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Germany wins bronze in table tennis team

08-08-2012 22:53 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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Germany has won the Olympic bronze medal in the men’s table tennis team event on Wednesday.

They fought off a strong challenge from China’s Hong Kong to win the final 3-1. Germany’s star player, Timo Boll, beat Hong Kong’s Leung Chu Yan in the opening match. His teammate Dimitrij Ovtcharov, the London men’s singles bronze medalist, beat Hong Kong’s Tang Peng and won 3-1.

Hong Kong pair, Jiang Tianyi and Leung Chu Yan, fought aggressively to keep their match alive. They won the doubles against German pair Bastian Steger and Dimitrij Ovtcharov 3-0.

Boll secured Germany’s bronze medal after beating Jiang 3-1. Germany was the silver medal winner in men’s team events at Beijing 2008.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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