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Sunday, August 24, 2008

China's Zhang Yining wins women's singles table tennis Olympic gold


Gold medalist Zhang Yining (C), silver medalist Wang Nan (L), bronze medalist Guo Yue, all of China, pose for group photo at the awarding ceremony of the women's singles of Beijing Olympic Games table tennis event in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. (Xinhua/Xu Jiajun)


China's all-conquering women paddlers took a clean sweep of the three medals in the Olympic singles table tennis competition here Friday.

World number one Zhang Yining won her fourth Olympic gold, after beating veteran Wang Nan 4-1 in an all-Chinese final of the women's singles table tennis competition.

Zhang won 8-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-3, becoming the third Chinese table tennis player to pocket four Olympic golds, after Deng Yaping and Wang.

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