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Defending Paralympic table tennis gold medalist Ying Zhou defeats Slovene Andreja Dolinar in group play


Paralympic table tennis Image: Laura Hale.


LondonEngland — Table tennis was in full swing at London’s ExCeL North Arena 1 yesterday at the 2012 Summer Paraylympics, where Ying Zhou of China defeated Andreja Dolinar of Slovenia in straight sets with scores of 11–7, 11–5, and 11–7 in a game that lasted sixteen minutes total, with no individual set lasting longer than five minutes.

Both players met Italian Valeria Zorzetto earlier, with Zhou beating Zorzetto in straight sets and Zorzetto defeating Dolinar three sets to one with scores of 13–11, 11–3, 3–11, and 11–8.

The London Games are Kranj based Dolinar’s first. In contrast, the Kiangsu-based Zhou is the defending gold medalist in the Women’s Singles Class 4 event and Women’s Team Classes 4–5 event.

Dolinar’s next scheduled match is in the Women’s Team Cl 4–5 Quarterfinal 3 where Slovenia is to take onSouth Korea. Zhou’s next scheduled match is on Wednesday in the Women’s Team Cl 4–5 Quarterfinal 1 against a team to be determined.

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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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