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2016 Olympic Games

The 2016 Olympic Games Table Tennis competition has now been brought to an end. Featuring yet more Chinese dominance, shock upsets and fantastic crowd support, Rio 2016 has provided 12 days of Table Tennis at its best.

Canada's Eugene Wang started in the first round against Jorge Campos from Cuba winning 4-2. In round two he had to face Ahmet Li from Turkey and made a successful second round depute with a 4-0 win. After that in the 3rd round Chun Ting Wong from Hong Kong was to strong and it was the end of the Olympic Games for Eugene. The result does not reflect the match as all the sets were very close. 

“It is an honour to be part of Team Canada. Every time you learn something different and we are one big family during the games. I did not set a goal for myself, just play. I did ok and I have no regrets” says Eugene about his experience during the 2016 Olympic Games.

He continuous “You can truly feel the difference between the Olympic Games and other competitions. Everyone gives their best, the competition started 4 years ago! What means I have to start my preparation for Tokyo 2020 now!"

For British Columbia's Mo Zhang the first round was a 47min match against Czech Republic's Hana Matelova. A 4-3 win for the Canadian with some very close sets. The second round match was almost as long as the first one, but sadly enough ended in a 4-1 lost against Hungarians Georgina Pota.

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