14 Dec 2017

Bronze medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Ng Mui Wui added to her list of titles at the recent Asian Youth Games which concluded in Dubai on Wednesday 13th December, after three days of intense competition.

She won the Women’s Singles Class 11 title beating colleague, Li Hiu Ting in the final (11-5, 11-13, 11-5, 11-5) but it was her compatriots, Chiu Kan Shan and Wong Yue Ching, who attracted the attention.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Neither player seeded, Chiu Kan Shan overcame Wong Yue Ching in the final of Women’s Singles Class 6-7 (11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7), before the duo joined forces to secure the Women’s Team Class 6-7 title.

A notable effort and it was the same outcome for Indonesia’s Hana Resty. In a group organised event, the no.2 seed, she won Women’s Singles Class 8-9, the crucial contest being her win over Japan’s Yuri Tomono, the top seed (11-9, 11-4, 11-9). Success in the individual event, later in Women’s Team Class 8-10 it was also success; she partnered colleague Shella Dwi Radayana to gold.

Earlier in Women’s Singles Class 10; Shella Dwi Radayana had been beaten in the final by Nozomi Takeuchi (11-9, 13-11, 11-3), like Yuri Tomono from Japan.

Titles for Hong Kong and for Indonesia, in the Women’s Singles events, there was also gold for Iran.

Maryam Gilanilarimi won Class 2-3. She finished ahead of colleague Farzaneh Sohrabitarar and Iraq’s Hawraa Al Qaysi; similarly Zahara Ansarian captured the top prize in Class 4-5.  Also in a group organised event, she concluded matters unbeaten; second and third places finished in the respective hands of Thailand’s Wassana Sringam and Panwas Sringam.

Overall, a total of 30 players all under 20 years of age at the start of the year competed in the Women’s events in Dubai.

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