Rio Olympics: China sweeps silver and gold in table tennis singles

China’s Ding Ning might have lost in the table tennis singles Olympic final four years ago, but this year, Ding came out on top with a thrilling finish.

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Ding beat compatriot Li Xiaoxia 4-3.  Li was the opponent that defeated her in the London Olympic Games, so the two have traded spots on the podium: Ding gold, Li silver. For Ding, this is the second time she has won a gold medal for in 2012 she was able to win gold in the team event.

As for bronze, Kim Song I of North Korea took third place with a  4-1 victory over Japan’s Ai Fukuhara.

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