Shandong table tennis player shines at FISU World University Games
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2023-08-02Print Print
Team China secured victory over Japan to claim gold in the women's table tennis team event at the FISU World University Games on Aug 1 in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
The Chinese team comprising He Zhuojia, Qian Tianyi and Wang Xiaotong defeated Japan 3-2 to win the championship. "It was a tough win", He said at the post-match news conference.
Wang, born in 2000 in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province, performed well in the competition. Wang said that she regards Qingdao table tennis player Chen Meng, the reigning Olympic women's singles champion, as her idol.
Zang Yuying, coach of Chinese college table tennis team, spoke highly of Wang's performance. "Wang's technique is very distinctive. She showed great fighting spirit in the game," said Zang.
Wang Xiaotong hits a return during the final round of women's table tennis team event at the FISU World University Games on Aug 1. [Photo/Dazhong News]
Wang Xiaotong during the women's table tennis team event at the FISU World University Games. [Photo/Dazhong News]