TOKYO (REUTERS) – China’s men group took gold on Friday (Aug 6)However, brushing Germany aside 3-0 within the last to put the seal on an overwhelming Olympic table tennis campaign.
Up against the world’s beat three paddlers in Fan Zhendong, Ma Long, and Xu Xin. The German group was continuously confronting a tough battle, and China’s Xu and Ma steamrollered their rivals 3-0 within the opening pairs match.
But the world No. 7 Dimitrij Ovtcharov at that point battled difficult to try to turn the tables against world No. 1 Fan, in the long run going down 2-3. Tokyo Olympics: China
World No. 2 Ma at that point fixed the victory by beating Timo Boll 11-5, 11-9, 11-13, 11-7 to allow China their fourth gold within the sport’s five occasions at Tokyo 2020.
This can be China’s fourth successive gold decoration within the occasion since it was presented in Beijing in 2008. Tokyo Olympics: China
Earlier, Japan clinched the bronze with a 3-1 win over South Korea.
Jun Mizutani and Koki Niwa
Jun Mizutani and Koki Niwa guided the group event to a great beginning. With a win against South Korean pair Lee Sangsu and Jeoung Youngsik. World number four Tomokazu Harimoto, matured 18, taken after with a 3-1 win within the singles coordinate against Jang Woojin, 25.
South Korea battled back with Jeoung crushing Niwa 3-0, but Mizutani sealed Japan’s triumph with a win over Jang.
“When Mizutani was driving the rival 9-2 at the choosing amusement, Harimoto was as of now inquiring me how we ought to approach him to celebrate the victory,” Niwa said after the match.
Harimoto, born in Japan’s Sendai, which was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami in 2011. He dreamt of earning a medal ever since Sendai local Ai Fukuhara went to his basic school. To appear the silver she won in London in 2012 within the women’s group event.
“To think that it’s my turn to be bringing back the medal to my hometown means so much to me,” he said.