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.