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Table Tennis: U.S. women advance to bronze medal bracket

August 14, 2008 |  1:36 am

Crystal Huang of the United States returns the ball alongside teammate Jun Gao as they compete in the table tennis event at the Peking University Gymnasium

BEIJING -- The U.S. women's table tennis team defeated Nigeria 3-0 Thursday to advance to the bronze medal bracket, which is scheduled for Friday morning.

Crystal Huang of San Gabriel,  Jun Gao of Gaithersburg, Md., and Chen Wang of New York City each swept their opponent 3-0 in the best-of-five matches.

-- Debbie Goffa

*UPDATE: The U.S. advances to the bronze medal bracket, not bronze medal match.

Photo: Crystal Huang of the United States returns the ball alongside teammate Jun Gao as they compete in the table tennis event at the Peking University Gymnasium. Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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