China achieves clean sweep of individual table tennis medals

Updated: August 23, 2008, 11:12 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- China's Ma Lin outlasted teammate Wang Hao to win the men's singles gold in Olympic table tennis.

It was a tense matchup between Ma, the second-ranked player in the world, and Wang, who's ranked first. The competition Saturday showcased dynamic play that ranged from soft pushes to high-speed volleys. Ma won with a score of 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9.

China swept all three medals in the singles event after Wang Liqin defeated Sweden's Jorgen Persson in the bronze-medal ...

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