Table Tennis: Assar beats Chuang, becomes first ever Egyptian to reach quarter finals

In quarters, Assar will be facing world no.3 Ma Long of China on Wednesday.

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 27 Jul 2021
Egypt s Omar Assar
Egypt s Omar Assar competes against Taiwan s Chuang Chih-yuan during his men s singles round of 16 table tennis match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by JUNG Yeon-je / AFP)

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Table tennis player Omar Assar became the first ever Egyptian to reach the Olympic quarter finals, after beating world no.27 Yuan Chih Chuang of Chinese Taipei 4-3 in single men's round of 16 at the Tokyo Games on Wednesday.
 
Earlier on Wednesday, the 30-year old and world no.43 Assar defeated the 2019 World Championship finalist and current world no.9 Mattias Falck of Sweden with the same result in the single men’s round of 32. 
 
Omar previously participated in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, but he never managed to get past the round of 64.
 
In quarters, Assar will be facing world no.3 Ma Long of China on Wednesday.
 
Ma Long is the gold medalist at the 2016 Olympics and also the 2019 World champion.
 

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