Chinese language Desk Tennis Affiliation (CTTA) president Liu Guoliang emphasised the significance of constructive mentality and confidence when athletes put together for the postponed Tokyo Olympic Video games.
Liu, who had achieved a Grand Slam of Olympic, World Cup and World Championship wins throughout his enjoying profession, attended a web based dwell broadcast on Tuesday together with Ma Lengthy and Ding Ning, additionally Grand Slam winners.
Liu stated that whereas the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics is a situation that each workforce has to face, gamers might encounter completely different challenges throughout preparation for the delayed Video games.
“Veterans like Ma and Ding must work on communication and psychological adjustment. A constructive mentality might profit them in recovering from accidents and sustaining good type.”
“For younger athletes, they’ve seen greater hope and potential, and numerous modifications can happen over the subsequent yr,” Liu famous.
Liu would relatively see the postponement of the Video games from a constructive standpoint himself.
“A one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics implies that we’re one yr nearer to the Paris Olympics in 2024. Consider it in a constructive method, you possibly can take it as an opportunity of competing at two Olympic Video games in three years.”