China’s Chen Meng has won Gold in the women’s singles event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic, top seed Chen Meng defeated her compatriot, second seed Sun Yingsha (9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9) to take home the highly coveted Women’s Singles gold medal on Thursday, 29th July.
Both making their Olympic Games debut in Tokyo, Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha display the highest level of table tennis in an end-to-end affair.
“I can finally laugh now because it has been pretty intense the last few days. I was very nervous during the match because both Sun and myself really wanted to fulfil our personal goal of winning the gold medal. We matched each other well, but I believe what gave me the edge was probably my experience. We have got two days of rest before we go again to the Team’s event. I want to bring home the gold medal for China in the Team’s event again. All I want to do is to admire my gold medal now,” said Chen Meng
Chen Meng and Sun Yingsha secured their tickets to the gold medal match after both posting 4-0 victories at the semi-final hurdle, accounting for Singapore’s Yu Mengyu (11-6, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6) and Japan’s Mima Ito (11-3, 11-9, 11-6, 11-4) respectively.
China has now emerged victorious in all nine finals since the sport’s Olympic Games introduction in 1988.