China selects men’s, women teams table tennis team



BEIJING (AP) — China has chosen Wang Hao and Zhang Jike to play table tennis singles with Ma Long joining them in the men’s team competition at the London Olympics.

Earlier, Ding Ning and Li Xiaoxia were picked for women’s singles with Guo Yue playing the team event.

China has won 20 of 24 gold medals in table tennis since the sport entered the Olympics in 1988, and will be favored again to take all four gold medals in London.

Under new rules for this year’s Olympics, only two players from any country can play singles.