The Chinese men's team thrashed number one seeds Germany to win their ninth consecutive International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Team Championships title in the Swedish city of Halmstad.
Three-time Olympic gold medallist Ma Long got the Chinese team off to a good start with a convincing 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 win over two-time Olympic bronze medallist Timo Boll to put his side 1-0 up.
World number one Fan Zhendong then continued the Chinese onslaught at the Halmstad Arena by recording an 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 victory against Ruwen Filus, putting his side on the verge of victory in the best-of-five affair.
With his side firmly on the ropes, Patrick Franziska tried to initiate a German comeback and beat Xu Xin 11-9 in the first game of their match.
Xu, however, managed to swing the momentum firmly back in his favour and won the next three games 12-10, 11-7, 11-5 to give him a 3-1 victory and China an overall 3-0 win.
South Korea, who, unlike their female counterparts did not unify with the North Korean team, who failed to qualify for the quarter finals, shared bronze with fellow semi-finalists Sweden.
China also won the women's event yesterday.