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Hosts Add to Medal Haul but Thailand Dominates Asean Games Team Events
By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor


Rosalinda Manurung won the Women's Singles Class 5 title  Photo By: Courtesy of Chan Foong Keong

12/21/2011       

Thailand proved the most successful country on duty in the team events, as matters came to a conclusion in the table tennis competitions at the Asean Para Games in the Indonesian city of Solo, on Monday 19th December 2011.

Five gold medals plus one bronze was the end result in the nine events contested, their nearest rivals being the host nation.

Indonesia secured medals in every event but silver was the predominant colour; they won seven silver and two gold.

However, in the remaining singles events Indonesia proved successful with David Mikael Yakob and Rosalinda Manurung securing gold.

Vietnam and the Philippines
The two remaining gold medals in the team competitions went Vietnam and the Philippines; the former adding one silver medal to their overall team tally, the latter one silver and six bronze.

Medals for the Philippines and also for Malaysia and Myanmar; both secured bronze.

Stole the Show
However, it was Thailand who stole the show on the final day; in the Menís Team events they won first prize in Class 3, Class 4-5, Class 6-7; whilst in the female competitions they emerged successful in Class 3-5 and Class 7-9.

Gold Medals
Meanwhile, for Indonesia, they emerged as champions Menís Team Class 9 and Menís Team Class 10, with success coming for Vietnam in Menís Team Class 8 and for the Philippines in Womenís Team Class 10.

More Indonesian Success
An impressive display by Thailand in the team events but Indonesia was overall the most successful country on show and so it proved in the concluding singles events.

David Mikael Yakob won Menís Singles Class 10, with the Womenís Singles Class 5 being secured by Rosalinda Manurung.

Silver in Menís Singles Class 10 went to Komet Akbar, also from Indonesia with the Womenís Singles Class 5 silver medal being secured by Thailandís Phoungjui Jindhapun.

Menís Singles Class 10
In the final of the Menís Singles Class 10 competition, David Mikael Yakob beat Komet Akbar (11-6, 11-6, 11-8), having overcome Vietnamís Tran Van Duc in the semi-finals (11-4, 11-3, 11-5).

In the counterpart semi-final, Komet Akbar had ended the aspirations of the latterís colleague, Bui Quy Thu (11-8, 11-4, 11-2).

Trouble Free
Few headaches for David Mikael Yakob and it was very much the same scenario for Rosalinda Manurung.

She overcame Vietnamís Do Thi Kim Binh in the semi-finals (16-14, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6), before accounting for Phoungjui Jindhapun in the final (11-9, 12-10, 11-8); in the counterpart semi-final, Phoungjui Jindhapun had beaten the host nationís Aminah Nur (11-5, 11-8, 11-4).




Moments to remember as table tennis came to a conclusion in the Asean Para Games

Photo courtesy of Chan Foong Keong

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Asean Para Games 2011: Menís Team Class 1-3, Menís Team Class 4-5, Menís Team Class 6-7
Asean Para Games 2011: Menís Team Class 8, Menís Team Class 9, Menís Team Class 10
Asean Para Games 2011: Womenís Team Class 3-5, Womenís Team Class 7-9, Womenís Team Class 10
Asean Para Games 2011: Menís Singles Class 10
Asean Para Games 2011: Womenís Singles Class 5
 

   

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