On Monday, Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito of Japan won their country’s first Tokyo Olympics table tennis gold medal. Putting an end to years of Chinese domination with a comeback victory on home soil.
Since South Korean Ryu Seung-singles min’s men’s victory in the 2004 Athens Games. China had won every Olympic championship in the sport. But Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen squandered a two-game lead in a thrilling final in Tokyo.
Mizutani and Ito hustled into an 8-0 benefit in the concluding game and finished it off when Xu hit a return into the net. With the Japanese pair winning 5-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 11-6.
Liu and Xu, the leading title holders, looked stunned by their loss as their rivals embraced and praised a well-known win.
The triumph likewise sent the host country to the highest point of the general Olympics awards. Table toward the day’s end activity with eight golds, one more than the United States. We will give you some updates and guides for Table tennis games here in OKBET.
Before this, China had won a striking 28 of 32 golds in Olympic table tennis history. Intensely tipped for one more decisive victory in the Japanese capital.
“We had been defeated by China so many times at the Olympics and world championships. But we finally got our revenge at the Tokyo Olympics, and I’m overjoyed,” Mizutani said.
Second seeds Mizutani and Ito were on the verge of losing in the quarterfinals on Sunday and saved seven match points to prevail 16-14. In the seventh game against Germans Patrick Franziska and Petrissa Solja.
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“I’m happy,” Ito, 20, remarked. I was able to complete it without quitting. “I had a great time throughout the game.”
Cheng I-ching and Lin Yun-Ju won bronze for Taiwan by defeating Emmanuel Lebesson and Yuan Jia Nan of France 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, 11-5.