A complete of 39 events, the like at the Andalucia World Para Championships 2022 yet greater than at any type of various other similar global competition, the top more than the previous record attained in 2014 in Slovenia; after 4 days of activity, damaging brand-new ground, the ITTF Lignano Masters Para Open 2023 wrapped up on Saturday 18th March.
Reason for the distinction was that in Slovenia, ladies’s songs course 1-2 integrated 2 classifications, in Lignano they were divided, Finland’s Aino Tapola and also the host country’s Giada Rossi taking the chances provided.
Aino Tapola (course 1) transformed the tables, silver medallist in Andalucia, in a team arranged occasion she completed in advance of her bane, Poland’s Dorota Buclaw, to secure gold.
Meanwhile, Giada Rossi (course 2) wrapped up play one of the most effective of all, the only gamer with a capacity. Later, partnering coworkers, she protected the ladies’s increases course 5 title along with Michela Brunelli, blended increases course 4 in collaboration with Frederico Crossara.
Both were rather surprise champions, each started play inhabiting the 2nd seeded setting; as a matter of fact, in Lignano, the unanticipated exceeded the anticipated. A complete of 11 events in each of the males’s songs and also ladies’s songs events; general no much less than 7 males and also 6 ladies distress the probabilities.
Contrary to forecasts, all 5 events in the males’s songs mobility device courses observed unanticipated champs, gamers from Korea Republic quite forthcoming. Kim Hyeonuk (course 1), Kang Changyoung (course 2) and also Jang Yeongjin (course 3), all amazed professional sight.
Notably, at the quarter-final phase, Kang Changyoung finished the development of Poland’s Tomasz Jakimczuk (11-7, 12-10, 11-6), the gamer that in the opening round had actually created one of the competition’s significant distress. He had actually stopped the aspirations of Frenchman, Fabien Lamirault, the ruling Paralympic Games and also World champ (11-8, 9-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-4).
Likewise, Japan’s Kazuki Shichino (course 4) and also Serbia’s Mitar Palikuca (course 5) supplied shocks. Kazuki Shichino, once again not among the seeded names, duplicating the success of the previous week on the Costa Brava.
Defying forecasts, in the males’s songs standing classifications, Poland’s Piotr Grudzien (course 8) and also Chinese Taipei’s Chen Po-Yen (course 11) did the same. Each distress the probabilities to safeguard gold.
Performances to elevate the brows, added to Aino Tapola and also Giada Rossi, there was no lack of shock names on the ladies’s songs roll of honour; the standout name being Brazil’s Bruna Alexandre.
Winner on the Costa Brava, at the course 10 semi-final phase, the 27-year-old climbed to brand-new elevations; by the narrowest of margins she defeated Poland’s Natalia Partyka (4-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9), 5 times a gold medallist at theParalympic Games Brimful of self-confidence, the Brazilian protected the title at the cost of Chinese Taipei’s Lin Tzu-Yu (11-5, 11-3, 11-3).
Impressive from Bruna Alexandre, in the ladies’s songs standing events, 3 additional names pleased, all ending their ventures unanticipated champions. Norway’s Nora Korneliussen (course 7), Poland’s Karolina Pek (course 9) and also Japan’s Miwa Yamaguchi (course 11) climbed to the celebration.
Upsets, yet there were end results as projection. In the males’s songs standing competitors, the host country’s Matteo Parenzan (course 6), the ruling World champ, warranted his front runner condition, as did Poland’s Maksym Chudzicki (course 7), Belgium’s Laurens Devos (course 9) and also Montenegro’s Filip Radovic (course 10).
In a comparable blood vessel, in the ladies’s songs events, Croatia’s Andela Muzinic Vincetic (course 3), Serbia’s Borislava Peric-Rankovic (course 4) and also Alexandra Saint-Pierre of France (course 5) advanced; a scenario that additionally put on Great Britain’s Fliss Pickard (course 6) and also Brazil’s 15-year-old Sophia Kelmer (course 8).
Victory for Borislava Peric-Rankovic implies she currently possesses 16 Lignano titles; later on she protected ladies’s increases course 10 gold, partnering associate, Nada Matic.
Two titles for Borislava Peric-Rankovic, it coincided for Andela Muzinic Vincetic; on the wrapping up day of play, she signed up with pressures with compatriot Tomislav Spell to assert blended increases course 7 gold.
Not to be ignored both Jang Yeongjin and also Mitar Palikuca included their earlier males’s songs success; Jang Yeongjin partnered colleague Kim Hakjin to the males’s increases course 4 leading reward, Mitar Palikuca signed up with pressures with Nada Matic to delight in blended increases course 10 success.
Attention currently relies on São Paulo, an element 20 competition for globe ranking objectives, the three-day ITTF Brazilian Para Open 2023 commences on Friday 23rd March.
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