Thursday, August 2, 2012

Zhang Jike is the Olympic Table Tennis Champion!

World Champion Zhang Jike quickly climbed to the all time greats list in a matter of two years by now winning the Olympic Gold medal. In 2011 he had won the World Championships.

Jike beat three time Olympic finalist, Wang Hao 4-1. He almost assured himself of the top podium finish when he started with a 3-0 lead after a tough first game. Although the experienced Wang Hao made a good comeback winning the 4th game and leading in the 5th, Jike closed out the match 4-1. There was a minor controversy about a table edge point in the 5th game.