Taiwan's Fang advances to badminton semifinals at Tokyo Paralympics

09/03/2021 08:36 PM
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Fang Jen-yu (in yellow jersey). Photo courtesy of the Sports Administration
Fang Jen-yu (in yellow jersey). Photo courtesy of the Sports Administration

Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) Taiwanese badminton player Fang Jen-yu (方振宇) cruised into the men's SU5 singles semifinals after beating his opponent in straight games at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Friday.

The 22-year-old Fang took just 19 minutes to defeat Ahmed Eldakrory of Egypt 21-6, 21-2 in his final Group B match played at the Yoyogi National Stadium.

Prior to his match against the Egyptian, the Taiwanese had one victory and one loss, and needed another victory to secure a place in the last four.

Fang was in top form throughout, and he was pleased with his performance, saying he studied the play and style of his opponent before the match.

In his semifinal match on Saturday, Fang will face Malaysian veteran player Cheah Liek Hou, who previously beat Fang in straight games in their Group B match on Thursday.

The SU5 competition class is a standing class for players with an impairment of an upper limb.

(By Long Po-an and Ko Lin)

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