Jang Woo-Jin was instrumental in delivering team glory for South Korea ©Getty Images

South Korea beat Chinese Taipei to secure their first men's team title in 25 years at the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Doha.

A 3-1 win over Chinese Taipei in the final secured the crown for South Korea, who had not won the event since 1996.

The men's team tournament at the Asian Table Tennis Championships had been dominated by China, winners of the last 11 titles.

But the country chose not to send players to the competition due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, opening the door to the other participating nations.

It was an opportunity taken with aplomb by South Korea, whose triumph over Chinese Taipei included two singles wins for Jang Woo-jin at Lusail Sports Arena.

Jang overcame Chen Chien-An 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7 in the opening rubber before his 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 success against Chuang Chih-Yuan wrapped up the title.

Chuang had levelled the tie at 1-1 by ousting Lee Sang-su 11-9, 13-11, 7-11, 11-8.

An Jae-hyun restored South Korea's lead with a 12-10, 11-9, 14-12 win over Feng Yi-Hsin.

India, beaten in the semi-finals by South Korea, and Japan, who lost out to Chinese Taipei, claimed the bronze medals.

The tournament in the Qatari capital is scheduled to continue tomorrow.