China defeated Korea in straight sets, 11-4, 11-8, 11-6, to win the gold medal in men’s team competition Wednesday. The Germans won the bronze earlier in the day.
Chinese teams swept the gold medals in men’s and women’s table tennis for the second straight Olympics. China has now won 24 of the 28 gold medals awarded in table tennis since the sport entered the Olympics in 1988.
Germany defeated Hong Kong, 3-1, to win the bronze medal Wednesday in the men’s team table tennis event.
Timo Boll won the final match, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9, to secure the win.
China and Korea meet late Wednesday for the gold.
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China won another gold medal in a sport it dominates like no other, taking the women’s team table tennis title Tuesday with a 3-0 victory against Japan.
Despite the loss, Japan won the silver for its first medal of any color in table tennis at the Olympics since the sport entered in 1988.
Yuegu Wang and Jiawei Li of Singapore won the bronze medal in women’s table tennis doubles Tuesday morning, 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 11-5, over Korea.
The gold medal match between China and Japan is later Tuesday morning.
The U.S. team of Lily Zhang and Erica Wu was quickly eliminated by Japan in straight sets in the women’s team event Friday, 11-7, 11-7, 11-1.
Jike Zhang of China won the gold in men’s singles table tennis, beating countryman Hao Wang.
Dmitrij Ovtcharov of Germany won the bronze medal, defeating Chih-Yuan Chuang of Taipei, 4-2.
China has won gold and silver in both men’s and women’s singles in London.
Xiaoxia Li of China beat countrywoman Ning Ding for the singles table tennis gold medal at ExCeL North Arena.
Tienwei Feng of Singapore won the bronze, defeating Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan, 4-0.
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Sixteen-year-old Ariel Hsing’s Olympic run came to an end in the third round when she fell, four games to two, to Xiaoxia Li of China.
Li won, 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9.
Hsing is a student at Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose who has received support from billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, whom she calls “Uncle Bill.”