Cover Hong Kong has won a bronze Olympic medal after beating Germany in the women's team table tennis event (Photo: Getty Images)

Hong Kong’s women’s table tennis team has made history by clinching a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

Hong Kong won a historic bronze medal in the women’s table tennis team event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, after beating Germany on August 5 (Thursday). Their contribution marks Hong Kong’s fourth medal overall, further cementing the Games as the city’s most successful to date after fencer Cheung Ka-long's gold in the individual men’s foil and swimmer Siobhan Haughey's two silver medals. 

The team of Doo Hoi-kam, Minnie Soo Wai-yam and Lee Ho-ching won 3-1 against German’s Shan Xiaona, Petrissa Solja and Han Ying. Germany took the lead after winning the opening doubles match 1-3, but Hong Kong won all the three subsequent singles matches, 3-1, 3-0 and 3-1. Their win marks the city’s second-ever Olympic medal in table tennis, after their coach Li Ching won silver with Ko Lai-chak in the 2004 Athens Olympics. 

Speaking to the press after the team's victory, coach Li Ching said, "I'm so happy that my team can earn Hong Kong a medal. I'm really proud of them and I want to thank all Hong Kong people for their support... We'll continue to work hard and perform our best to strive for good results in the future."

See also: Hong Kong Fencer Cheung Ka-long Makes History With Olympic Gold Medal

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