China Sweeps Table Tennis Team Events at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Dominant Display: China Sweeps Table Tennis Team Events at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Tokyo, Japan – In a stunning display of table tennis prowess, China emerged victorious in all five team gold medal events at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

The day began with London 2012 gold medalists Cao Ningning and Guo Xingyuan reclaiming the men’s team C4-5 title, defeating the South Korean duo of Kim Jung-Gil and Kim Young-Gun in a hard-fought 2-0 victory. France and Slovakia took home the bronze medals.

China’s dominance continued in the women’s team C1-3 event, where Xue Juan and Li Qian came from behind to defeat South Korea’s Yoon Jiyu and Lee Mi-gyu. Xue’s singles win sealed the gold for China, with Croatia and Italy settling for bronze.

Zhao Shuai added to China’s tally, partnering with Peng Weinan to claim the men’s team C8 title, overcoming Ukraine’s Viktor Didukh and Maksym Nikolenko. France and Britain won the bronze medals.

Mao Jingdian, who had already won the women’s singles C8 crown, teamed up with Huang Wenjuan to clinch the women’s team C6-8 gold, defeating the Dutch duo of Frederique van Hoof and Kelly van Zon. France and the Russian Paralympic Committee claimed the bronze medals.

The final event of the day, the men’s team C3 final, saw a spirited challenge from Germany’s Thomas Bruechle and Thomas Schmidberger, who took the opening doubles match against China’s Feng Panfeng and Zhai Xiang. However, Feng and Zhai bounced back in the singles to secure the gold medal for China, completing their clean sweep of all five team events.

This dominant performance by the Chinese table tennis team underscores their continued excellence and dominance in the sport at the Paralympic level.

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