08/01/2012 11:51 EDT | Updated 10/01/2012 05:12 EDT

Li Xiaoxia wins women's singles Olympic gold for China in table tennis

LONDON - Li Xiaoxia extended China's domination in women's singles table tennis by clinching the Olympic gold medal with a victory over teammate Ding Ning in Wednesday's final.

China has won every women's singles gold medal in table tennis since the game was introduced at the Olympics in 1988. It has won 21 of 25 gold medals in the sport and is expected to sweep all four gold medals in London in singles and team play.

Feng Tianwei of Singapore defeated Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan for the bronze.