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Chinese table tennis player Ma Long, Olympic champion, after his victory over compatriot Fan Zhendong 4-2 on July 30, 2021 at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games / AFP

The Chinese Ma Long won, as in 2016 in Rio, the title of Olympic table tennis champion on Friday in Tokyo.

Ma beat compatriot Fan Zhendong 4-2 to clinch his fourth Olympic title at age 32, including two team victories in Rio and Tokyo.

Chinese table tennis player Ma Long serves against compatriot Fan Zhendong in the Olympic final on July 30, 2021 at the Tokyo 2020 Games / AFP

He is the first since the introduction of table tennis to the Olympic program in 1988 to win the men’s singles title twice in a row.

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