Chinese Taipei win men’s doubles TT title

Paris, May 20 (IANS) Chinese Taipei’s Chen Chien-An and Chuang Chih-Yuan upset Hao Shuai and Ma Lin from China to win the men’s doubles title at the World Table Tennis Championships here.

Chen and Chuang fought back from one game down to win three in a row but Ma, former Olympic Champion, and Hao Shuai took the fifth before the Chinese Taipei tandem sealed the victory Sunday by taking the sixth 11-8, reports Xinhua.

This was the second event that China failed to win at the World Championships following the mixed doubles and the third title they have lost since the 2003 worlds in Paris.

China cleanswept all five titles from 2005 to 2011 at all World Championships.

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