by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager
At the final hurdle he beat Chinese Taipei’s Chen Fu Kuei, the no.2 seed (11-8, 11-7, 11-4) and thus maintained the form of the previous day. In the first stage of proceedings he had overcome Huang Ching-Hung, the top seed and also from Chinese Taipei (11-1, 11-6, 11-6) to secure first place in the group.
Success for Natthawut Thinathet contrary to expectations; also in the Women’s Singles wheelchair categories there was a surprise winner but of a relatively minor nature. The host nation’s Tarsilem Tarsilem, the no.2 seed, secured the Class 4-5 title. She accounted for Thailand’s Wassana Sringam at the final hurdle (11-8, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10).
A notable win, Wassana Sringam was a player in form; the previous day at the semi-final stage she had beaten Hong Kong’s Wong Pui Yi, the top seed (11-5, 11-3, 11-8).
Otherwise in the wheelchair events the top seeds, the favourites, succeeded.
In the Men’s Singles events, Iran’s Mehran Vaslati won Class 1; Hong Kong’s Ko Hang Yee captured the Class 2 title. Success for visitors, there was also success for the host nation. Adyos Aston emerged victorious in Class 4; Agus Sutanto was crowned the Class 5 champion.
Meanwhile in the one remaining event in the Women’s wheelchair category, it was success for Thailand; Pattaravadee Wararitdamrongkul secured the top prize in Class 3.
Attention now turns to the team events, play concludes in Tuesday 3rd July.
2018 Indonesia Para Open: Results and Draws