Tearful Ending: China's Ding Loses Gold to Compatriot Li; GreenBeanBuddy Examines How Umpire Calls Got the World Champ Beaten

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Table tennis world champion Ning Ding was beaten by her compatriot Li XiaoXia in their gold medal match. As Ding implied that the umpire calls may have cost her the gold, GreenBeanBuddy checked on how the official's judgement caused her the loss.

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...Li's win was overshadowed by Ning's protest against the umpire's rulings that deducted a total of three points from her.

Women's table tennis gold match on Sunday proved that ping pong is China's territory. However, the match between two of the country's top representatives ended with tears as reported by dailymail.co.uk. Entertainment and sports news website GreenBeanBuddy.com looked into how one of the player's row with the umpire affected the conclusion of the game.

Based on the report, Ning Ding, the current table tennis' women's world champion, lost to her compatriot Li Xiaoxia in a 4-1 game. However, the report stated that Li's win was overshadowed by Ning's protest against the umpire's rulings that deducted a total of three points from her. The deductions, as shared by the report, were for service penalties and early taking of the towel – which is only allowed every after six points.

The report said that Ding felt the umpire was being too strict and it added she was in tears after the game. But apart from the issue during the match-up, the report also related the Li Xiaoxia was actually the next in rank after Ding in last year's world championship.

Below is an excerpt from a post entitled China Vs China Table Tennis Gold Medal Match Ended in Tears by GreenBeanBuddy.com.

“Table tennis finals for singles women ended on Wednesday. And no surprise, China got the gold. However, the player who got it was not the ping pong's reigning female champion. It was the runner-up. And that just left the world champ and the pre-match favorite player with a sob.

Ning Ding was that world champion and favorite player coming into the match. However, after five sets, she had to settle for silver. And that gold, it got nabbed by Li Xiaoxia, who ranked next to Ding in last year's championship.”

As commented by entertainment and sports news website GreenBeanBuddy.com, the issue about Ning Ding's loss due to the umpire's strictness keeps China into the limelight of London Olympics. Nonetheless, the site expressed that the judgement was not the major cause of Ning's loss. Instead, it was how the player reacted to the umpire's calls, it added.

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