Gold for China in table tennis

China's Li Xiaoxia with a 4-1 victory over compatriot Ding Ning in the women's singles final.

Reigning world champion Ding Ning was penalised for her service action with the score at 2-1 and, upset at the decision, never recovered her composure.

China have won the women's singles gold medal in every Games since it was introduced back in Seoul 1988.

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