Star-studded Chinese table tennis team set off for Budapest Worlds
The Chinese table tennis national team set its sights on three gold medals as it left for the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest early Tuesday.
Loaded with a group of Olympic champions, world titlists and world cup winners, the team bus reached the airport before dawn after a crowd of fans saw the players off at their dormitory building.
Chinese Table Tennis chief Liu Guoliang discussed their goals at the Worlds.
"We are aiming for the men's singles, women's singles and mixed doubles titles at the World Championships, while striving for best possible results in the men's and women's doubles events," he said.
The 2019 World Table Tennis Championships will be held in Budapest, Hungary from April 21-28. Team China will head to Austria for one week of adaptive training before they make their way to Budapest.

Chinese squad for 2019 World Table Tennis Championships:

Men's Singles: Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin, Lin Gaoyuan, Liang Jingkun
Women's Singles: Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen, Chen Meng, Wang Manyu, Sun Yingsha
Men's Doubles: Ma Long/Wang Chuqin, Liang Jingkun/Lin Gaoyuan
Women's Doubles: Chen Meng/Zhu Yuling, Wang Manyu/Sun Yingsha
Mixed Doubles: Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen, Fan Zhendong/Ding Ning
Source(s): Xinhua News Agency