China win World Team Table Tennis Championships Men's title

hello thanks for joining us on sports Scene alive from beijing

i'm mike fox

we began in chengdu where host nation china got their hands on their Swaythling Cup for the tenth consecutive time

after sweeping past germany in the men's final on the ittf world team championships

sunday's final is a repeat and marks the sixth time these two have faced each other in the final contest with china prevailing on all previous occasions

world number one fangendong opens the master 5 final strongly and storms into a two game lead against the 36 ranked benedict duda

the reigning world champion then completes the straight games win 11-8 11-8 again and then finally 11-9

olympic gold medalist Malong goes against dantio in the second and dominates the first two games 11-9,  11-6

Germany standout performer and newly crowned european champion goes 7-5  ahead in the third

with a powerful forehand before grabbing it 11-9 

however Ma who turns thirty four in ten days

and fantaskly wins the fourth game 11-1 and gives the PRC a 2-0 lead

and finally Wang chin chin defeats k Stumper 11- 8, 11-7, 11-44 in the third 

China wrap up the man's title

not only do they lift the cup for the tenth time in a row 

it's also a record twenty second time overall

before this final i was really anticipating it and very excited

it is true that i've been through some difficulties ups and downs

but they were very good experiences to prepare for this competition

germany's chill won the european championship recently and is really a tough opponent 

as everybody saw we both played very well 

and input a lot of pressure on me with the quality of his back handy shots throughout our match

for me i want to thank the fans who came here to support the chinese national team

even amid the ongoing pandemic

we truly felt like we had all the advantages of competing at home

so thank you all very much

while china's coach chinchi jian was obviously thrilled with his team's performance after winning the final

and discussed what the victory means at the post-event press conference

this is my first time lifting a Swaythling Cup as a head coach

and i feel like this title means a lot to us the cup is heavy as it has six layers

and my hands are still numb from holding it for a long time

we achieved this result through the efforts of several generations

as a chinese table tennis team prospered for decades

and we continue to go beyond

five players performed very well during the competition

from the opening match in the group stage until the final

this athletes represent three generations of chinese table tennis players

and we can see Malong acting as a spiritual leader which the other players are able to follow

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