanwhile, Jeon Jihee is very much at the forefront for Korea Republic. On duty in the women’s team event alongside Choi Hyojoo and Shin Yubin, she partners Lee Sangsu in the mixed doubles. Notably Lee Sangsu is not named in the men’s singles; that privilege belongs to Jang Woojin and Jeoung Youngsik.
Likewise, Mimo Ito appears in all three disciplines; additional to the women’s team event she partners Jun Mizutani in the mixed doubles. The one further player confirmed in the women’s singles is Kasumi Ishikawa.
However, in the counterpart men’s singles, there is no room for Japan’s Jun Mizutani, the player who now, approaching five years ago in Rio de Janeiro, created a milestone.
Overcoming Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus in the third place men’s singles contest, he became the first man from the Land of the Rising Sun to secure a medal for Japan in the table tennis events at an Olympic Games.
Tomokazu Harimoto and Koki Niwa are the players named by Japan for the men’s singles event in Tokyo.
Asia – Tokyo 2020 - Confirmed Entries
China: Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin
Japan: Tomokazu Harimoto, Koki Niwa , Jun Mizutani
Korea Republic: Jeoung Youngsik, Jang Woojin, Lee Sangsu
Chinese Taipei: Lin Yun-Ju, Chuang Chih-Yuan, Chen Chien-An
Hong Kong: Wong Chun Ting, Lam Siu Hang, Ho Kwan Kit
Men’s Singles (two players selected from men’s team)
China: Ma Long, Fan Zhendong
Japan: Tomokazu Harimoto, Koki Niwa
Korea Republic: Jeoung Youngsik, Jang Woojin
Chinese Taipei: Lin Yun-Ju, Chuang Chih-Yuan
Hong Kong: Wong Chun Ting, Lam Siu Hang
Men’s Singles (Asian Qualification)
Mongolia: Lkhagvasuren Enkhbat
India: Sharath Kamal Achanta, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Iran: Nima Alamian
Saudi Arabia: Ali Alkhadrawi
Singapore: Clarence Chew
Men’s Singles (World Ranking)
Kazakhstan: Kirill Gerassimenko
China: Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha, Liu Shiwen
Japan: Mima Ito, Kasumi Ishikawa, Miu Hirano
Hong Kong: Doo Hoi Kem, Minnie Soo Wai Yam, Lee Ho Ching
Singapore: Feng Tianwei, Yu Mengyu, Lin Ye
Chinese Taipei: Cheng I-Ching, Chen Szu-Yu, Cheng Hsien-Tzu
Korea Republic: Jeon Jihee, Shin Yubin, Choi Hyojoo
Women’s Singles (two players selected from men’s team)
China: Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha
Japan: Mima Ito, Kasumi Ishikawa
Hong Kong: Doo Hoi Kem, Minnie Soo Wai Yam
Singapore: Feng Tianwei, Yu Mengyu
Chinese Taipei: Cheng I-Ching, Chen Szu-Yu
Korea Republic: Jeon Jihee, Shin Yubin
Women’s Singles (Asian Qualification)
India: Manika Batra, Sutirtha Mukherjee
Kazakhstan: Anastassiya Lavrova
Mongolia: Bolor-Erdene Batmunkh
Syria: Hend Zaza
Thailand: Suthasini Sawettabut, Orawan Paranang
Hong Kong: Wong Chun Ting / Doo Hoi Kem
Japan: Jun Mizutani / Mima Ito
China: Xu Xin / Liu Shiwen
Chinese Taipei: Lin Yun-Jun / Cheng I-Ching
India: Sharath Kamal Achanta / Manika Batra
Korea Republic: Lee Sangsu / Jeon Jihee
Editor: Ian Marshall