Olympic Team Event Semi Final: Ma Long Vs Bastian Steger

The Finale

Ma Long wanted to carry on his flying form from the 1st game in the team event, and he did. He took an early lead and was 7-1 up in the 1st set with Steger. He capitalised on this and won the 1st set 11-3, allowing no room for the German who looked lacklustre. The 2nd set was more of a contest and the German had an opportunity to get a set point if he played out of his skin at 5-7. However he didn’t manage to win another point that set and Ma Long took a step closer to the overall result for the Chinese with an 11-5 win. Dimitri did not let Ma Long away without a fight and saved 2 match points but there was no stopping the eventual outcome and Ma Long took the final set 11-7.

Check out the winning point of this match which subsequently got China’s 3rd point to take them through to the Finals


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China Vs Germany Doubles

It was doubles time and we were set to see 3 of the top 10 players do battle on one table. Wang Hoa and Zhang Jike took on Timo Boll and Steger. Click here for the full match report, written by ADPP who was at the match!

Ovtcharov’s Vs Ma Long

The opening match was always going to be a tight affair as the suprise bronze medalist, Dimitri Ovtcharov was up against the world class talent of Ma Long. Click here for the full match report, written by ADPP who as at the match

Timo Boll Outclasses Zhang J K

This was set to be a real close match. Timo Boll did not perform well in the singles event so had a lot to prove against the Gold medal winner Jike. Click here for the full match report, written by ADPP who was at the match!


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