China dominate at Oman Junior and Cadet Open
February 10, 2018 | 8:58 PM
by Sports Reporter
Ahmed Al Riyami was one of the Omani players to advance to the second round of singles competitions. Photo - Supplied

Muscat: Young Chinese continued to dominate the proceedings at the Oman Junior and Cadet Open being organised at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.

The championships, the first ITTF Premium Junior Circuit event to be organised in the Sultanate, will culminate with a colourful closing ceremony on Sunday with Minister of Sports Affairs Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al Mardhouf Al Saadi presiding over as the chief guest.

The championships so far saw the Chinese dominate the proceedings winning top honours in three team events - junior boys, cadet boys and cadet girls categories.

In the junior boys team final, China defeated the combined team of Thailand and Egypt 3-0 to emerge the champions.

Similarly in the cadet boys team summit clash, China blanked India A 3-0.

In the cadet girls team final, China team recorded a similar 3-0 win over a combined team of Greece and Egypt.

Meanwhile,Omani talents Ahmed Al Riyami, Muaz Al Shahi and Mohammed Mata’wa advanced to the second round of the singles competitions.


Junior boys team final

China bt Thailand/Egypt 3-0:

Haidong Xu bt Marwan Abdelwahab 11-7, 9-11, 11-4.

Licen Yuan bt Yanapong Panagitgun 11-8, 11-9, 11-4.

Licen Yuan/Kaiyuan Quan bt Marwan Abdelwahab/Yanapong Panagitgun 11-9, 11-9, 11-8.

Cadet boys team final

China bt India A 3-0:

Peng Xiang bt Jash Amit Modi 11-1, 11-5, 11-3.

Mengyang Xiaon bt Hrishikesh Malhotra 11-6, 11-6, 11-4.

Peng Xiang/Mengyang Xiaon bt Jash Amit Modi/Hrishikesh Malhotra 11-5, 11-5, 11-9.

Cadet girls team final

China bt Greece/Egypt 3-0:

Yuqi Li bt Farida Badawy 11-5, 11-5, 11-7.

Man Kuai bt Malamaterinia Papadimitriou 11-4, 11-1, 11-4.

Man Kuai/Ximyue Ma bt Farida Badawy/Malamaterinia Papadimitriou 11-8, 11-9, 11-3.

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