(, August 17) -- The first gold medal ever for the Table Team event went to at the , Sunday, August 17. The silver medal went to who staged a hard fight against the determined host.
Olympic veteranof China played the first match against Singapore's Feng Tianwei winning 3-1. World No. 1 (CHN) faced a determined Li Jiawei (SIN) in the second match. After losing the first game to Li, Zhang found her pace and ultimately overtook the Singaporean 3-1. In the doubles match, China's Zhang Yining joined forces with teammate and claimed a 3-0 victory.
The win had not come as easy as hoped. With Chinese President Hu Jintao andPresident among the cheering crowd, the pressure for the Chinese team to win was tremendous.