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This is a good question. I think Ma Long has a good chance but it is still a bit far off I think to see who will be in good form at that time.
You must be kidding - he is 30.
I doubt he will ever be World Champion, but the rules of the Olympics (no more than 2 representatives for each nation) work to his favour. As I understand it, he will only have to face 1 Chinese player on the way to a gold medal. On a good day, Boll can beat any opponent, as he has proven in past.
I am not saying he is the top favourite - but his chances of grabbing gold at the Olympics are certainly better than his chances of becoming World Champion.
I would place my bet on either Ma Long or Zhang Jike. Both are in top shape recently.
You are right - I have checked: Wang Hao and Zang Jike will play for China.
So the chances of Ma Long winning gold are relatively slim...
Here you can see who has qualified:
Michael Maze is on the list.
anyhow im excited to see what william henzell will do this time. Last time he nearly bet Wang Liqin...
I am voting for Timo Boll to get gold.
Ok...so Timo boll has more supporters than I thought...maybe he will get gold. Who knows?
There is more than 2, remember last olympics, china had three men competing. The ittf will pick another player to participate, so ma lin might make it.
No way! Zhang Jike is the secure olympic champion!!
Ma Long will not play in singles. he will just play in the teams event.
wanghao and zhang jike will play in singles. But I am rooting for wang hao to win
i think china wants another grand slam. wang hao and zhang jike both only need a singles medal to gain this feat
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