Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon selected for World vs. Asia Table Tennis All-Star

Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon selected for World vs. Asia Table Tennis All-Star

The table tennis men’s doubles world rankings No. 1 team, Woojin Jang (28, Mirae Asset Securities) and Jonghoon Lim (26, Korea Exchange), were selected for the 1st Waldener Cup Team Asia on September 14 (hereinafter Korean time).

The ‘Waldner Cup’ is a World All-Star (Team World) vs. Asian All-Star (Team Asia) table tennis competition named after Jan-Ove Waldner (58, Sweden), the men’s singles gold medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in Spain.

In table tennis, Asia is strong, including China. Across all events, Waldner is the first and still the only non-Asian champion in Olympic table tennis history. China is also willing to recognize him as a living table tennis legend.토토사이트

Waldner revealed the tournament plan in December 2021, saying, “Table tennis also needs an event like the Ryder Cup.” In golf, American All-Stars and European All-Stars have competed each year in the ‘Ryder Cup’ since 1927.

The first Waldner Cup, delayed due to COVID-19, will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on November 25-26, 2023. Waldner will serve as the World All-Star captain, and Ma Long (35, China), who won two consecutive Olympic table tennis men’s singles titles in 2016 and 2021, will serve as the Asia All-Star captain.

Ukraine’s 2012/2021 Olympic men’s singles bronze medalist Dmytro Oucharo (35, Germany) and 2021 World Championships men’s singles silver medalist Truls Möregard (21, Sweden) were also named to the World Table Tennis All-Stars selected by Waldner. Raised it.

Ma Rung revealed the reason why he was selected as an Asian table tennis all-star, saying, “Jang Woo-jin (13th) and Lim Jong-hoon (16th) are also in the top 20 in the world rankings in men’s singles.” Tokyo Olympics women’s singles gold medalist Chen Meng (29, China) and 2023 World Championships men’s singles silver medalist Wang Chuqin (23, China) were also included.

Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon are silver medalists in men’s doubles at the 2021/2023 World Championships. At the Asian Table Tennis Championships, they won a silver medal in 2021 and a bronze medal in 2023.

Wang Chuqin, along with Fan Zhendong (26), is ranked second in the men’s doubles world rankings. Jang Woo-jin – Lim Jong-hoon and Pan Zhendong – Wang Chu-qin will compete to win the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games in China from September 22nd to October 2nd.

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