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Other Events - 13 Jul 2013

Universiade: gold and silver for Japan in Kazan


Japan clinched gold and silver at the 27th Universiade in Kazan. It was gold for the Women’s Team formed by Yuka ISHIGAKI, Rika SUZUKA and Riyo NEMOTO; for the Men’s Team comprising Hiromitsu KASAHARA, Maharu YOSHIMURA and Jin UEDA, it was silver. Both fi

Japan clinched gold and silver at the 27th Universiade in Kazan. It was gold for the Women’s Team formed by Yuka ISHIGAKI, Rika SUZUKA and Riyo NEMOTO; for the Men’s Team comprising Hiromitsu KASAHARA, Maharu YOSHIMURA and Jin UEDA, it was silver.

Both finals were decided in convincing fashions; three matches to nil score-lines being the end result in each contest.

Represented by SHANG Kun, LIU Yi and FANG Bo China proved too strong for the Japan in the Men’s Team final.

In the Women’s Team final, it was the reverse scenario. The Taipei outfit formed by CHEN Szu-Yu, CHENG I-Ching and LEE I-Chen found Japan in irresistible form.

Men’s Team Final: China – Japan 3:0
SHANG Kun – Hiromitsu KASAHARA 11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9
LIU Yi – Maharu YOSHIMURA 11-4, 7-11, 11-6, 11-1
FANG Bo, Shang Kun – Jin UEDA, Maharu YOSHIMURA 9-11, 9-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-4

Men’s Team Semi- Finals: China – Taipei 3:1
LIU Yi – CHEN Chien-An 11-8, 11-7, 11-9
SHANG Kun – CHIANG Hung-Chieh 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3
SHANG Ku,  Xia Yizeng – CHIANG Hung-Chieh,
HUANG Sheng-Sheng 14-16, 12-10, 6-11, 8-11
LIU Yi – HUANG Sheng-Sheng 11-5, 11-5, 11-8

Men’s Team Semi - Russia – Japan 1:3
Kirill SKACHKOV – Maharu YOSHIMURA 9-11, 8-11, 9-11
Alexander SHIBAEV – Hiromitsu KASAAHARA 11-9, 11-7, 11-9
Mikail PAYKOV, Alexander SHIBAEV – Jin UEDA, Maharu YOSHIMURA 6-11, 11-9, 8-11, 6-11
Krill SKACHKOV – Jin UEDA 6-11, 5-11, 14-12, 12-10

Women’s Team Final Taipei – Japan 0:3
CHEN Szu-Yu – Yuka ISHIGAKI 7-11, 7-11, 10-12
CHENG I-Ching – Rika SUZUKI 9-11, 9-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-5
CHEN Szu-YU, LEE I-Chen -Yuka ISHIGAKI, Riyo NEMOTO 12-14, 10-12, 11-6, 6-11

Women’s Team Semi-Finals – China – Taipei 1:3
JANG Yue – LEE I-Chen 4-11, 5-11, 11-9, 6-11
ZHENG Shichang – Cheng I-Ching 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9
JIANG Yue, XIONG Xinyun v Chen Szu-Yu / Lee I-Chen 6-11, 11-5, 3-11, 9-11
ZHENG Shichang – CHEN Szu-Yu 6-11, 9-11, 12-10, 9-11

Women’s Team Semi-Finals - Russia –Japan 2:3
Polina MIKHAILOVA – Yuka ISHIGAKI 11-9, 12-14, 8-11, 11-9, 4-11
Yana NOSKOVA – Rika SUZUKI 7-11, 12-10, 13-11, 11-8
Yana NOSKOVA, Elena TROSHNEVA -Yuka ISHIGAKI, Riyo NEMOTO 2-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9
Polina MIKHAILOVA v Riyo NEMOTO 12-10, 11-5, 11-13, 11-5
Elena TROSHNEVA v Rika SUZUKI 4-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 8-11

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