Top seed Chen Meng overthrew her Chinese teammate Sun Yingsha to win the gold medal as she gains a victory in the women’s singles table tennis crown at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
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In the clash between the two Chinese compatriots, Chen failed the first game but this didn’t stop her from winning her gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
China has earned 29 golds in table tennis of 34 at the Olympics record. The record will be expanded by one more on Friday after the clash between the two top seeds in the men’s final.
China had lost against Japan on Monday in the mixed doubles final where Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito’s success brought the hosting country their first-ever table tennis crown at the Olympics.
Meanwhile, China seized over the men’s and women’s singles draw on Thursday. It was defeated by Sun in the semifinals and she had to end up with a bronze medal after the 20-year-old overcame the losing finalist of the other semifinal namely Yu Mengyu of Singapur.
Yu Mengyu had been undergoing long-standing problems, the same which a lot of tennis stars have been suffering nowadays. She needed a long term period with the physio at the edge of her loss against Chen.