Original title: Bad news! Liu Shiwen retires from the World Cup and Chen Meng substitutes, the two and one sisters of Guoping basically withdrew from the front line
On September 29, Beijing time, according to the latest list of entries on the ITTF official website, national table tennis player Liu Shiwen withdrew from the 2020 Women's World Cup. Prior to this, Liu Shiwen also announced her withdrawal from the 2020 ITTF finals. In addition to her withdrawal at the Qatar Open at the beginning of the year and the National Table Tennis Olympics simulation tournament, Liu Shiwen has already withdrawn from 4 table tennis competitions this year. This makes this fascinating Guoping first sister caught in the whirlpool of injuries and can hardly extricate herself, because so far Liu Shiwen and Guoping have not given the reason for Liu Shiwen's retirement and the exact time when she can return to the stadium.
Coincidentally, Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen, another sister of Guoping, formed a relative echo. Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen are the two oldest and most honored veterans in women's table tennis. Although they have not suffered from injuries like Liu Shiwen, Ding Ning has not returned to the team and trained in the national table tennis team since he announced his retirement from the Olympic simulation tournament in August. In the World Cup, the finals announced by the ITTF and the National Table Tennis Championships that will start on October 1st, there is no Ding Ning name.
Therefore, some fans said that the last thing they wanted to see finally happened, that is, Liu Shiwen and Ding Ning, the two national table tennis sisters, may gradually withdraw from the national table tennis front line. Both they and the previous Zhang Yining, Wang Nan and others will be successful. On the day of retirement, this is the cruelty and helplessness of competitive sports. Players have to face it and fans have to accept it.