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2016 Rio Paralympics: Men's team beat Germany, women's team see off Croatia


09-17-2016 15:49 BJT

Full coverage: 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

To Brazil for the Rio Paralympics where China would continue to dominate in table tennis by topping the podium in both the men's and women's team events. China now have 93 golds thanks to the nine the country picked up on Friday to go along with 74 silver and 49 bronze and first place in the medal table.

In one of the most entertaining finals of the Rio Games, China would defeat Germany 2-1 to clinch the men's team class 3 title. Germany won the opening doubles encounter, but Feng Panfeng won the singles match to draw even before Zhai Xiang overcame Bruchle Thomas in five sets to secure victory.

China's other table tennis team success came in the Class 1-3 final. The PRC paddlers consisting of Li Qian, Liu Jing, and Xue Juan are hardly challenged as they quickly wrap up the victory 3-0 against their Croatian opponents.


Croatia's Andela Muzinic (L) and Helena Dretar Karic compete during the women's team class 1-3 final of table tennis event against China at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 16, 2016. Croatia lost 0-2 and got the silver medal. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

26-year-old finishes in 26.24 seconds to win fifth gold

Wang Yinan secures his fifth Paralympic gold medal by winning the 50m freestyle S8 final. The 26-year-old clocks 26.24 seconds to beat Ukraine's Bohdan Hrynenko by 0.43 seconds.

Chinese beats compatriot Deng to claim gold medal

Cheng Jiao picks up her third gold medal in Rio by winning the 50m backstroke S4, beating compatriot Deng Yue by 1.9 seconds. Cheng also won the 50m breaststroke SB3 and 150m individual medley SM4 finals.

24-year-old beats Rojas of Venezuela by 0.93 seconds

On the track, Liu Cuiqing secured her second gold medal of these Games by winning the women's 400m T11 final. The 24-year-old crosses the line in 56.71 seconds to beat Venezuela's Sol Rojas by 0.93 seconds.

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