Taiwan’s Lin Yun-ju 7th, Cheng I-ching 8th in ITTF world rankings

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/02/2020
By: Huang Chiao-wen and Evelyn Kao

Lin Yun-ju (left) and Cheng I-ching (Photo taken from ittf.com)

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Taiwan's Lin Yun-ju (林昀儒) remained 7th in the world in men's singles and Cheng I-ching (鄭怡靜) 8th in women's singles in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings released Tuesday.

All ITTF events were canceled starting in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its world rankings were frozen in April, but tournament play resumed in November with three prestigious ITTF events: the Women's World Cup, Men's World Cup and ITTF Finals.

Lin and Cheng reached the quarterfinals in their respective World Cup tournaments and ITTF Finals events, helping maintain their rankings.

In the latest ITTF men's world rankings, China's Fan Zhendong (樊振東), Xu Xin (許昕), Ma Long (馬龍) remained the world's top three male players, while China's Lin Gaoyuan (林高遠) was ranked fourth and Japan's Tomokazu Harimoto fifth.    [FULL  STORY]

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