30 Mar 2019

Favourites for gold, the top seeds enjoyed success in the men’s team wheelchair categories on Friday 22nd March at the 2019 Para Costa Brava Open in Girona.

The exception to the rule was in class 3 where Korea Republic’s Baek Youngbok and Kim Jeongseok had to settle for silver; gold being secured by colleague Jang Yeonjin and Jenson Van Emburgh from the United States.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

In the final Jang Yeonjin and Jenson Van Emburgh made the perfect start by securing a close doubles win (11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 5-11, 13-11), prior to Jenson Van Emburgh overcoming Baek Youngbok (12-10, 11-5, 11-6) to seal the victory.

Notably in the group stage of proceedings Baek Youngbok and Jenson Van Emburgh had beaten Brazil’s Welder Knaf and David Andrade de Freitas by the same margin. Second place was the lot of the Brazilians, they progressed to the main draw where, at semi-final stage, a 2-0 defeat was experienced at the hands of Kim Jeongseok and Baek Youngbok.

Meanwhile, in the remaining men’s team wheelchair events it was success for the top seeds.

The French pairing of Fabien Lamirault and Stéphane Molliens emerged successful in class 2; thus underling their dominance in the category, earlier they had contested the men’s singles final with Fabien Lamirault emerging the winner.

Success for Fabien Lamirault and Stéphane Molliens, in class 5 it was success for their colleagues Alexandre Delarque and Nicolas Savant-Aira. Moreover it was a second title for Nicolas Savant-Aira, one day earlier in the same class he had won the men’s singles event.

Similarly, in class 4 Kim Junggil added to his men’s singles title; also competing in class 4 he joined forces with Korea Republic colleagues Kim Younggun and Kim Gyujeong to secure the top prize.

Play concluded in Girona, attention now turns to Amman, the capital of Jordan. The Para Al-Watani Championships commence on Monday 8th April and conclude on Wednesday 10th April.

2019 Para Costa Brava Open: Results

Paralympics Para Table Tennis 2019 Costa Brava Spanish Open Korea Republic United States

No results found.