Mizutani and Ito rise to the summit in newest ITTF Desk Tennis World Rankings

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The Japanese Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito have sent Cheng I-Ching and Lin Yun-Ju from China Taipei from first place in the newest Senior Mixed Doubles Pairs position in the recently published ITTF table tennis world rankings.

The Japanese duo, which made history by winning the gold medal in mixed doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, previously finished second behind the duo from China Taipei.

In the senior individual ranking, the German Dimitrij Ovtcharov improved to seventh place after his epic fight with Lin, where he emerged victorious in a seven-game thriller and won his second bronze medal in the Olympic singles.

The Chinese Ma Long has meanwhile swapped places with his compatriot Xu Xin and is second after his heroic deeds in Tokyo, where he was Olympic champion in men’s singles for the second time.

Lin Yun-Ju, who won the gold medal in mixed doubles with his partner Cheng I-Ching, also made his jump in the men’s singles classification by finishing fifth, while Brazilian Hugo Calderano fell back to eighth.

The Slovenian Darko Jorgic, who stunned the Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto in the men’s round of 16 at the Tokyo Games, continued his rise in the rankings and moved up three places to 25th place, while the Egyptian Omar Assar also took seven places 36th place jumped.

Other significant advances in men’s singles are Slovene Bojan Tokic, who climbed five places to 61st, American Nikhil Kumar at 168th (+9) and Singapore’s Clarence Chew (178th + 8th)

China’s Chen Meng, who won the women’s singles gold medal, retains pole position while compatriot Sun Yingsha moved up to second place, while Japanese Mima Ito fell to third place in the senior women’s singles.

The Japanese Kasumi Ishikawa jumped up to ninth place, while Feng Tianwei of Singapore, who fell in the women’s round of 16 against the German Han Ying, slipped to 10th place. Han has since climbed from her previous 22nd place to the top 20.

Singaporean Yu Mengyu, who shocked Cheng by eliminating her in the women’s singles quarter-finals, made the biggest strides, advancing 16 places to 31st place. The Austrians Jia Liu and Jian Fang Lay also made massive jumps with places 90 and 145.

For more details on the ITTF table tennis world rankings, click on here.