Result: China cruise to women's team gold

Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia of China secure gold in the women's team table tennis competition with a victory over Japan.

China's Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia have won gold in the women's team competition after recording a comfortable 3-1 victory over Japan.

Kasumi Ishikawa and Sayaka Hirano of Japan were put on the back foot immediately as the Chinese duo quickly settled to wrap up the first set 11-6 in six minutes.

However, there was more to come from Guo and Li as they moved into cruise control with a set of world-class table tennis to extend their lead.

Japan briefly threatened to force an unlikely comeback when they shocked their opponents with a tight 11-9 triumph in the third set.

The Japanese team's hopes of finding a way back into the match were quickly dashed as the fourth set ended 11-5 in favour of China to give Guo and Li gold.

Singapore secured the bronze medal earlier in the day with a win over South Korea.

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