China claimed four gold medals at the 2019 ITTF World Tour Hong Kong Open here on 09 June 2019. Wang Yidi snatched her first women’s singles title on the international stage by defeating second seed Mima Ito of Japan with a thunderous 4-0 score-line (11-3, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6).
Lin Gaoyuan added another gold for China after he took a six-set victory over Tomokazu Harimoto of Japan 11-3, 7-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7. The men’s doubles title has also been awarded to China as Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan defeat Jang Woo-jin and Lim Jong-hoon of South Korea 6-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-8.
In the women’s doubles final, Chinese pair Chen Ke/Mu Zi overcame Jeon Ji-hee/You Eun-Chong of South Korea 9-11, 11-1, 11-4, 11-5. China sent only their young guns to the Hong Kong Open as they reserved their star players such as Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Liu Shiwen and Ding Ning for next week’s Japan Open.
2019 ITTF World Tour:
The ITTF World Tour 2019 is the 24th season of the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) professional table tennis world tour.
Hong Kong Open 2019:
Held on: 6-9 June
Location: Hong Kong
Category: World Tour