With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Olympic moments in history. Today, 30 July 2020, the Athens 2004 women's table tennis singles final.
The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 16 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting memories from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!
Athens 2004 Women's Table Tennis Singles Final
Chinese table tennis player ZHANG Yining is without a doubt one of the greatest athletes in the history of the sport. Athens 2004 saw her compete in her first Olympic final and she put in a spellbinding display, particularly in the final two sets where her opponent, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Kim Hyang Mi, only managed to score two points in each.
Zhang won her second Olympic title at Beijing 2008, succeeding her compatriot DENG Yaping who won gold at Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996.
Watch the gold medal match of the women's table tennis singles competition and follow Zhang Yining as she wins gold for China defeating Kim Hyang Mi from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea