Beijing news this afternoon, the national table tennis team announced Liu Shiwens withdrawal from the Qatar Open due to injury. Liu Shiwen said through social media tonight that this is a tough decision, but also the best choice at present.
During the German open in early February, Liu had a right elbow injury. After the national table tennis team went to Doha for training, Liu Shiwens right elbow was injected with a closed needle and kept recovering. Li Ying, head coach of the womens table tennis team, said that Liu Shiwens withdrawal from the Qatar Open was due to Olympic preparations and protection sports.
Its a pity to quit the Qatar Open. Its a tough and helpless choice, but its also the best choice at present. Bravely overcome injury, realize life dream, never lose time, fight for the country! I will try my best to work with the team, come back with the fastest speed and health, return to the familiar arena, and fight with my teammates Liu said. In addition, she also distributed several pictures of elbow injury treatment and rehabilitation training.
Liu Shiwens rehabilitation training.
With Liu Shiwens withdrawal from the competition, Xu Xin and Liu Shiwens mixed doubles also withdrew from the competition. They had just won the mixed doubles championship of the German open. Come on, partner! When you come back full of blood. Xu Xin encourages Liu Shiwen. Ma Lin, the coach in charge, also wishes Liu Shiwen: come on, we will always be with you and believe you.
In addition to Liu Shiwens injury, several athletes have withdrawn from the Qatar Open. The Chinese Taipei team has 11 players out of the game, only veteran Zhuang Zhiyuan has not. The South Korean team also announced its withdrawal because of the increasingly serious epidemic.