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Tokyo 2020 : TeamSG paddlers' valiant effort against China, wasn't good enough to advance to semis!

by Circle News posted on Aug 03, 2021 17:06:18 PM

(Team SG's Lin Ye and Yu Mengyu in Team QF at Tokyo 2020 - Photo by SportSG)

 

By Kenneth Tan 

 

The Singapore women’s table tennis team’s journey in Tokyo 2020, has ended. That's after the trio of Feng Tianwei, Lin Ye and Yu Mengyu went down to a 3-0 loss to top seeds China in the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Team Event on Tuesday afternoon (August 3).

It was always to be an uphill battle against the Chinese, who have been undefeated in the women’s and men’s Team Events, since it was first introduced in the Olympics back in 2008. They produced a strong statement of intent last Sunday, as they began their title defence with a commanding 3-0 victory over Austria in the Round of 16, without dropping a single game in all 3 matches.

Having reached this stage after a largely comfortable 3...

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