Published: 10:11, April 30, 2023 | Updated: 10:13, April 30, 2023
China's Chen, Lin take all titles at WTT Star Contender Bangkok
By Xinhua

Lin Gaoyuan of China poses with the trophy during the awarding ceremony after the men's singles final match against Jang Woo-jin of South Korea at the World Table Tennis Star Contender Bangkok 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand, April 29, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BANGKOK - Chinese paddlers dominated the World Table Tennis Star Contender 2023 Bangkok in Bangkok on Saturday with Lin Gaoyuan and Chen Xingtong combining to make a clean sweep of five titles on offer.

In the women's singles, Chen and South Korean Joo Cheon-hui had a close fourth game after Chen led the match 2-1. When both players missed their game points, Chen finally made it to win the game, and went on to wrap up the match 11-2, 6-11, 11-9, 15-13 and 11-5.

Lin Gaoyuan of China competes during the men's singles final match against Jang Woo-jin of South Korea at the World Table Tennis Star Contender Bangkok 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand, April 29, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Later, Chen teamed up with Kuai Man to win the women's doubles by beating Cheng I-Ching and Li Yu-Jhun of Chinese Taipei in straight sets. It was her third title as she had won the mixed doubles with Lin Gaoyuan on Friday.

Lin, for his part, had an epic battle with Jang Woo-jin of South Korea in the men's singles. He eventually gained the upper hand to win the final 9-11, 12-10, 17-19, 11-9, 11-5, 4-11 and 11-9.

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Jang Woo-jin of South Korea competes during the men's singles final match against Lin Gaoyuan of China at the World Table Tennis Star Contender Bangkok 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand, April 29, 2023. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

Both of them returned later for the men's doubles final. Paired with Lin Shidong, Lin Gaoyuan had an easy job by winning it 11-6, 11-3 and 11-1 to help China sweep all five titles from the tournament.