CULTURE China win seventh straight men's team title in Asiad table tennis


China win seventh straight men's team title in Asiad table tennis


23:03, August 28, 2018

JAKARTA, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese men's table tennis team claimed their seventh consecutive title after beating South Korea 3-0 in the final at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.


Photos: VCG

China booked their final spot after beating Chinese Taipei 3-1 in semifinals, while South Korea swept India in straight sets.

China built a one-set lead as Lin Gaoyuan triumphed over Lee Sang-su 11-3, 11-3, 11-2 in 20 minutes.

China's top option Fan Zhendong, the world No. 1 singles paddler, bounced back from a 12-10 loss in the opening game to win 11-8, 11-8, 11-7 against Jeoung Young-sik.

Wang Chuqin, who had lost China's first point at the tournament in Tuesday morning's semifinals, regrouped himself for a 13-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-6 victory over Jang Woo-jin.

Chinese Taipei and India tasted the bronze medal.

Earlier on Tuesday, China secured their 10th Asian Games gold medal in women's team event after breezing past DPR Korea 3-0 in the final. 

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