by Ian Marshall, Editor
Li Hsin-Yu gave his team the ideal start by beating Baldwin Chan Ho Wah (17-15, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9), before Huang Yan-Cheng accounted for Yiu Kwan To (11-5, 11-8, 11-7) to double the lead; a four games doubles success ended proceedings (8-11, 11-4, 11-9, 12-10).
Earlier at the quarter-final stage Li Hsin-Yu and Huang Yan-Cheng had posted a three-one win against the Hong Kong ‘A’ team outfit comprising Choy Chun Kit and Yu Nok. Later by the same margin, victory was secured in opposition to the Chinese Taipei ‘C’ team outfit comprising Tsai Li-Yang, Wang Guan-Ru and Zou Shang-Cheng; the latter two forming the doubles pairing.
Tsai Li-Yang, Wang Guan-Ru and Zou Shang-Cheng were very much an in form trio; at the quarter-final stage, they had beaten Belgium’s Nicolas Degros and Adrien Rassenfosse, the favourites for gold.
Meanwhile, in the opposite half of the draw, Baldwin Chan Ho Wah and Yiu Kwan To had reserved their place in the final courtesy of a three-one success in opposition to Iran’s Radin Khayyam and Navid Shams, having one round earlier been stretched the full five match distance by the Chinese Taipei ‘B’ combination comprising Kuo Chia-Hung and Tsai Kai-Cheng. The player to guide the Hong Kong outfit to victory was Yiu Kwan To; he beat both Kuo Chia-Hung (12-10, 11-4, 10-12, 11-3) and Tsai Kai-Cheng (11-7, 11-6, 11-6).
The Cadet Boys’ Team event concluded, attention now turns to the individual competitions.