Folks.. here you can read about Diwali – the festival of light ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali.
Last night as we left the venue crackers , rockets , lights – well whatever worked flew around in the air. Today much calmer with a few exemptions found in the stadium as the juniors settled the score in the 2010 ITTF GJCF.
The two “All Asian” junior finals for tommorrow looks like this ; CHIU Chung Hei HKG vs Masaki YOSHIDA JPN for the Boys and for the Girls Kasumi ISHIKAWA JPN versus LEE Ho Ching from HKG. Interesting fact is that all four of the semifinalists are former ITTF Cadet Challenge particpants.
Todays matches proved that development is under way – but also that it will take time. Kasumi ISHIKAWA had to stretch in full lenght and was also down four matchpoints in her semfinal versus Magdalena SZCZERKOWSKA from Poland. The polish nr 2 or 1 junior girl – take your pick , had the match at several occations – but let it slip away.
Masaki YOSHIDA looks strong on the boys side. He hammered first Felipe Olivares from Chile in the quarter , and then took out the nr one Indian hope Soumyajit GHOSH. Both matches won in convincing style as the Japanese up and comer showed great focus on third ball attack.
New day tommorrow. The final day of the ITTF Cadet Challenge and the ITTF GJCF 2010.