Table-tennis: Singapore brushed aside 3-0 by China in men’s team event

Gao Ning and his team-mates lose 3-0 to China (File photo: Getty images)Gao Ning and his team-mates lose 3-0 to China (File photo: Getty images)

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Singapore were no match for powerhouse and defending champions China, going down 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the men's team event.

Singapore lost the first two singles matches in quick succession at the ExCel Arena in London.

First, Gao Ning lost 3-love to China's Ma Long.

Compatriot Zhang Jian could fare no better against Wang Hao, also losing 3-0.

Zhan then paired up up with Yang Zi  but also lost 3-0 to Zhang Jike and Wang Hao with a comprehensive 11-8, 11-9, 11-3 defeat.

China march on to the semifinals while Singapore's men end their campaign, at least having gone stage further than the 2008 Games in Beijing.