DING NING (The queen of hearts)
Ding Ning best female player in the world, 30, is a member of the Chinese national table tennis team with a wealth of expertise. She has won a title in each of the world’s top three table tennis events — the Summer Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup – and is still competing after all of this. Why? Ding best female player in the world answered her questions in a social media chat on Tuesday. Ding first competed in the World Squad Table Tennis Championships in Moscow ten years ago as a key member of the Chinese national team. In the opening match of the Women’s Team Final, she was defeated 3-2 by Feng Tianwei. It was made worse by the fact that Ding had previously led the tournament 2-0. China eventually fell 3-1 to Singapore in the Final after getting off to a bad start.
What did Ding Ning say?
“I have a hazy memory of that year (2010),” Ding remarked. “However, looking back at the previous ten years, I believe that I have experienced a lot. I progressed from a novice to a table tennis player who has achieved all of her goals.” “Ten years ago, I was ecstatic about the prospect of playing any match. The trials were enjoyable for me. I felt so elated whenever I exceeded my own expectations or conquered a new challenge that I wouldn’t exchange it for anything.” “Since 2015, I’ve been getting better, but my role in the team has shifted as well. I was no longer a rookie; then I became one of the big girls; finally, I was a key part of the squad and even China’s captain. People expected me to accomplish more, to perform better, as the weight on my shoulders grew heavier.”
In the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Ding defeated compatriot Li Xiaoxia in the women’s singles final. That victory gave her the final title she needed to become a grand slam table tennis champion. Ding best female player in the world, on the other hand, was no longer enthralled.
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“I believe my prime years are 2015, 2015, and 2017,” Ding stated. “In every tournament, I played, I either I won it or reached the finals. But I was perplexed for a long time after that. I wasn’t sure if I should keep playing. I didn’t have anything to help me move forward. After 2016, I found it increasingly difficult to enjoy playing. To me, the matches had become too ‘regular.’ I lost the thrill of winning that I used to have when I was younger. I used to get so excited when I met or exceeded my own and my teammates’ expectations. After becoming a grand slam champion, I won other trophies in 2017, including the World Championships, and became the best female player in the world. I was still ecstatic, but not to the extent that I had been.”
Ding, however, did not. She believed it was her obligation to set an example for younger players by remaining on the national team. Nonetheless, Ding’s career was nearly derailed when new table tennis balls were introduced to international championships. “My playstyle at the time was not progressive enough to counteract the change’s influence. I was also standing too high at the moment, believing that any underperformance would be too much and that I should be able to handle the challenges “Ding remarked.
Achievements of Ding Ning
At the 2009 World Championships in Yokohama and the 2009 World Cup in Linz, she won a silver medal and a gold medal, respectively.
Won a silver medal in the 2010 World Championships and a gold medal at the 2010 World Cup, both held in Moscow.
In the 2011 World Championships in Rotterdam, she won one gold and one silver medal.
At the 2011 World Cup in Singapore and Magdeburg, he won two gold medals. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he won one gold and one silver medal. In the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he won two gold medals.
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