China sweep Team Table Tennis World Cup crowns
Chinese team with their trophy Dubai, Jan 12 (IANS) China swept the men's and women's titles at the Team Table Tennis World Cup at the Al- ...
Dubai, Jan 12 (IANS)
China swept the men's and women's titles at the Team Table Tennis World Cup at the Al-Nasr Sports Club.
The Chinese men's team beat Austria 3-0 to win their sixth straight trophy Sunday, reports Xinhua.
Chinese youngster Fan Zhendong beat Daniel Habesohn 3-0 and Olympic champion Zhang Jike defeated Robert Gardos in straight sets.
Zhang then paired up with Xu Xin in the doubles, beating Stefan Fegerl and Habesohn 3-0.
The Chinese men took home $50,000 and Austria had $25,000 as runners-up, the best ever result for the European country in the team World Cup.
The Chinese women's team thrashed North Korea 3-0 earlier in the day. Zhu Yuling, Liu Shiwen and Ding Ning all won their games to secure China's seventh consecutive crown.
Liu beat Ri Mi Gyong 3-2 while Zhu defeated Ri Myong Sun 3-2. Ding combined with Liu to crush Ri Mi Gyong and Kim Hye Song 3-0 in straight sets.
Twelve women's teams and as many men's teams participated in the tournament.