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China's top seed Zhang Jike advances to table tennis final in Olympics

08-02-2012 19:04 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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China’s top seed, Zhang Jike, has advanced to the table tennis final in the Olympics, making the China vs China in men’s singles likely to happen again.

Europe’s sole hope of winning a table tennis single medal was dashed when Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov was beaten 4 to 1 by Zhang Jike of China in the semifinal. Zhang’s team-mate Wang Hao, who seeded number 2, will face Chuang Chih-Yuan from Chinese Taipei in another semifinal.

Zhang and Wang are expected to be the favorites to enter the final and bring China its second gold medal in table tennis, following Li Xiaoxia’s victory on Wednesday in women’s singles against fellow Chinese Ding Ning.

China’s top seed, Zhang Jike, has advanced to the table tennis final in the Olympics, making the China vs China in men’s singles likely to happen again.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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