OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992 - Round-Up: Table Tennis

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CHINA, who have done well in so many sports at Barcelona, moved towards a hat-trick of golds in the sport they might most expect to dominate, table tennis, when Lu Lin and Wang Tao (above) won the men's doubles.

Lu and Wang, the second seeds, beat the former world champions from Germany, Jorg Rosskopf and Steffen Fetzner, 26-24, 18-21,21-18, 13-21, 21-14, pulling away from 10-9 in the final game.

Jorgen Persson, the world champion, suffered one of the most humiliating defeats of his career when he was beaten 21-14, 21-18, 21-8 in the quarter finals of the singles by Ma Wenge, the world No 7 from China.

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