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Commonwealth Games: Singapore win men's table tennis team final

Published on Jul 29, 2014 6:56 AM
 
Singapore's players pose with their national flag after winning the gold medal in the table tennis team final at the Scotstoun Sports Campus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on July 28, 2014. Singapore have won gold in the Commonwealth Games table tennis men's team final against England in replica circumstances to their 2010 victory in New Delhi. -- PHOTO: AFP

GLASGOW (AFP) - Singapore have won gold in the Commonwealth Games table tennis men's team final against England in replica circumstances to their 2010 victory in New Delhi.

Their trio of Zhan Jian, Gao Ning and Li Hu prevailed 3-1 against England's Liam Pitchford, Paul Drinkhall and Andrew Baggaley.

Zhan, the world No. 32, set Singapore up with a 3-2 win in the best of five match rubbers, as world No. 134 Drinkhall's brave attempt was seen off 11-2 in the final game after the Englishman had led 2-1 in games.

Pitchford was then seen off by world No. 20 Gao in straight games 11-9, 13-11, 11-3.

 
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