London, England (Sports Network) - China earned its third gold medal in table tennis at the London Games, beating Japan for the women's team title on Tuesday.
China posted a 3-0 win over the Japanese, as Li Xiaoxia and Ding Ning won their respective singles matches and the duo of Guo Yue and Li picked up a victory in doubles. By winning the silver, Japan earned its first medal in table tennis.
Earlier on Tuesday, Singapore beat South Korea 3-0 for the bronze medal.
The Chinese can earn a sweep of the table tennis gold medals for a second straight Olympics with a victory in the men's team event. China faces South Korea for the gold Wednesday after Germany takes on Hong Kong for bronze.
China won every event at the 2008 Beijing Games and won eight medals overall. At these Summer Games, China has won five medals, including two silver.
08/07 12:58:16 ET