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China sweeps singles medals in table tennis

Beijing, China (Sports Network) - China made it a clean sweep of medals in men's singles in table tennis on Saturday at the Olympics, marking the first time that's been accomplished by any nation.

Ma Lin won gold, while silver went to Wang Hao and bronze to Wang Liqin, one day after a Chinese female trio accomplished the feat.

Lin beat Wang Hao in five games on Saturday, 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-9.

In the bronze medal contest, 42-year-old Jorgen Persson of Sweden faltered to Wang Liqin in four consective games.

For Wang Hao, it was his second straight silver after finishing second at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games to Ryu Seung-min of the Republic of Korea. The bronze medal was Wang Liqin's second in a row, after also finishing third four years previously, when he beat Jan-Ove Waldner of Sweden in the Athens bronze medal match.

08/23 14:05:15 ET

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