Singapore wins bronze medal at women’s team table tennis event.
Singapore added another historic notch to its belt by winning the women's team table tennis event. They shut out South Korea with a 3-0 match victory.
Tonight's win, added to Feng Tianwei's bronze-winning performance in the women's singles table tennis event last week, means that the city-state will bring back the largest medal haul in its Olympic history.
Feng Tianwei won the first and second matches with scores of 11-9, 11-8. Kim Kyung Ah then took the third game 11-4. The expedite rule, which requires those receiving a serve to only make 13 good returns in a row to win, was invoked for the fourth game. Feng won the tense game 13-11.
Li Jiawei threw a lot of power shots that Seok Ha Jung couldn't match, winning her first two matches 11-5, 11-8. Her opponent took back the third game 11-6. Li Jiawei then came back in the fourth game to win 11-8 after Seok pulled up to a 7-5 lead.
The first team game, which featured Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu against Seok Ha Jung and Dang Ye Seo started well for Singapore, who won the first two games 11-9 and 11-6.
The South Koreans answered with their own 11-6 win in the third game, but Li and Wang's focus would not be undone as they roared back with a dominant 11-5 win.