Later within the 12 months, aiming to finish an unbelievable 4 in a row in Paris, Kelly Van Zon of the Netherlands is the stand-out title on the forthcoming ITTF Fa40 Brazilian Para Open 2024, a four-day event, play commences in São Paulo on Thursday 1st February.
Gold medallist in girls’s singles class 7 on the three most up-to-date Paralympic Video games, considerably unexpectedly the now 36-year-old needed to accept runners up spot on the 2023 European Para Championships; thus, her place within the French capital metropolis has but to confirmed.
Presently, on the January World rankings, in her class she is listed in prime spot; it’s a place she might want to preserve when the listings, issued on Monday 1st April, decide the names of gamers who will qualify for Paris by World rating.
There is only one place out there by rating in girls’s singles class 7; the strain valve is turned to most!
Moreover, the same situation applies to 2 gamers on whom native eyes will focus intently; three years in the past in Tokyo, Bruna Alexandre secured silver, Catia Oliveira claimed bronze.
Presently Bruna Alexandre is listed at no.3 in girls’s class 10 however is the very best not but certified for Paris; subsequent in line is Chinese language Taipei’s Tian Shiau-Wen the winner earlier this 12 months in america, her title seems on the Brazilian entry listing. There are two locations out there in school 10 by rating.
No room for error, it’s the identical for Catia Oliveira, at no.4 on the category 2 rankings, she is the second highest participant within the class not but certified, the very best being China’s Liu Jing not competing in São Paulo. Only one place is open by rating.
In search of to boost standing to achieve a Paris place, understandably it’s excessive on the listing of French gamers. In São Paulo they’re current in quantity!
Tokyo bronze medallists Tokyo, Maxime Thomas in school 4, Lucas Creange in school 11, compete within the males’s occasions as does Mateo Boheas who secured class 10 silver. Notably on the current Egypt Para Open, each Mateo Boheas and Lucas Creange struck gold.
Additionally from France, winners in Egypt, Esteban Herrault in school 6, Clèment Berthier in school 8, compete within the males’s singles occasions in Brazil; a scenario that applies to Korea Republic’s Kim Hakjin, in Giza he prevailed in school 1.
Profitable in Egypt, additionally there are gamers on obligation in São Paulo who claimed titles on the first Para event of the 12 months in america.
In Corpus Christi, within the males’s singles occasions Chinese language Taipei’s Cheng Ming-Chieh and Chen Po-Yen prevailed in school 5 and sophistication 11 respectively; Nice Britain’s Ashley Facey succeeded in school 9, Japan’s Mahiro Funayama in school 10.
Equally, for Nice Britain’s Megan Shackleton, additionally on obligation in Brazil, in america she received girls’s singles class 1-5.
A complete of 157 gamers (111 males and 19 girls) representing 19 associations compete in Brazil, the primary time the event has carried the celebrated issue 40 weighting for World rating.
Particular person occasions begin proceedings.