Match with Tokyo Olympics Double Medalist Dimitrij Ovtcharov

By August 8, 2021 Blog

I got to play Tokyo Olympics double-medalist Dimitrij Ovcharov at the 2013 LA Open after he had won two medals at the 2012 London Olympics. He is now the only player to have won 6 Olympic table-tennis medals. I was happy to have given him his toughest match at the LA Open losing 3-1. He narrowly lost to 5-time Olympic gold medalist Ma Long, arguably the GOAT, 11-9 in the deciding 7th game in Tokyo in the men’s singles semifinals.