Singapore Women are the World Table-Tennis Champions 2010!




Now, who says money cannot buy success? Singapore prove they could. While Goh Chok Tong or Mah Bow Tan's promise of reaching the Soccer World Cup Finals in 2010, didn't materialise, the women compensate for it by winning the World Table Tennis World Championships in Moscow.

Although the winning players are foreign talents bought from China, they are nevertheless good buys. And the players themselves are going to be millionaires by the time they step foot on Singapore again in a few days' time.

MOSCOW: Singapore's trio Feng Tianwei, Wang Yuegu and Sun Bei Bei rocked the sports world in Moscow when they beat reigning champions and world No 1 China 3-1 in the World Team Table Tennis Championships.

It was sweet revenge for the Singapore women's team, ranked No 2 in the world, after they lost in the 2008 final and the Olympic final to the Chinese.

China, powerhouses in the men's and women's game for so long, were left stunned by a confident display from the Singapore women.

Feng, Singapore's world No 2, was the star of the team, after she beat China's world No 4, Ding Ning, in the first singles, before coming back to the table to clinch the winning point 3-2 against women's No 1, 19-year-old Liu Shiwen.

Earlier, Wang stunned Liu in the second singles, while Sun fell to Guo Yan, setting up Feng's epic finale as the Singapore women became the 2010 world table tennis champions.

Results:

Singapore bt China 3-1
Feng Tianwei (SIN) bt Ding Ning (CHN) 3-2 (8-11, 3-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9)
Wang Yuegu (SIN) bt Liu Shiwen (CHN) 3-1 (11-7, 11-8, 2-11, 12-10)
Guo Yan (CHN) bt Sun Bei Bei (SIN) 3-1 (6-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-6)
Feng Tianwei (SIN) bt Liu Shiwen (CHN) 3-2 (11-7, 14-16, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7)

7 comments:

  1. Indeed. "Singapore women". Not Singaporean women. Finally a profitable overseas investment. Yawn.

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  2. not sg born boh pake

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  3. China Team B beats China Team A

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  4. Genie & AngeUJune 9, 2010 at 8:24 AM

    Some singaporeans are really born losers. Win also complain, lost also complain. As least they bring honour to the country as a singapore citizen. what had you parasites done so far for this country? Your forefathers are probably a China "B" or India "B" as well. Shame on you!

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  5. After watching the match, I must agree with Genie. We have to at least appreciate the character of these players. They fight for every point like their lives depended on it. They were selfless and determined to sacrifice everything just to win. Great sporting spirit!

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  6. I wonder how many local sportsmen/women compete as intensely as these players, especially Feng Tianwei. Instead of shrugging off their efforts, our local sportsmen should learn something from them.

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