Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain out of men's team event after China defeat

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Highlights: GB lose out to China in table tennis

Great Britain have been knocked out of the men's table tennis team event in the quarter-finals by reigning Olympic champions China.

Liam Pitchford and Paul Drinkhall each lost in the singles and Drinkhall and Sam Walker were beaten in the doubles as China progressed 3-0.

Great Britain won bronze at the World Team Championships in March.

China, winners of 24 of the 28 Olympic table tennis golds ever awarded, play in Monday's semi-finals at 19:00 BST.

"Our results as a team are on the up so I think table tennis in Britain is in a great place. Hopefully we can keep building on that," said Drinkhall.

"We're definitely looking at Tokyo 2020. It was a tough draw here against China but I think we all believe that if that happens again in Tokyo then we'll go to beat them.

"As a team we've got great team spirit and individually we're improving a lot. I think we've got the best team spirit in table tennis."

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