Ma Long and Li Xiaoxia are the first qualifiers of East Asia to the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Ma Long, who has some problems on his wrist, defeated his teammate Fan Zhendong by 16-18, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7 and 13-11.
On his way to the final, Ma Long beat Japan's Maharu Yoshimura by 11-3, 11-6, 11-7 and 11-8; Hong Kong's Wong Chun Ting by 11-6, 17-15, 11-9 and 11-5 and Zhang Jike by 11-3, 8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11 and 11-7.
In the women's event there were some surprises. Liu Shiwen was eliminated by Hong Kong's Doo Hoi Kem by 9-11, 5-11, 10-12, 12-10, 11-4 and 7-11 in the first day of competition. Ai Fukuhara also suffered an early departure. She lost to Hong Kong's Lee Ho Ching by 9-11, 5-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 and 10-12.
Ma Long vs Fan Zhendong Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel
Li Xiaoxia vs Kasumi Ishikawa Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel
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