22 Dec 2018

Success for the host nation; in the first events to be decided in the Women’s Team competition at the 2018 Thailand Para Open in Chiang Mai, Chayanan Settisrikoedkun and Wachiraporn Thermoya struck gold.

They combined to secure the Class 8-10 title, emerging successful in a most impressive manner.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Wins by the margin of two matches to nil in each encounter proved the order of the day; no charity was offered. They finished ahead of the partnership formed by Japan’s Megumi Ishikawa and India’s Nikita Kumar; colleagues Sumalee Suangtho and Kanalaya Kriabklang concluded matters in third place.

First place as anticipated; Chayanan Settisrikoedkun and Wachiraporn Thermoya commenced play as the top seeds. Likewise, in Class 2-5 the Korea Republic trio of Yoon Jiyu, Lee Migyu and Jung Younga made a similar positive start to their campaign, as in Class 11 did the pairing comprising Japan’s Yumi Ono and Russia’s Elena Prokofeva; however, in Class 6-7, there were problems for Macao’s U Choi Hong and Lam Oi Man.

Yoon Jiyu, Lee Migyu and Jung Younga recorded a two-nil win against Iraq’s Rusul Al Waeli and Najlam Imad Lafta Al Dayyeni, followed by the same margin of success in opposition the Thai trio of Wassana Sringam, Supalak Butgunha and Panwas Sringam. Similarly, Yumi Ono and Elena Prokofeva secured wins by the same margin against Macao’s Choi Nok Io and Mok Nui Yan, as well as in opposition to Thailand’s Phimolphan Deekam, Wanna Sayeyang and Pronwimol Wangprachum.

Conversely, for U Choi Hong and Lam Oi Man, in their one and only fixture on the third day of action in Chiang Mai, it was defeat; they experienced a three-nil reverse in opposition to Hong Kong’s Chiu Kan Shan and Wong Yue Ching.

Play in Chang Mai at the 2018 Thailand Para Open concludes on Saturday 22nd December.

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