July 31, 2012

Day 3 saw the final Oceania athlete competing in the Singles Event at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

William Henzell (AUS) was out to write the record books in Australian Table Tennis and book his place in the last 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The man standing in his way was Vladimir Samsunov of Belarus, a former World Number 1, who has also won multiple medals at the World Championships. The match see-sawed as William took a 2 games to 1 lead, and then fell behind 2 games to 3 before levelling the match and taking it into a deciding game. Racing out to a 4-1 lead, William’s fans were on the edge of their seats, could this be the biggest win of his career?

Vladimir Samsunov (BLR) [WR 14] defeated William Henzell (AUS) [WR 130] (12-10, 8-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7) (Third Round)


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