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Research on the Comparative Analysis of Techniques and Tactics of Ma Long and Fan Zhendong at Tokyo Olympic Game Table Tennis Men's Singles Final

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DOI: 10.23977/jhms.2022.030104 | Downloads: 47 | Views: 813


Yumin Wang 1, Huijuan You 1, Cheng Ji 2, Yuan Wei 3, Kaili Zhang 4


1 Graduate School, Shandong Sport University, Jinan, Shandong, China
2 School of Sports Science, Qufu Normal University, Qufu, Shandong, China
3 Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
4 School of Sports Science, Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu, China

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Huijuan You


Ma Long defeated Fan Zhendong 4-2 in the men's singles final of table tennis games of the 32nd Olympic Games in 2020, defending the men's singles title and becoming the world's first "Double-round Grand Slam" player. This paper systematically analyzes and summarizes the technical and tactical use and scoring characteristics of Ma Long and Fan Zhendong in the men's singles finals of the Tokyo Olympic Games by using literature review, video observation and mathematical statistics. It was found that Ma Long, with the help of his experience, gave full play to his highly stable and varied technical and tactical characteristics and was slightly better in the overall play. Although Fan Zhendong lost the match, he showed his high-quality and fast-paced technical and tactical characteristics after gradually adapting to the game in the latter part of the match. The study recommends that table tennis players in prime stage of careers should strengthen their "first three strokes" scoring ability, improve their holding stability, improve their mental conditioning ability through a large number of matches, and give full play to the role of "pre-match prediction and post-match review". Table tennis players in later stage of careers should rationalize the distribution of physical strength during matches, make full use of their years of experience to design high-value technical and tactical strategies, and conduct appropriate physical training to alleviate somatic functional aging during training.


The Olympic Games, Table tennis, Analysis of Techniques and Tactics, Double-three-part statistical method


Yumin Wang, Huijuan You, Cheng Ji, Yuan Wei, Kaili Zhang, Research on the Comparative Analysis of Techniques and Tactics of Ma Long and Fan Zhendong at Tokyo Olympic Game Table Tennis Men's Singles Final. Journal of Human Movement Science (2022) Vol. 3: 21-30. DOI:


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