Chinese Women's Table-Tennis Team Upset by Table-Tennis Team of Chinese Women

Chinese Women's Table-Tennis Team Upset by Table-Tennis Team of Chinese Women

Chinese Women's Table-Tennis Team Upset by Table-Tennis Team of Chinese Women

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June 1 2010 8:26 AM

Chinese Women's Table-Tennis Team Upset by Table-Tennis Team of Chinese Women

On Sunday in Moscow, the People's Republic of China was thwarted in its bid for a ninth consecutive world championship in women's table tennis,

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. China's coach Shi Zhihao

for the defeat.


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China had won 16 of the previous 17 women's championships, and had not lost a world title since 1991. That year, a unified Korean team defeated a young Chinese team that included

—who would go on to become a table-tennis legend—in her first team-finals appearance.

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Singapore was represented in the finals by

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,

, and

. Feng, Wang, and Sun are natives of the Chinese provinces of Heilongjiang, Liaoning, and Shandong, respectively.