There was history made in both the men’s and women’s bronze medal play offs, with Latin America and North America winning their first ever table tennis Olympic medals, which portrays the global strength of Table Tennis.
United States Lily ZHANG was equally excited about her 10-12, 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 victory over KATO Miyu (JPN) to win the groundbreaking bronze medal: “I wanted this medal so much, not just for me, but for my country. I had to keep myself calm before the match and try not to think about it too much. I was even more determined to win the medal, as my roommate came home last night with a silver. I feel like I am floating I am that ecstatic.”
Find more information on her incredible performance on the ITTF website: http://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf_full_story1.asp?ID=36658&Competition_ID=2059&
Congratulations Lily Zhang for this incredible performance!