Zhang Jike has won gold in the men's singles.
Zhang Jike has won gold in the men's singles. Getty Images Sport - Feng Li

Zhang takes table tennis gold

CHINA'S Zhang Jike has completed the Grand Slam of table tennis after securing gold at the London Olympics.

Zhang became only the fourth man to complete the Slam - World Cup, World Championship and Olympic Gold - by demolishing compatriot Wang Hao in five sets.

Zhang was out to a three sets to nil lead before Wang hit back in the fourth, but a comeback was quickly snuffed out as Zhang wrapped up the match 18-6, 11-5, 11-6, 10-12, 13-11. 

The defeat added more misery to the Wang trophy cabinet with the 28-year-old seemingly to be the eternal bridesmaid.

Expected to retire from the Olympics after London, Wang may never shake his runner-up status with his London silver medal set to hang next to the two he won in Beijing and Athens.

 


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