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Final places decided, success for India, Iran, Kazakhstan and Singapore

Sunday 21 March

Middle Asia was very much centre stage as play came to a conclusion, on Saturday 20th March in Doha, at the 2020 Asian Olympic Games Qualification Tournament.


The final Tokyo places were determined; Iran’s Nima Alamian, the no.4 seed, accounted for Uzbekistan’s Zokhid Kanjaev, the no.3 seed (8-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4, 13-11, 13-11) to secure his men’s singles reservation.


in the immediately ensuing contest Anastassiya Lavrova beat Markhabo Magdieva to claim the women’s singles berth (11-6, 7-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10).


Meanwhile, in an all Singapore affair Clarence Chew, the no.3 seed, overcame Pang Yew En Koen (11-7, 11-7, 15-13, 11-4) to emerge the men’s singles winner for South East Asia.



Clarence Chew beat Pan Yew En Koen to conclude play in Doha


Earlier, India’s Sharath Achanta and Manika Batra, the no.2 seeds, had upset the order of merit; in the vital mixed doubles contest they overcame Korea Republic’s Lee Sangu and Jeon Jihee, the top seeds (8-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 13-11, 11-8).




Men’s Singles

  • East Asia – Lkhagvasuren Enkhbat (MGL)
  • Middle Asia – Nima Alamian (IRI)
  • South Asia - Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (IND)
  • South East Asia – Clarence Chew (SGP)


Women’s Singles

  • East Asia - Bolor Erdene Batmunkh (MGL)
  • Middle Asia - Anastassiya Lavrova (KAZ)
  • South Asia – Sutirtha Mukherjee (IND)
  • South East Asia – Orawan Paranang (THA)


Mixed Doubles

  • Sharath Kamal Achanta / Manika Batra (IND)




Editor: Ian Marshall

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