Chinese paddler Wang rises to third in world career rankings – Xinhua
China’s Wang Chuqin celebrates his goal during the men’s singles final match against Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto at the WTT Cup final in Xinxiang, central China’s Henan Province, Oct. 30, 2022. (Photo by Gao Zhiyong/Xinhua)
Back-to-back WTT winner Wang Chuqin moved up to a career-high third place in the ITTF World Rankings.
BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) — China’s Wang Chuqin climbed to a career-best third place as the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) released its latest world ranking on Tuesday.
In October, Wang won the men’s singles title at World Table Tennis (WTT) Champions Macau before continuing his winning run at the WTT Xinxiang Cup Finals, which saw him climb four places. in the standings to reach a new career high. No. 3 in the world.
Chinese duo Fan Zhendong and Ma Long retain their top two spots in the world rankings.
Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto, runner-up in the WTT Cup final, climbs one place to fourth, followed by Truls Moregard (Sweden), Liang Jingkun (China), Hugo Calderano (Brazil), Lin Yun-Ju (Chinese Taipei), Dimitrij Ovtcharov (Germany) and Darko Jorgic (Slovenia) in the men’s top 10.
Sun Yingsha of China celebrates scoring in the women’s singles final match against teammate Chen Meng in the WTT Cup Final. (Photo by Gao Zhiyong/Xinhua)
On the women’s side, Sun Yingsha, who also won back-to-back champions in Macau and Xinxiang, remains the women’s world No. 1 with 8,270 points, celebrating 200 weeks in the top 20 in the world. With her lead extended at the top of the ladder, Sun is also on course to be the year-end world No. 1 for the first time in her career.
Sun Chen Meng’s compatriots Wang Manyu and Wang Yidi placed second, third and fourth respectively. The other top 10 paddlers are Mima Ito (Japan), Hina Hayata (Japan), Chen Xingtong (China), Kasumi Ishikawa (Japan), Doo Hoi Kem (Hong Kong, China) and Han Ying (Germany). ■