China News Service, Beijing, July 29. Beijing time on the 29th, in the women's singles semifinals of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Chinese player Sun Yingsha eliminated Japanese player Mima Ito 4:0 and advanced to the final.
Prior to this, Chen Meng easily defeated Singapore player Yu Mengyu 4-0 to advance to the final.
In this way, the Chinese team locked in advance the gold medal in the women's singles table tennis at the Tokyo Olympics.
Mima Ito is the only "single seedling" left in the singles event of the Japanese team in this Olympics. Before that, the two men's singles players Tomokazu Zhangmoto, Takaki Niwa and the women's singles Yoshizumi Ishikawa had all been eliminated.
Since the start of the Olympic Games, Mima Ito has shown a relatively good state.
In the previous mixed doubles final, her partner Mizutani Falcon defeated the Chinese combination Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen and won the gold at home.
Sun Yingsha is known as the "little devil". She had an absolute advantage in the direct dialogue between her and Mima Ito.
For example, in the ITTF Team World Cup held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2019, in the second set of singles, Sun Yingsha and Ito Mima staged a focus battle.
With two games behind, Sun Yingsha withstood the pressure to make tactical changes, and finally staged a "jedi reversal" in three consecutive games.
In this semifinal, Sun Yingsha continued the advantage.
In the first game of the two sides, Sun Yingsha entered the state relatively quickly and quickly won by 11:3.
In the second game, Mima Ito stepped up the fight and once took a 9:3 lead.
But Sun Yingsha stabilized her position and scored 7 points in a row to get the game point.
With Mima Ito returning the ball out of bounds, Sun Yingsha won the second game 11:9.
In the third game, it was a little bit sluggish. After Mima Ito chased to 6:8, Sun Yingsha scored 3 points in a row and took another game at 11:6.
In the fourth game, Sun Yingsha did not soften, 11:4 in the next game, eliminated the opponent, and advanced to the final.