# North Korean women's table tennis defeats Chinese Taipei in return to international competition after three years away North Korea needs to win Group C to set up 'North-South showdown' North Korean men's table tennis loses first match of team competition North Korea's women's table tennis team wins in its return to [스포츠토토맨](https://www.sportstotomen.com/category/%ed%95%b4%ec%99%b8%ed%86%a0%ed%86%a0%ec%82%ac%ec%9d%b4%ed%8a%b8/) international competition after a three-year absence. The North Korean women's table tennis team defeated Chinese Taipei 3-2 in the first match of the women's table tennis team event Group C at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China, on Feb. 22. North Korea returned to international competition at the Hangzhou Asian Games after not competing since the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games World Team Qualification in Portugal in January 2020. None of the North Korean players are ranked by the [토토사이트](https://www.reddit.com/user/sportstotolink123/comments/168nxng/mens_basketball_team_to_train_in_japan_in/) International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) in singles. Sitting on the North Korean bench is Kim Hyok-bong, who won the mixed doubles gold medal at the 2013 World Championships in Paris, where he and Kim defeated South Korea's Lee Sang-soo and Park Young-sook in the final. Against Chinese Taipei, North Korea sent out Kim Geum-yong, Pon Song-kyong and Cha Soo-soo. North Korea won 3-2 (11-8 5-11 11-9 7-11 11-6) over Jeon Zu Yeow (48) in the first singles and 3-0 (11-3 11-8 11-8) over Lee Yeow Jun (57) in the third singles. However, the score was balanced in the second and fourth singles, with Byun Song-kyung losing 1-3 (11-9 9-11 4-11 4-11) to Zheng Yijing (14th) and Kim Geum-young losing 0-3 (7-11 2-11 3-11). The match came down to the final five singles, [스포츠토토](http://clients1.google.si/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fsportstoto.link) with Pon Song Kyong defeating Jeon Zhiyou 3-1 (11-8 9-11 11-8 11-4). North Korea will play its final group match against the Maldives at 11 a.m. on Nov. 23. If North Korea wins that match, it will likely finish first in Group C and advance to the quarterfinals. They will have to wait until the final to meet South Korea, who have secured the top spot in Group D. [Meanwhile](http://drill.lovesick.jp/drilldata/index.php?sportstotolink22), the North Korean men's table tennis team of Yong Yong Sung, Ri Jong Sik, and Ahn Jisung lost 0-3 to Japan in the team event. The DPRK men's table tennis team will now face Nepal at 1 p.m. on Nov. 23 for the second spot in the round of 16. [고스톱](https://www.gostopsite.com/wiki/bbs/board.php?bo_table=sportstotosite) ![](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/ByP1mByg6.png)