S Korea take table tennis bronze

South Korea beats Austria 3-1 to take the bronze medal in the men's team table tennis competition.

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BEIJING // South Korea beat Austria 3-1 to take the bronze medal in the men's team table tennis competition. Defending singles gold medallist Ryu Seung-min struggled early in the contest, losing 3-1 to Robert Gardos, ranked 47th in the world. But he rebounded in the fourth and decisive match, beating Austria's Chen Weixing 3-0 with a number of powerful rallies. Ryu has had a disappointing showing at the Olympics, going into the contest today having won only two of his six singles matches. However, teammate Oh Sang-eun has excelled in Beijing, losing only to Ma Lin of China, ranked second in the world. It was South Korea's second table tennis bronze at the Beijing Olympics. The women's squad took third place yesterday with victory over Japan.

*AP