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China's men power to team title

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China beat Germany 3-0 to win the gold medal in the men's team table tennis event in Beijing, adding the title to the women's team crown won on Sunday.

Boasting the world's top three players, China were rarely troubled by the German trio.

South Korea defeated Austria 3-1 in the bronze medal match.

"It was our strategy that we must win this gold medal because that demonstrates the power of our country," said coach Liu Guoliang.

"We have accomplished just one half of our pre-set target, the future battles will be even more difficult, even more challenging but we will try our utmost to win all of the gold medals."

Germany's rising star Dimitrij Ovtcharov, 19, said: "So we are very very happy, at this moment, this is the maximum that you can reach in the team event.

"China, they are the best team in the world, you have to accept it."

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Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forChina 4 2 2 8
Men's Singles 1 1 1
Men's Team 1 0 0
Women's Singles 1 1 1
Women's Team 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forGermany 0 1 0 1
Men's Team 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forSingapore 0 1 0 1
Women's Team 0 1 0
4 also show each event results forSouth Korea 0 0 2 2
Men's Team 0 0 1
Women's Team 0 0 1

see also
Team win gains China gold record
17 Aug 08 |  Table Tennis
Singapore into table tennis final
15 Aug 08 |  Table Tennis
Imperious China through to semis
14 Aug 08 |  Table Tennis
China dominate table tennis event
13 Aug 08 |  Table Tennis
BBC Olympics blog
15 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics
Table tennis tactics
04 Aug 08 |  Table Tennis

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