Rio Olympics 2016: Ding Ning beats Li Xiaoxia to win table tennis gold

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Overwhelmed Ding Ning takes table tennis gold

China's Ding Ning won table tennis gold at Rio 2016, beating compatriot Li Xiaoxia in a thrilling women's singles final.

Ding, who lost to Li in the final in London four years ago, came out on top of a final-game decider to win 4-3.

It is the 26-year-old two-time world champion's second Olympic gold having won the team title for China in 2012.

Meanwhile, Kim Song I won bronze for North Korea after with a 4-1 victory over Japan's Ai Fukuhara.

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