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Japan clinches 1st Olympic table tennis medal

London, England (Sports Network) - Japan clinched its first ever Olympic table tennis medal Sunday after the women's team beat Singapore 3-0 in a semifinal match.

Japan will play the winner of Monday's match between favored China and South Korea. The women's final is scheduled for Tuesday.

Four matches Sunday sussed out the semifinalists on the men's side.

Top-seeded China rolled past Singapore 3-0 to set up a meeting on Monday with Germany, which beat Austria 3-0. Hong Kong defeated Japan 3-2 and will face No. 2 seed South Korea, which knocked off Portugal 3-2.

08/05 18:12:13 ET


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