Ma Lin of China is only one win away from the gold medal, triumphing over compatriot Wang Liqin 6-2 in the singles semifinal. Ma Lin earns a bid to the singles final and secures a place on the podium by winning the match 11-5, 11-9, 11,9, 10-12, 3-11, 11-8. Wang Liqin will play in the bronze medal match. Table Tennis Singles Men's Semifinal- Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Wang Liqin (CHN), Ma Lin (CHN)
Ma Lin of the People’s Republic of China wins the gold medal in the men’s table tennis final. Ma takes the first two games. Wang Hao, also of China, counters and wins game 3. Ma comes back to win games 4 and 5 to win the match 4 games to 1. Wang Liqin of China wins the bronze, which marks the first time one nation has claimed all three medals in the Olympic table tennis men’s singles event.