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Sun Yingsha claims Women’s Singles gold medal at 2017 Japan Open

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The 2017 Japan Open has produced a stunning outcome at the event, as 16-year-old Sun Yingsha defied the odds to claim her first Women’s Singles gold medal on the ITTF World Tour.

Unseeded for the competition, Sun Yingsha was forced to negotiate two days of qualification rounds prior to the tournament and has gone on to leave the Tokyo crowd in a state of shock.

Sun Yingsha pulled off a great achievement to reach the final but it looked as though she would have to settle for a silver medal finish after she fell 1-3 behind on games difference to the second seed Chen Meng.

However, Chen Meng failed to reach the finish line ahead of her opponent as Sun Yingsha picked up three consecutive games to lift the trophy (9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8).

Victory in her first senior appearance on the ITTF World Tour Sun Yingsha was left slightly amazed of her achievement in Tokyo, “I’m excited about winning this, especially having to come back from three-one down at the start. It have never crossed my mind that I could win both the Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles gold here in Tokyo. I think because it’s my senior event, so I have no pressure or mental burden on myself. I was just playing my best for each and every match.”

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