London 2012 Table Tennis: Google Doodle's ping-pong
Google Doodle moves on from hockey to the next event, Table Tennis. Till now, as expected, China has dominated the medals tally in the sport with the Gold and the Silver in the women's singles event at the London Olympics 2012.
New Delhi: Google Doodle moves on from hockey to the next event, Table Tennis. Till now, as expected, China has dominated the medals tally in the sport with the Gold and the Silver in the women's singles event at the London Olympics 2012.
Earlier, Swedish table tennis veteran Jorgen Persson finally decided not to compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after his seventh attempt to win an Olympic medal was thwarted in the London Games.
Persson lost his second-round match 0-4 to Croatia's Andrej Gacina in the men's singles at the ExCeL arena.
"I won't be at the next Olympics. If you can't pass the second round here, there will be no chance for Rio. The game's getting quicker and quicker and everything has to come to an end. And this is the end," Persson said.
During the 28-minute match, Persson could hardly withstand Gacina's fierce attacks, losing 5-11, 6-11, 7-11 and 4-11.
"He put the pressure on me and unfortunately I could not change the game. It was his game all the way. He made it difficult for me," Persson said.
Persson has competed at every Games since table tennis became an Olympic sport at Seoul 1988. The 1991 World Champion beat Segun Toriola of Nigeria in the first round on Saturday.
Indian paddlers Ankita Das and Soumyajit Ghosh too had a disappointing Olympics campaign, although nothing was really expected from them too. Das bowed out in the very first round while Ghosh went out in the second round.
(Agency inputs IANS)