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Cao wins China's third table tennis gold at Rio Paralympics

2016-09-13 08:58:00 Xinhuanet

Cao Ningning (C) of China reacts during the medal presenting ceremony after Men's Singles Class 5 Gold Medal Match of Table Tennis against Valentin Baus of German at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 12, 2016. Cao Ningning won the Gold. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Cao Ningning secured China's third table tennis gold medal at the Rio Paralympics by winning the men's singles class 5 final on Monday.

The 28-year-old took the match 3-0 (13-11, 12-10, 11-8) in 28 minutes at Riocentro.

"This is my greatest achievement in the Paralympics. I was confident of winning before the tournament started, but also nervous," Cao told the Paralympic News Service.

"It feels weird to be the gold medallist but now I have to prepare for the men's team event."

It was Cao's second Paralympic gold medal after his success in the team classes 4-5 event at the London 2012 Games. He was also a silver medalist in the singles class 5 in London.

China's other table tennis gold medals here were won by Feng Panfeng in the men's singles class 3 and Liu Jing in the women's singles classes 1-2.

Cao Ningning of China reacts during the medal presenting ceremony after Men's Singles Class 5 Gold Medal Match of Table Tennis against Valentin Baus of German at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 12, 2016. Cao Ningning won the Gold.

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