11 Oct 2018

Winners the previous day in the Men’s Singles events, Thailand’s Rungroj Thainiyom, China’s Zhao Yi Qing and the host nation’s David Jacobs added to their list of titles at the 2018 Asian Para Games in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on Wednesday 10th October.

In each instance, partnering colleagues, all justified their top seeded billing as play in the Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles events was the order of the day.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Rungroj Thainiyom joined forces with Charlermpong Punpoo to win Men’s Doubles Class 6-7 on what proved a very successful day for Thailand; overall they collected five titles.

In addition to the success recorded by Rungroj Thainiyom and Charlermpong Punpoo, Dararat Asayut and Pattaravadee Wararitdmrongkul secured gold in Women’s Doubles Class 3-5, whilst in Men’s Doubles Class 2-3, Yuttajak Glinbanchuen and Anurak Laowong reserved the top prize.

Likewise in the Mixed Doubles events, Thailand excelled. Anurak Laowong and Dararat Asayut joined forces to win Class 2-3; Wanchai Chaiwut and Wijittra Jaion combined to emerge as the Class 4-5 champions.

Five titles for Thailand, it was two for China as Zhao Yi Qing added to his Men’s Singles Class 9 success one day earlier. He partnered colleague Liu Meng to gold in Mixed Doubles Class 9-10. Mixed Doubles success for Liu Meng, there was also Women’s Doubles success; partnering ZhaoXiaojing, the pair won the Class 6-10 event.

Notable performances from visitors; the host nation was not to be left out. David Jacobs, the Men’s Singles Class 10 winner, partnered Komet Akbar to Men’s Doubles Class 10 success. Also, compatriots Agus Sutanto and Tatok Hardiyanto emerged as the Men’s Doubles Class 4-5 champions, whilst in Mixed Doubles Class 6-8 Mohamed Rian Prahasta and Suwarti Suwarti claimed the top prize.

Titles for China, Indonesia and Thailand, on the fifth day of action there was also success for Malaysia. Chee Chao Ming and Ting Ing Hock won the Men’s Doubles Class 8-9 title.

Play concluded in the individual events, attention now turns to the Men’s Team and Women’s Team competitions; matters come to an end on Saturday 13th October.

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