Published On: Thu, Aug 2nd, 2012

World No. 1 Zhang Jike wins Table Tennis Gold

World No. 1 Zhang Jike beat fellow Chinese player Wang Hao for gold in Thursday’s table tennis singles final.

Zhang, the 24-year-old world champion, closed it out in five games to win four games to one 18-16, 11-5, 11-6, 10-12, 13-11.

It is a third-successive Olympic final defeat for Wang, who stalled Zhang’s march to victory by winning game four and putting up considerable resistance in game five.

Earlier Wednesday, Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov won a captivating bronze medal match against Chuang Chih-Yuan of Chinese Taipei.

Ovtcharov, the world No. 12, triumphed four games to two in a 12-10, 9-11, 8-11, 13-11, 11-5, 14-12 victory.

In the women’s singles on Wednesday, Li Xiaoxia of China beat her teammate Ding Ning in a controversial singles final.

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