by Ian Marshall, Editor
Winner of the class 1-3 title, Anna-Carin Ahlquist partnered Korea Republic’s Jung Younga to class 1-5 team success; at the final hurdle, the duo recorded a 2-0 win in opposition to Turkey’s Nergiz Altintas and Harice Duman.
Similarly, Merve Demir, who had beaten Neslihan Kavas in the class 9-10 final (11-6, 12-10, 2-11, 12-10), joined forces with her colleague to secure class 5-10 team success. In the gold medal contest they overcame Egypt’s Hanna Hammad and Zaki Dali; notably the previous day, Hanna Hammad had emerged the class 6 winner.
Similarly, in the men’s events, Thomas Schmidberger, the class 3 winner and Valentin Baus, the class 5 champion, joined forces to secure the top prize in the class 4-5 team competition. Most impressively at the final hurdle, they secured a 2-0 win in opposition to Turkey’s Nesim Turan and Ali Ozturk.
Good form maintained, it was the same from Clément Berthier, as it was from David Jacobs in group administered events. The class 8 winner, Clément Berthier joined forces with Malaysia’s Chee Chao Ming and Italy’s Raimondo Alecci to secure class 6-8 team victory; David Jacobs partnered colleague Komet Akbar, the player he had beaten in the class 10 final (11-7, 11-4, 11-13, 11-3), to success in the same category. In the former the Egyptian trio of Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Abouzaid and Hosny Hassan finished in second place; in the latter it was silver medals for the combination of Malaysia’s Mohamad Bakar and South Africa’s Theo Cogill.
Meanwhile, in the remaining men’s team events, in a class 1-3 group organised competition, the host nation’s Khaled Ramadan Ibrahim and Mamdouh Tamam finished in first place ahead of the combination formed by Thailand’s Anurak Laowong who joined forces with Kuwait’s Yaqoub Alqasem and Hamed Latif.
Likewise, in class 6-8 it was top spot for Egypt; also a group administered competition, Ahmed Sayed Moahmed and Abousteit Abdelmoneim ended matters in top spot with Georgios Mouchthis and Marios Chatzikyriakos of Greece, the next in line.
A day’s rest, the three day ITTF-African Para Championships commences n Sunday 30th June.
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