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With Wang Liqin as coach, Xu Xin as key player, Shanghai JuneYao Table Tennis Club ushers in a new age
ReleaseDate: 2014-05-20

 May 20, 2014  xinhuanet.com

On May 20, Shanghai Men’s Table Tennis Team received sponsorship from JuneYao Group, a renowned Chinese enterprise, both sides formally signed framework agreement of naming cooperation at the Shanghai Qingpu Stadium, and renamed it to “Shanghai JuneYao Table Tennis Club”; “JuneYao Werdery”, a subsidiary brand of JuneYao Group, became the designated lactic acid bacteria drink of the Shanghai Table Tennis Club in the Table Tennis Super League 2014; “JuneYao Airlines” is a special sponsor. In the new sporting season, led by Wang Liqin, winner of 17 world champion titles, and headed by Xu Xin who ranked top in world men’s single, Shanghai JuneYao Table Tennis Club will usher in a brand-new age. Wang Liqin and Vice President of JuneYao Group Xu Biao together kicked off the game on that day.

This year marks a cruicial year for succession of the old by the new of the Shanghai Table Tennis Club. Not long ago, Wang Liqin formally retired from active athletic service, and assumed the post of Director of the Table Tennis & Badminton Center under the Shanghai Municipal Sports Bureau, and worked concurrently as Chief Coach of Shanghai Men’s Table Tennis Tream. Xu Xin will take over Wang Liqin’s relay baton to lead young atheletes Shang Kun, Zhao Zihao, Chen Zhiyang and Zhang Yang to represent the Shanghai JuneYao Table Tennis Team and attend important domestic matches such as the China Table Tennis Super League.

At the agreement-signing ceremony on that day, Chairman of JuneYao Group Wang Junjin said, JuneYao Group has established ties with sport games for over 20 years, as early as in the 1991 Asian Games, the then fledgling JuneYao participated in the production of Asian Games propaganda articles. Throughout the following 20 years, JuneYao Group joined the production and retail of franchised merchandises for international top-class sport games including Beijing Olympic Games, NBA, FIFA etc, and brought easily accessible theme culture experience to consumers. Wang Junjin said, this time JuneYao Group’s partnership with the Shanghai Table Tennis Team is both an honor and a responsibility, it is hoped that by this move it can inject new vitality into the continual development of table tennis, a popular and national sport.

Wang Liqin, Director of the Table Tennis & Badminton Center under the Shanghai Municipal Sports Bureau, said during the interview after the agreement-signing ceremony that, Shanghai Table Tennis Team is at a special stage of succession of the old by the new, it very much appreciated JuneYao Group for its generous support. JuneYao Group’s corporate culture of bold innovation and self transcendence coincide perfectly with the fighting spirit of the Shanghai Table Tennis Team, it is expected that the partnership between the two sides will further promote healthy development of the Shanghai Table Tennis Team, with joint efforts from the new sponsor and a new group of athletes, it will be able to usher in a brand-new age, and earn more honors for Shanghai.