The Paralympic symbol The Three Agitos is installed at Tokyo Waterfront, in the waters of Odaiba Marine Park on Aug 20, 2021.
(YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP)
HONG KONG – Hong Kong table tennis player Wong Ting-ting is guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics despite losing the women’s singles class 11 preliminary match on Friday.
The 18-year-old lost to Japan’s Kana Furukawa 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 8-11, but still advanced to the semifinals as the second place in the group.
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As there is no bronze-medal play-off, Wong is guaranteed at least a bronze. She will compete in the semis for a place in the finals at 10 am Saturday.
Fellow player Ng Mui-wui, meanwhile, was out of contention after losing to Poland’s Krystyna Lysiak in the women’s individual class 11 heats.
Earlier on Friday, Hong Kong swimmer Tang Wai-lok failed to defend his title in the men's 200m freestyle S14.
The 24-year-old clocked a time of 1:59.77, more than three seconds behind his own record of 1:56.32 set in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
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He missed qualifying for the final after finishing tenth in the heats.