Mixed fortunes for Hong Kong table tennis players

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Hong Kong table tennis player Lam Siu-hang came back from a 1-3 deficit to advance to the final 32 of the men’s singles competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

This is the second game in a row that Lam needed of the seven games to defeat his opponent. He lost 0: 9 in the fourth game, but kept his cool to beat Indian Sathiyan Gnanasekaran.

Lam, 24, will next face Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto, who is now fifth in the world rankings.

Things didn’t go so well for mixed table tennis duo Wong Chun-ting and Doo Hoi-kem – they were knocked out in the quarterfinals.

After match point, Wong complained about what he considered to have been a foul on the opponents’ serve, but said the referee refused to watch a replay.

The two ended up losing 3-4 to the French Yuan Jianan and Emmanuel Lebesson.

In badminton, Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet were beaten in straight sets to love in the group stage by Chinese Wang Yi Lyu and Huang Dong Ping.

The pair will need to win their last group game on Monday against German players to qualify.

Elsewhere, rower Winnie Hung was eliminated from the women’s single scull competition after finishing last in her quarter-final.

In windsurfing, Michael Cheng was eighth on day one of the RS: X men’s races, but Stephanie Norton placed 29th in the first of the women’s laser radial races.


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