China win women's team gold at Asian Table Tennis Championships

China beat Japan 3-0 to take the women's team title at the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday.

Liu Shiwen and Chen Meng dominated over their Japanese rivals with an identical score 3-0 while Sun Yingsha outclassed her opponent 3-1 to seal the victory for China.

In the opening match, Liu scored 13-11, 11-4 and 11-3 over Miu Hirano who only managed a tough resistance in the first game that lasted for 17 minutes.

Then came Chen Meng who downed Kasumi Ishikawa 11-9, 12-10 and 11-1.

Sun Yingsha conceded one game before beating Hitomi Sato 11-6, 11-8, 8-11 and 11-3 to wrap up the team honor for China.

"We must do our best to keep our glory since our opponents in Asia are getting stronger, and they push us to be stronger," Cheng said.

With a seventh consecutive gold, Chinese women's team also confirm for the Tokyo 2020 entry.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency