Shock loss for Tianwei in Rio quarters

Second seed Feng Tianwei was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the table tennis women’s singles at the Rio Olympic Games on Tuesday.

The Singaporean went down 14-12, 11-8, 11-7 to eighth seed Ai Fukuhara of Japan.

Tianwei was defending her bronze medal she won in London at the 2012 Games. However, she will still compete in the team event later in the competition.

In other results, Ding Ning of China defeated Han Ying of Germany in straight sets.

The top seed will go on to face North Korea’s Kim Song in the semi-finals, who knocked out Yu Mengyu of Singapore.

Third seed Li Xiaoxia made short work of Cheng I-Cheng to book her place in the final four, where she faces Fukuhara.