05 Jun 2022 | 22:28 | Football
More than 10 days have passed since the historic victory over Thailand’s Phakpoom to win the men’s singles gold medal. ping pong Athlete Nguyen Duc Tuan has returned to Hanoi for practice at the Advanced Athletes Training Centre during the 31st Southeast Asian Games at the Hai Duong Stadium in Vietnam.
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Taking advantage of the short break at noon, Tokutuan and Reporter Dan Yue About the past time and plans for the next few days. When talking about his fate with table tennis, he spoke enthusiastically.
Over the past 19 years, after Tran Duanqiong won the men’s singles gold medal at the 22nd Southeast Asian Games held in Vietnam, Vietnamese table tennis is still eagerly looking forward to the men’s singles gold medal at the next SEA Games. On the evening of May 20, Ruan Duan defeated Thailand’s top tennis player Phakphoom Sanguansin to the cheers of sports fans across the country and ascended to the championship.
“Now, even though it’s been more than a week since the match, I’m still in a very happy mood. Every time I think back and rewatch the video of the final moment, I get goosebumps and I’m so excited.” Du Keduan said.
Phakpoom Sanguansin – Duc Tuan is no stranger to his Thai opponent in the final. He is the man who lost to Chen Duanqing in the men’s table tennis final 19 years ago. When he returned to Vietnam, Sanguanxin failed again.
With dangerous serve and strong fighting style, De Tuan overwhelmed San Guan Xin from the start of the game. He won the first two games convincingly, 11-7, 11-9, and lost the third game 8-11. In the fourth game, the Thai players got off to a better start, leading 3-0. But with his bravery, Duc in turn closed the game to a 6-3 lead. Duc Tuan then continued to lead until he made it 3-1 with an 11-7 win.
The fourth game continued to be very tense. The two compared point by point, the score was 10-10, 11-11, and then De Tuan scored 2 points with a very sharp shot, ending the game with a score of 13-11. And won the gold medal with a total score of 4-1.
“Before the competition, I also spent a lot of time researching my opponents, watching the video of the opponent’s game and finding out their weaknesses. The Thai athletes played very well and reached the final of the Southeast Asian Games 19 years ago, losing to Mr Tran Tuan Quynh . Until now, I didn’t understand why I was able to do this,” shared Duc Tuan.
It tells the scene of thousands of people in Haiyang Stadium who witnessed De Duan collapse beside the table at the end of the game. The athlete shared how ecstatic he felt at the time. Meanwhile, at the end of the game, he was so tired that he lay on the floor because he was so focused the whole game.
in the story with Reporter Dan Yue, The male athlete said that his way of playing table tennis was also coincidental and unexpected. At the age of 9, De Duan suffered from tooth decay and toothache.
“I had frequent toothaches, so I had to go to the dentist at the end of the street. At that time, Mr. Trinh Cong Son, the husband of the dentist I was following, asked me if I was interested in table tennis. My parents didn’t want to, but they encouraged me to do it anyway. try.
I love it so much when I can watch people practice, and it feels like I have a passion in my head to pursue the sport of table tennis. My son and uncle took me to play table tennis and was the first to teach me. Not just table tennis, he taught me to be a kind and virtuous person. This is the most important. For the first two years, I only studied with my uncle. Later, when I was called to the Haiyang City team, I studied with other teachers. ‘ Duan recalled.
The Vietnamese table tennis golden boy shared that this is one of the 10 most difficult sports. The practice is very hard. Every day he focuses on spending 7-8 hours playing. He said that table tennis is the most difficult skill to play without proper skill. Before the game, Detuan had to do a lot of practice while studying his opponents. When practicing, always focus on the ball to reach the highest level.
“Many times, I can do the ball in practice, but not in the game. What I regret most about this SEA Games is the content of the team. Just in the group stage, we passed. Thailand, Had a chance to win the title but lost to Malaysia 3-1. Hopefully next time we can better improve what we missed,” said Duc Tuan.
According to Duc Tuan, for the past two years, due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, all teams have been unable to play and train, so he and his teammates had to work very hard compared to other competitors during the training process. . his guard. For nearly 6 months, he was in the practice area and could not return to his family.
“Covid-19 does not allow to go abroad to play, the affected people do not know how their opponents play, and in return, the opponents do not know what their strengths and weaknesses are. With today, I would like to ask to thank my teachers, family, wife and The kids have been there to support and encourage me to do my best.
In the next time, I will continue to practice hard, work hard to improve, hone my skills more, accumulate physical strength, competition level… I hope we can train and compete in the coming year, and participate in more foreign experience in competitions. I am also looking forward to participating in an Olympics,” added De Duan.