Red’s Olympic Update

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For those who missed the exciting Women’s Single Table Tennis final last night, it featured a rousing match between Ding Ning (you know how Red likes interesting names)  and Li Xiaoxia decided in seven sets.  Ding avenged her loss to Li at the 2012 London Games in the final.  It appears that Li and Ding have a frosty relationship at best as after the match there was a perfunctory handshake and nothing else.  The Olympic Gold gives Ding the much-hallowed triple crown of table tennis (who knew?) having previously won the World Championship (twice) and the World Cup (also twice).

For those who discount table tennis as a professional sport — almost nothing comes close in China.

 

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