Ding Ning gets sweet revenge against teammate for singles gold
Updated: 2016-08-11 11:05
Ding Ning at the women's singles table tennis final against teammate and defending champion Li Xiaoxia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 10, 2016. [Photo by Wei Xiaohao/chinadaily.com.cn]
RIO DE JANEIRO - China's Ding Ning beat teammate and defending champion Li Xiaoxia 4-3 to win women's table tennis singles gold medal at Rio De Janeiro in Brazil on Wednesday, completing a career Grand Slam Li won silver medal of the match.
The world number two, who left the London Games with a silver medal four years ago amid tears and a spat with the referee, fell on her knees and sobbed into her hands after she sealed the final point.
DPR Korea's Kim Song-I, who was playing in her first Olympics, took bronze with a 4-1 win over Japan's Ai Fukuhara amid loud cheers by her country's delegation in the crowd.