12 Apr 2019

Success earlier in the week in the women’s singles events, the host nation’s Khetam Abuawad and Turkey’s Merve Demir added to their title collection at the 2019 Para Al-Watani Open in the Jordanian capital city of Amman on Wednesday 10th April by emerging successful in the team events.

Likewise in the men’s events Iran’s Hassan Janfeshan and Mahdi Masoumiyakhdani also completed the double.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Competing in class 4-5, Khetam Abuawad alongside colleagues Faten Elelimat and Fatmeh Al-Azzam emerged in first place in a group organized event ahead of Turkey’s Hatice Dulmen and Irem Oluk. Third position was the lot of the top seeds, the combination formed by Germany’s Sandra Mikolaschek and Nigeria’s Chinenye Obiora.

Similarly, Merve Demir joined forces with Neslihan Kavas and Umran Ertis to win class 6-10; the top seeds, in the final they recorded a 2-0 win in opposition to colleague Kubra Korkut who partnered Malaysia’s Gloria Gracia Wong Sze.

Meanwhile, in the men’s team events, Hassan Janfeshan allied with colleague Majid Arabi to claim gold in class 2-3, the duo concluding matters in top spot ahead of Thailand’s Natthawut Thinathet and Thirayu Chueawong; Jordan’s Sama Abu Jame and Mazen Mahd Al-Shamaileh, the top seeds, finished in third place.

Good form maintained by Hassan Janfeshan, it was the same in class 4-5 by Mahdi Masoumiyakhdani; he partnered Indonesia’s Adyos Astan to success; the top seeds, in a group arranged completion they finished ahead of Nigeria’s Nasiru Sule and Ahmed Owolabi Koleosho who joined forces with India’s Sandeep Kalra.

Success for the top seeds, it was the same in class 7-8; however, not in class 9, nor in class 10. In class 7-8 the combination of Phisit Wangphonphatnanasiri and Hungary’s Gyula Istvan Zborai recorded a 2-0 win against Norway’s Fredrik Johansen and Pablo Jacobsen to seal the title.

Rather differently, group organized events, in class 9 the formation of Germany’s Yannik Klaus Ruddenklau alongside Malaysia’s Chee Chao Ming and Brady Chin Zi Rong emerged successful ahead of top seeds, Belgium’s Laurens Devos and Ben Ashok Despineux. Likewise, in class 10, Nigeria’s Tajudeen Agunbiade, Victor Farinlove and Alabi Olably Olufemi concluded play at the head of the list with top seeds, Malaysia’s Mohammad Azwar Bakar and Ahmed Syahir Mohamad Kamal Saupi in runners up spot.

A successful tournament and there was a most welcome guest, His Royal Highness Prince Mired of Jordan visited on the first day of play and on returned on the last day to present the prizes.

2019 Para Al-Watani Championships: Draws and Results

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