Table Tennis

Zhang Jike on his way to beating Wang Hao in Paris. Photo: Reuters

Zhang Jike beats Wang Hao to claim world table tennis crown

Defending champion Zhang Jike retained his men's singles title at the world championships after defeating fellow mainlander Wang Hao in the final. Fourth seed Zhang prevailed 11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-7 in a rematch of last year's Olympic final to secure a fourth major title in a row.