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Singapore land first gold in team Table Tennis

Singapore win their first gold medal of Birmingham 2022 with victory over Malaysia in the Women’s Team Table Tennis.

Jingyi Zhou and Jian Zeng set the ball rolling with a 3-1 win over Karen Lyne and Ying Ho in the doubles.

Tianwei Feng then scored a comprehensive 3-0 win over Li Sian Alice Chang in the first singles match.

And the gold was wrapped up when Jian beat Ying Ho 3-1 to give Singapore an unassailable 3-0 advantage.

Tianwei said: “I’m very pleased to see that this team, they’re able to display such exceptional performances, not just in performing, but being very thorough in their preparations as well.

“I hope, leading up to the individual events, they are able to display the same type of spirit and do well in the individual events.”

Australia claimed the bronze medal after a 3-0 win over Wales.

Minhyung Lee and Jian Fang Lay set the ball rolling with a straight-sets victory over Chloe Anna Thomas Wu Zhang and Charlotte Carey, with singles wins for Yangzi Liu and Jian, over Anna Hursey and Carey respectively, completing the victory.

Australia coach John Murphy said: “We’re really, really excited and overwhelmed to win the medal. It’s really good for the girls and it’s really good for our programme in general.

“Hopefully that confidence [of winning a medal] will flow through the whole team. We hope to be in similar matches for the individual, doubles and mixed doubles events.”

Credit: Birmingham 2022

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