This World Championship was really a tough job for Ma Long of China. Image Courtesy – www.sportal.com.au
This World Championship was really a tough job for Ma Long of China because he failed a number of times to win the championship title. Liu Guoliang commented that Ma Long has become much stronger than before facing the defeats before, and lastly he secured this title. Even the head coach was hopeful for his victory.
Whatever information we got from the Table Tennis world about Ma Long, it was clear that he felt and expressed a state of frustration after several defeats in winning the world championship title.
World Champion Liu Guoliang told that Ma Long participated in the World Championships many times with great expectations, but never succeeded to win.
Ma Long took a 2-1 lead in games sequence. But after that Fang fights back and drove the battle into the sixth game. Finally, Ma had the control of the last game and ended it to 11-4 result.
In the women’s singles category, Ding Ning of China defeated Liu Shiwei and won the gold. On the other hand, Liu Shiwei with her partner Zhu Yuling defeated China’s Ding Ning and Li Xiaoxia pair. Several pieces of information observed from different sources revealed that Ma Long had been possessing great aspirations before earlier tournaments of World Championships, but it all ended with regrets.
He was being obstructed in the semifinals for 3 consecutive times by one and only Wang Hao, the head coach. But the head coach was of a different opinion. He thought that those regrets and frustrations have made Ma so much stronger mentally – his frustrations played as a catalyst for his development and strength right now.