Australia, Great Britain and Thailand Top Podium of Individual Events
The Individual events wrapped up today with Australia, Great Britain and Thailand claimed first titles.
Thailand’s Witsanu Huadpradit sealed the gold medal of BC1 Individual after rolled over Malaysia’s Chew Wei Lun 9-0, with his fellow Natthawut Deemak collecting the bronze by a narrow 3-2 win against the Greece’s Christos Kypriotis.
Thailand also dominated in the BC2 class. Watharaphon Vongsa and Worawut Saengampa defeated their opponents in the semi-finals, and Vongsa claimed the gold after a 4-2 victory. China’s Zhiqiang Yan beat Hidetaka Sugimura from Japan 4-0 to capture the bronze medal.
In the BC3 class, Australia’s Daniel Michel spoilt the Great Britain’s plan of having two players advanced to the final, and took the gold by winning 4-2 against Patrick Wilson. Hong Kong’s Ho Yuen Kei competed with Jamie McCowan in the bronze medal match and she eventually claimed the title with a 3-1 win.
Great Britain’s Stephen McGuire earned the gold after defeating Hong Kong’s Leung Yuk Wing 4-1 in the BC4 final. Croatia’s Davor Komar secured the bronze by crushing his opponent, Hong Kong player Lau Wai Yan Vivian 6-0.
The pool stage of Team and Pairs events will start tomorrow. Public are welcome to watch the fascinating matches for free at Ma On Shan Sports Centre. Latest news, competition results and live streaming will be available in this website or HKPC&SAPD Facebook page (facebook.com/HKPCSAPD).