In preparation for the Olympic Games, our Canadian qualifiers are training in Portugal with some European qualifiers and the top Portuguese players.

After arriving safely in Lisbon on 28 June 2021, the group travelled to Porto where the national High performance Centre for Table tennis is located and started training the next day.

“The training is going very well and our players are very motivated” said Dejan Papic, High Performance Consultant accompanying the group.

HongTao Chen is also part of the contingent as sparring training partner as well as “Bench Coach” in Tokyo. Over the last months HongTao took part in the training in Toronto and also assisted in the mixed doubles preparations with his wife.

In Portugal, some special mixed doubles practice matches will be arranged for our pair of Mo Zhang and Eugene Wang.

Arrival in Lisbon on way to Porto