China’s Feng Panfeng Wins Sixth Paralympic Table Tennis Title at Tokyo 2020

China’s Feng Panfeng Wins Sixth Paralympic Gold in Thrilling Table Tennis Final

On September 2nd, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, China’s Feng Panfeng captured his sixth Paralympic title in a thrilling men’s table tennis singles C3 final. Feng faced a spirited fightback from Germany’s Thomas Schmidberger but ultimately prevailed in a five-game battle, winning 11-9, 11-4, 8-11, 4-11, 11-9.

Feng raced to a 2-0 lead, reeling off nine consecutive points in the second game. However, Schmidberger refused to surrender, clawing his way back to take the next two games and even lead 6-4 in the decider. But the experienced Feng dug deep, battling back to clinch the gold medal in a dramatic conclusion. This was Feng’s fourth straight singles C3 title, having previously won at Rio 2016, London 2012, and Beijing 2008.

In other table tennis action:

  1. China’s Liu Jing secured her seventh Paralympic gold, winning the women’s singles C1-2 title for the fourth successive Games.
  2. Belgium’s Laurens Devos regained his men’s singles C9 crown.
  3. Ian Seidenfeld of the United States swept to the men’s singles C6 title.
  4. Elena Prokofeva of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) claimed gold in the women’s singles C11.

“The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics have witnessed a thrilling display of table tennis talent, with Feng Panfeng’s epic victory embodying the spirit of the Games.”

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics have showcased the remarkable skills and determination of the world’s best para-table tennis players. Feng Panfeng’s extraordinary performance and record-breaking achievement have once again demonstrated the incredible level of competition and the inspiring stories that make the Paralympic Games a truly remarkable event.

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