01 Jun 2022 | 22:09 | LATEST POSTS
The 36 players are divided into 12 groups, 3 players in each group form a circle to calculate the points, and 15 players (12 forwards in each group, 3 best runners up) will be selected for the official round as the No. 17 seed. The host Vietnam this round is extremely difficult, with many players. There are 8 representatives participating in this round, but only 3 players will win the next round.
It is worth mentioning that in Group C, Dao Van Ly defeated Cho Myung Woo with a convincing victory and won the first group.
Cho Myung Woo (No. 18 in the world) is considered the prodigy of the World Pool Village. The 23-year-old South Korean player has won the World Youth Championship three times and the third place in the World Cup four times. Cho Myung Woo also holds the World Cup series record with 24 points (alongside Jeremy Bury).
Entering the game, Van Lee got off to a good start, leading 17-2 at the 7-point line and leading 20-9 after the first half. In the second half, Mingyu narrowed the point difference to only 24-26. Dao Wenli then hit two 6-point lines and won the final 40-28 after 19 rounds.
This is the first time Dao Wenli has won the right to participate in the World Cup. At the same time, with this loss, Zhao Mingyu quickly bid farewell to the game.
In Group D, Nguyen Quoc Nguyen performed well in the “group final” against South Korean talent Kang Jae-in. Despite being led 13-21 by the opponent after the first half, Guo Ruan, who won 40-31 in the second half, got the ticket to the official game.
In Group 1, where three players had the same score (1-1), Nguyen Ngoc Tri won the top spot in the standings with a high scoring performance of 1.79 points/round.
Player Nguyen Chi Long was unfortunate in this group, he only needed to draw at least a tie with Michael Nelson in the final game to continue his ticket, but Chi Long lost to his Swedish opponent 39. -40 despite leading 21-15 after the first half.
Unfortunately, this matchday also saw a number of other Vietnamese players eliminated. In Group A, Zhan Hongtai drew with the strong opponent in the first half, but failed to defeat 2014 world champion Cui Chengyuan in a decisive match.
In Group J, Zhang Guanghao lost a shocking 39-40 to Xu Changxun despite leading 22-16 in the first half. This is also a game where Guanghao only needs to draw to continue.
In Group L, Do Nguyen Trung Hau, despite a very high scoring performance of 1.5 pts/round, failed to win one of the three tickets in the last place of the group.
Therefore, the Vietnamese table tennis team will have 6 players to participate in the official group stage on May 27, including 3 qualifying players (Nguyen Quoc Nguyen, Dao Van Ly, Nguyen Ngoc Tri), 2 chances. The players have a special position (Nguyen Duc Anh Chien, Nguyen Tran Thanh Tu) and the 3rd seed of the Tran Quyet Chien Award.