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Two Bay Area Table Tennis Athletes Qualify For 2012 Summer Olympics

The 2012 Summer Olympics will be here before we know it. The next few months will see a slew of athletes locking up their spots in their respective sports. There will be plenty of Bay Area athletes represented. Over the weekend, another pair of Bay Area athletes secured spots to the Olympics in London, so mark your calenders and plan accordingly for when you will be able to cheer on Lily Zhang and Timothy Wang.

The Mercury News reports that Zhang and Wang both qualified for spots on the United States Olympic table tennis team on Sunday.

Zhang, a 15-year-old Palo Alto High student, joined training partner and friend Ariel Hsing of San Jose in heading to the London Games after winning the North American Olympic qualifying tournament in Cary, N.C. She defeated Canada's Anqi Luo 4-1 to advance.

Wang earned the final men's berth by routing Barney Reed 4-1 in the semifinals of the third men's tournament.

Since Jeremy Lin will not be a part of the U.S. men's basketball team and the governing bodies refuse to accept college football as an Olympic sport, it is good that we will have at least one Palo Alto representative to cheer on as they go for the gold.

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