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Convincing wins, rating line doesn’t replicate reality


by Ian Marshall

Six games played at the Metropolitan Gymnasium were the last to be finished, the battle between the Republic of Korea and France surpassing the hour mark, which lasted over 90 minutes between China and Slovakia.

Kim Junggil and Kim Younggun got the Republic of Korea off to a decisive start by beating Florian Merrien and Nicolas Savant-Aira in a grueling double substitution (14-12, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8).

The victory was decisive, in the immediately following competition Kim Younggun fired, as the name suggests, from all cylinders, he beat Maxime Thomas convincingly (11-9, 11-2, 11-5).

Equally important was the doubles for the Chinese Cao Ningning and Guo Xingyuan; they defeated Peter Mihalik and Boris Travincek in a tense duel over the full distance (11-8, 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7). Hardly contested it was no different in the next competition, Cao Ningning defeated Boris Travincek by a narrow margin (11-3, 11-9, 7-11, 8-11, 11-9).

At some point it seemed tense that a decisive competition might be necessary; in the fifth game Boris Travincek led 9-6, from that moment on Cao Ningning played without a mistake.

The final is scheduled for Thursday, September 2nd, at 10:00 a.m.

Finalists known, in the women’s team class 9-10 the semi-finalists have now been determined.

The Chinese Xiong Guiyuan and Zhao Xiaojing scored a 2-0 win against Tan Shiau and Lin Tzu-Yu from Chinese Taipei; With the same margin, Poland’s Natalia Partyka and Caroline Pek ended all the dreams of winning medals that the host nation might have had. They scored a 2-0 win against Japanese Nozomi Takeuchi and Yuri Tomono.

It was also a 2-0 win for the Australians Lei Li Na and Yang Qian against the Hungarians Zsofia Arloy and Yang Qian.

Big wins, for Brazilians Bruna Alexandre and Danielle Rauen life was more demanding; It took them the full three games to beat Turks Merve Demir and Neslihan Kavas.

Merve Demir and Neslihan Kavas secured doubles (3-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8) before Bruna beat Alexandre Merve Demir (11-9, 11-7, 11-6) and Danielle Rauen beat Neslihan . defeated Kavas (11-3, 11-9, 11-6) to complete the recovery.

The semi-finals will be played at 7.30 p.m. today.



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