China overpowers S. Korea for men’s team title at Asian Table Tennis

Players of China pose for photo during the awarding ceremony after men’s teams final between China and South Korea at the 2019 Asian Table Tennis Championship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 18, 2019. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

China beat South Korea 3-0 to take the men’s team title at the 2019 Asian Table Tennis Championships here on Wednesday.

World No. 1 Xu Xin scored the opening 11-3, 11-7, 11-9 victory over South Korean Jang Woo-jin, paving the ways for his peers in the following rubbers.

Fan Zhendong outclassed Jeoung Young-sik 11-8, 11-9, 11-7 before Liang Jingkun sealed the victory with a 11-8, 11-7, 11-4 victory over Lee Sang-su.

“I think this championships is quite important to our team. It will enhance our morale and confidence, which is really helpful for us to play the individual matches later,” Liang said on the sidelines of Among Raga Sports Hall.

The final witnessed the Chinese team’s marvelous performance throughout the championships, winning every match 3-0 since the quarterfinals.

En route to the final, the Chinese men’s team ousted Singapore in the quarterfinals on Sunday and defeated Japan in the semifinals earlier Wednesday.

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