Hong Kong’s Doo Hoi-kem competes during the table tennis women’s team round of 16 against Brazil’s Jessica Yamada at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Aug 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (KIN CHEUNG / AP)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong women’s team rallied past Brazil 3-1 to book a quarterfinal slot in the table tennis team event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games on Sunday.
Minnie Soo Wai-yam/Lee Ho-ching opened the match with a 3-0 win over Jessica Yamada/Caroline Kumahara, but Lee lost 2-3 in the third game to Kumahara.
The team’s best player Doo Hoi-kem claimed two points in the second and fourth game, beating Bruna Takahashi 3-0 and Jessica Yamada 3-1.
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The Hong Kong team face Romania in the quarterfinal at 1:30 pm Hong Kong time on Monday.
Hong Kong’s Minnie Soo Wai-yam, Lee Ho-ching and Doo Hoi-kem attend the table tennis women’s team round of 16 against Brazil at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (KIN CHEUNG/AP)