Table tennis world champ won't play singles at Tokyo GamesSports | 18 May 2021
Table tennis world champion Liu Shiwen has been left out of China's women's singles lineup for the Tokyo Olympics.
The 30-year-old, who won a team title as China swept all four gold medals at the Rio 2016 Games, will instead play doubles and team events in Tokyo.
China announced a six-member squad, with Olympic champion Ma Long and world No 1 Fan Zhendong the two men's singles players. Top-ranked Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha were named for the women's singles.
"There are too many unsure things and challenges, and we need a squad full of experience and confidence, adding to top-class individual skills," Chinese Table Tennis Association chief Liu Guoliang said.