No more gold collected, game ends in Amman
Gold medals obtained the day before in the men’s singles and ladies’ singles events; on Saturday, May 21 at the Al-Watani Para Championships held in Amman, the task was to maintain form, to repeat success.
A total of five players have achieved the feat.
Egypt’s Sayed Youssef, winner of the class 7 men’s singles, partnered his compatriot Hanna Hammad for the class 14 mixed doubles title. mixed class 20 alongside her German teammate Marlene Reeg.
Meanwhile Jana Spegel added to the German success; Winner of the ladies’ single class 1, she teamed up with Sandra Mikolaschek to win the ladies’ doubles class 5.
Gold in women’s singles followed by gold in women’s doubles; the same was true for Bhavina Patel and Sonalben Patel. Together they won class 10, apart from Bhavina had succeeded in class 4, Sonalben in class 3.
Notably, Bhavina Patel came within a hair’s breadth of a packed house; in partnership with Jashvant Chaudhary, in mixed doubles class 10, they came out silver medalists. During the last hurdle, they were beaten by the Turks Suleyman Viral and Irem Oluk (11-9, 11-7, 11-4).
Notably, the success meant that Suleyman Viral left Amman with two titles, a situation that also applied to Sandra Mikolaschek and Marlene Reg.
Additionally, Suleyman Viral teamed up with Egypt’s Mohamed Eid Saleh to win gold in men’s doubles class 8, Sandra Mikolaschek in harness with Jan Guertler won first prize in mixed doubles class 7.
Similarly, Marlene Reeg and Tiziana Oliv were successful in class 20 ladies’ doubles.
Success after success for Germany and there were more, Benedikt Müller and Bjön Schnake took victory in the class 14 men’s doubles.
Meanwhile, in the remaining events, Egypt’s Khaled Ramadan Ibrahim alongside Greece’s Gregorios Chryssikos emerged victorious in class 4 of the men’s doubles; Iraqis Hasan Al-Majidi and Abdulrahman Shafeeq won the first prize in the 18 men’s doubles category.
The game in Amman has ended, attention now turns to Podgorica; the three days of the 2022 ITTF Montenegro Para Championships begin on Thursday 2nd June.