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S. Korea to team table tennis quarters

Updated: August 4, 2012, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- In one of the most politically charged showdowns of the Olympics, South Korea defeated North Korea in men's table tennis Saturday.

The tense match was closer than expected, with second-seeded South Korea winning the team competition 3-1 to reach the quarterfinals. The two countries, still technically at war, were playing a game that has often tried to bring them together.

South Korea's Ryu Seung-min, the 2004 Olympic champion, defeated North Korean Kim Hyok Bong in the fourth ...

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