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American qualifies for table tennis quarterfinals

American qualifies for table tennis quarterfinals

Wang Chen has defeated Kim Kyung-ah of South Korea to become the first American in Olympic table tennis history to advance to the quarterfinals.
Wang collapsed to her knees after her 4-3 win over Kim and cried into her towel.
"I thought it was possible to beat her as long as I was full of confidence, because she's a defensive player," Wang said about her win Thursday with a score of 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 10-12, 6-11, 11-9, 11-5.
Wang is ranked No. 23 in the world and runs a popular pingpong club in New York City. She will play sixth-ranked Li Jia Wei of Singapore in the quarterfinals Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Gao Jun of the U.S. was eliminated from the women's singles event after losing 4-3 to Wu Xue of the Dominican Republic.


Updated : 2020-12-02 20:46 GMT+08:00