Thursday, September 11, 2008

Olympic table tennis champion Zhang leads Chinese team to China Open

Newly crowned dual Olympic champion Zhang Yining is to lead a star-studded Chinese team to compete in the China Open table tennis tournament that starts on Thursday.

Zhang, team and singles gold medalist in the Beijing Olympics, is set to be a top draw in the Sept. 11-14 tourney.

China will send eight women and eight men to the 106-player event. Guo Yue, bronze medalist in women's singles at the Olympics, will also play, while Wang Nan, the silver medalist in Beijing, has retired.

Leading the Chinese men's team are Ma Lin, Wang Hao and Wang Liqin, who combined to win the men's team gold and then finished 1-2-3 in singles in the Olympics.

Source: Xinhua

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