by Ian Marshall, Editor
Following success against Russia’s Evgeny Tikhnov (12-10, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5) and Norway’s Martin Froseth (11-9, 11-7, 13-11), Napat Thanmathikom secured the cadet boys’ singles title at the final expense of Romania’s Andrei Istrate (11-8, 11-8, 11-7). Thus he added to his success of earlier in the week when he had won cadet boys’ team silver in harness with Tanapat Thanmathikom.
In the opposite half of the draw, in the later rounds, Andrei Istrate had beaten England’s Felix Thomas (11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-2) and Romania’s Paul Szilagyi (11-5, 11-9, 11-8).
Added to collection
Likewise, Sarvinoz Mirkadirova added to her medal tally. Bronze medallist in the cadet girls’ team event, alongside compatriot Alexandra Smirnova, by the narrowest of margins, she clinched the cadet girls’ singles title at the final expense of Russia’s Svetlana Dmitrienko (8-11, 12-10, 11-8, 3-11, 11-9).
Earlier at the quarter-final stage, Sarvinoz Mirkadirova had beaten Russia’s Sofia Umanets (11-6, 15-13, 11-5), followed by success in opposition to Brazil’s Giulia Takahashi (11-4, 11-9, 12-10). Similarly, Svetlana Dmitrienko had accounted for Hong Kong’s Poon Yat (11-5, 11-1, 11-9), before ending the hopes of Germany’s Jele Stortz (6-11, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10).
Success for Germany and Romania
Disappointment for Jele Stortz but in the cadet girls’ doubles event it was success; partnering Mia Griesel, the title was clinched at the final expense of Russia’s Mariia Bordiugovskaia and Karina Iusupova (14-12, 14-12, 11-5).
Gold for Germany, in the cadet boys’ doubles competition it was both gold and silver for Romania; Daniel Moldovan and Paul Szilagyi overcame Andrei Istrate and Horia Ursut to reserve the top step of the medal podium (11-9, 11-7, 11-8).
Five days completed, new names on the international roll of honour, names to note, one wonders what the future holds.