The third day of competition at the Paralympics brought two Polish champions. Rafai Kzober (Second Division) and Maxim Chudziki (Division Seven) secured promotion to the Medals Zone.
It was a successful Ravi Zuber day. The former Paralympic silver medalist is likely heading for the next discus. In the quarter-finals, in four sets, he decided the match with Czech Jiri Suchanek. In the semi-finals, the Poles’ opponent will be the representative of South Korea, Jin-Cheol Park.
Rafai Cooper – Jerry Suchank (Czech Republic) 3:1 (11:6, 4:11, 11:7, 11:9)
Dorota Bucław finished the competition in the quarter-finals. He competes in Class 1-2. After the successful group stage, the Polish actor entered the knockout stage with high hopes for a medal. She succeeded in the first set of the match with Nadezhda Bushbaziwa to Boklav, who gave her eight points. Later, a Russian woman came down to earth. Despite the fierce matches, Puszpaszew certainly played better in the crucial moments. In the end, the pole lost 1:3.
Dorota Poklau – Nadezhda Poszbasziwa (Russian Paralympic Committee) 1:3 (11:8, 6:11, 10:12, 8:11)
Michał Nalepka was unable to advance to the medals area. The pole had to acknowledge the superiority of the Chinese, Chiang Zhai. After two matches with no date, Nalepka was able to increase his Olympic chances after winning by 11:9 in the third set. Unfortunately, he was not able to put up an even fight in the next batch, which he lost to 6.
Michai Nalipka – Chiang Zai (China) 1:3 (4:11, 3:11, 11:9, 6:11)
The next step on the way to the Medals District was taken by Krzysztof Żyłka. The performance of the multi-medalist in international events in the 1/8 finals was outstanding. Meeting with the representative of Thailand, Chayut, was not the easiest, there was a fierce fight in each group, but each time one of the poles was the winner. Siuka won 3-0 and will play France’s Thomas in the next round.
Krzysztof Żyłka – Wanchai Chaiwut (Thailand) 3:0 (11:7, 12:10, 11:7)
Maxim Chudzic was promoted to the semi-finals. In the morning session, Pole, who has little experience in the international arena thus far, dealt with Taj Chalarmpong, which he defeated 3:0. This victory brought Chudzeki to the quarter-finals of the competition in Class 7. From the start of the match against the Spaniard Jordi Morales, the Polish presented himself very well. As a result, he won 3-0 and secured a match in the Paralympic medals area.
Maxim Chudziki – Bonpo Chalarmpong (Thailand) 3:0 (11:8, 14:12, 11:9)
Maxim Chudzic – Jordi Morales (Spain) 3:0 (11:6, 11:7, 11:9)
The defeat of Pyotr Grodzic in the 8th class competition was certainly disappointing for the Polish fans, as for the pole, the Paralympic Games in Tokyo was the fourth competition for that position in his career. So far, he always came back with a medal. Briton’s defeat destroyed Chilton’s chances of repeating previous achievements. December had an incredible fight with his rival. A Polish won the first match with an advantage of 16:14. Chilton’s answer was immediate. After winning the second game, it resulted in a 1-1 draw. Our representative, despite the big problems with finding the right rhythm, managed to save another premium at his expense. Unfortunately, from that moment on, only Shelton was at the table, who first led to a tie and then closed the match, receiving only six in the fifth set.
Pewter December – Billy Shelton (UK) 2:3 (16:14, 8:11, 11:7, 8:11, 6:11)
Kristina Sisiak lost her chances of climbing into the medals area ahead of today’s game series. However, Pole played very well in the match of honor. Despite losing 2-0 to Hong Kong representative Mui Wei Ng, she managed to turn the tide of the match, defending match balls along the way. Despite today’s victory, Ysiak took the last place in her group.
Christina Sisyak – Mui Wei Ng (Hong Kong) 3:2 (7:11, 7:11, 11:8, 12:10, 11:7)
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