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Chuang Chih-yuan Announces to Withdraw from National Team|莊智淵拋震撼彈 宣布退國家隊.不打東奧

Taiwanese veteran table tennis player Chuang Chih-yuan has announced that he will not be attending the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and that he has quit the national team. The reason behind this move was triggered by altercations with his coach regarding the Asian Table Tennis Championships.

Taiwanese veteran table tennis player Chuang Chih-yuan has been through many championships, but on whether to participate in the team event of the Asian Table Tennis Championships, he and his coach had differing views. Chuang had decided not to enter, but his coach felt that his nonparticipation will affect the team spirit. On September 1st Chuang posted on his Facebook to say that there are people who suspect that he had selfish motives for only participating in the individual event of the Asian Table Tennis Championships. Hence, he wants to clarify that following his decision to not participate in the Paraguay Open and the Asian Championships, his cumulative score will be impacted, thus he will also not enter the 2020 Olympics. Furthermore, he will not be part of the national team in any international championships in the future, and he will only participate in games when it will not affect other players, nor affect the funds designated for the Olympic Games.

(Going to Paraguay) is to grab those scores, there's so issue of whether he is selfish or not. If there are indeed selfish motives, it will be because he was thinking for the cumulative scores for the Olympic Games. Being a coach, how can you protest like this? So he (Chuang) emotionally exploded. Can't you understand, with you being a sportsman yourself, how can you not understand?

The news shocked the sports world, but Chuang remained silent with only his mother to speak for him. She said that Chuang had played for the country even when he was still recovering from injuries, yet he does not get the respect he deserves. Chuang's parents said they respect their son's decision and don't think there's a chance that he'll change his mind. The Sport Administration of the Ministry of Education said that there has been a misunderstanding during communications, and they will do their best to try resolve it.

球場上奮力與對手廝殺,台灣桌球好手莊智淵征戰無數賽事,但為了不打亞錦賽團體賽一事,莊智淵與國家隊教練意見分歧,也不滿有教練認為他不參加就會影響團隊精神,事情持續發酵,莊智淵1號再寫文章,說有人質疑他是私心才只參加亞錦賽單打,因此他聲明,巴拉圭公開賽與亞錦賽都不參加,這決定對他後續累積分數有困難,所以也不參加東京奧運,甚至未來國際賽不再進入國家代表隊。只會在不影響其他選手機會以及不用到奧培經費狀況去比賽。

莊智淵母親 李貴美表示:「(去巴拉圭是)為了要去搶那個分數,沒有什麼私心不私心,哪怕真的,在我來想,有私心也是為了奧運的積分在想,你當教練,你竟然這樣反對,所以他整個爆發出來,你不懂嗎?你自己也當過運動員,你不懂嗎?」

這消息震撼體壇,但莊智淵沒現身,由他的母親出面替兒子抱不平,說莊智淵多次為了國家負傷上陣,卻沒得到應有的尊重。莊家父母說,他們尊重兒子的決定,也不認為事情還有轉圜餘地,不過體育署強調是溝通過程有誤會,將盡力協調。

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