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HK paddler Wong guaranteed at least bronze at Paralympics

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.