The first gold medals of the Table Tennis
competition were contested at the Riocentro Pavilion on Day 4.
Ukraine’s Natalia Kosmina and Polands Krystina Siemienicka were the finalists in the Class
11 Women’s singles. The Ukrainian soon took a commanding lead
COMMENTATOR The second game was even more one more sided
and Kosmina got the gold she wanted with a comprehensive victory.
The Mens singles class 3 final featured Thomas Schmidberger of Germany and Panfeng Feng of
China Feng won the first game 11- 5
But the German came back in the second COMMENARY
All square but Feng took the next game to lead 2-1
It was a commanding lead. Feng needed one game to claim victory.
COMMENTARY In the Men-s SIngles Class 6 DENMARK’S Peter
Rosenmeir staged a thrilling comeback to recapture his Paralympic crown.
Rosenmeir was 2 games to 1 down to old adversary Alvaro Valera, of Spain, in the Men’s Singles
Class 6 at Riocentro Pavilion but fought back to win 3-2
Delight for Rosenmeir as he repeated his victory from Beijing in 2008.
For Valera it was silver for the second Games in a row, his only Paralympic gold came at
Sydney in 2000. The women’s singles class 1-2 final was also
a very tight match. Liu Jing of China took the first game 11-6
but Korean Su Yeon Seo came back to win the second
Jing took the third and eventually claimed gold after 3 match points in a tight final
game that lasted 11 minut