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Commonwealth Games: Singapore take six out of seven table tennis golds

Published on Aug 3, 2014 6:42 AM
Singapore's Zhan Jian celebrates winning against England's Paul Drinkhall during their team table tennis gold medal match at the Scotstoun Sports Campus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. -- PHOTO: AFP

GLASGOW (AFP) - Singapore finished the Commonwealth Games with six table tennis golds out of a possible seven after Zhan Jian won the men’s singles and Feng Tianwei secured her third gold of the Games with Yu Mengyu in the women’s doubles.

Singapore’s dominance of the sport was no surprise but second seed Zhan’s win against Gao Ning, the top seed, in the final, came as a minor shock.

“I didn’t have special strategies,” said Zhan, who won 11-9, 11-2, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7.

“We are good friends and very close. We were both very conflicted because we’re good friends. We wanted to play a non-Singaporean. But we also wanted to win more medals for Singapore.

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