Covid, or rather the rules to contain it to establish for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, anger Chinese table tennis: the safety rules established by the organizing body, according to the president of the Beijing federation, are making it “extremely difficult” life to the team that has always dominated this sport, capable of winning 28 of the 32 golds up for grabs so far.
“We did not expect some of the restrictions for the pandemic, such as a ban on cleaning the table with your hand or blowing on the ball,” Liu Guoliang, president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, former Olympic champion and former Olympic champion, told state television CCTV. world considered one of the best players of all time.
“Preparation for these Games is extremely difficult”, he stressed, and his is the second critical voice that emerged in recent days from the Chinese expedition on the Covid protocol, after that of the sailing team, which instead complained about the poor prevention measures in the hotel, arguing that athletes are forced to mix with other guests.
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