Taiwan mixed doubles pair beat men’s team in special table tennis match

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/06/2020
By: Lung Po-an and Kay Liu

Lin Yun-ju (front) and Cheng I-ching. CNA photo Aug. 5, 2020

Kaohsiung, Aug. 6 (CNA) Taiwanese mixed doubles table tennis duo Cheng I-ching (鄭怡靜) and Lin Yun-ju (林昀儒) won a specially arranged match against the world No. 8 men's doubles pair Wednesday.

Cheng and Lin, who have gained a berth in the delayed Tokyo Olympics, faced off against four-time Olympian Chuang Chih-yuan (莊智淵) and Chen Chien-an (陳建安) in the finals of a table tennis competition organized by the government as part of the training for athletes who will be competing in the Tokyo Games.

Chuang and Chen, 39 and 29 years old, respectively, were the men's doubles gold medalists in the 2013 World Championship.

In the finals of the special competition Wednesday, the gold medalists went down 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 11-3 to the world No. 4 mixed doubles pair Cheng and Lin, who had won a match against another men's team a day earlier.    [FULL  STORY]

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