Olympics: Table Tennis

China completes sweep of table tennis gold medals

Zhang Jike (left) and Wang Hao (right) celebrate during the gold medal match. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

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.

Chinese dominate table tennis

China's Li Xiaoxia, left, and Guo Yue enjoy a moment on their way to the gold medal. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press)

From the Associated Press:

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.

Read the full account here.

Singapore wins doubles bronze

Jiawei Li, left, and Yuegu Wang took bronze. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

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.

Hsing’s table tennis run ends in third round

American Ariel Hsing found herself outmatched. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press)

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.”