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Published on Jul 13, 2012
Highlights as Yoo Nam-Kyu wins the first ever Men's Singles Table Tennis Gold during the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.
Table tennis is very popular sport, especially in Asian countries such as China and Korea. So it was no surprise to see the crowd's enthusiasm for the Olympic debut of the sport at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.
In the Men's Final, the Olympic gold medal was decided between two Korean athletes, which made supporters even more excited for the match. On one side of the table was Kim Ki-Taik; while on the other side was Yoo Nam-Kyu.
After an unimpressive start, losing the first game by 17-21, Yoo Nam-Kyu won the next three consecutive games (21-19,21-11,23-21) to take the first ever men's singles Table Tennis Olympic gold medal.