Jun Mizutani, Mima Ito, Tokyo Olympics

Jun Mizutani, Mima Ito

Japan's Mizutani and Ito clench first table tennis Olympic gold

Japan's Mizutani and Ito clench first table tennis Olympic gold

26/7/2021 6:32:00 PM

Japan's Mizutani and Ito clench first table tennis Olympic gold

Japan's dynamic duo of Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito narrowly defeated long-invincible Chinese pair Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen to give the host country ...

BookmarkTOKYO: Japan's dynamic duo of Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito narrowly defeated long-invincible Chinese pair Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen to give the host country their first Olympic table tennis gold in the mixed doubles event on Monday.Xu and Liu led after the first two games but Mizutani and Ito fought back with an 11-8 win in the third game.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Japanese pair kept the momentum going to win 5-11 7-11 11-8 11-9 11-9 6-11 11-6.For Mizutani and Ito, the 4-3 win over Xu and Liu was sweet revenge, having lost to the pair in the mixed doubles finals of the ITTF's World Tour Grand Finals and World Tour Swedish Open in 2019 as well as the World Tour German Open a year later.

"We've been losing to China at the Olympic Games and at world tournaments but we were able to take a revenge on all that at the Tokyo Olympics," Mizutani told reporters."I feel like I'm in a dream, that's how happy I am." headtopics.com

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