Ontario Wins Gold Medal in Mixed Doubles Table Tennis

Ontario’s James Pintea and Hollie Lau played Roxana Pao and Calvin Chong from Alberta for the gold medal in mixed doubles.

Alberta was able to win game 1 by a score of 11-9 on its 4th game point after being up 10-6.  Ontario rebounded to win game 2, 11-6 to even the match at 1 game apiece.  The key point in game 3 was taking a timeout at 10-8 after losing 2 game points.  Even though Ontario lost the next point to make it 10-9, they were able to win the next point and win 11-9 to move 2 games to 1 up.  The 4th game was another tight one but Ontario was able to win it 11-9 and take the gold medal.

When asked what were your first thought after winning the last point, James Pintea said “we get a gold medal”.  James added “we have to be strong mentally to win a match like this” when questioned about playing a strong team such Alberta.

In the bronze medal match, British Columbia’s Mike Yue and Teri Zhou came from 2 games to 1 down against Quebec’s Mathieu Theriault and Li Quan Ly to win 3 to 2.  The scores of the games were 7-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-8 and 11-6 to give BC the bronze medal.

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