DAY 12 ROUND UP – Young tennis prodigy springs surprise
A young tennis player stole the show on day 12 of the IBSA World Games after defeating an adult opponent to make the quarter finals – on his 12th birthday.
Australia’s Arato Kasato-Green defeated his adult opponent, Christian Schafer 4-0 4-0 in the B4/5 Men’s Singles, in what was his first major international tournament.
It capped a successful day for Australia’s tennis contingent, with wins for Courtney Lewis, Grace Hobbs, Ross Patterson, Ricky Segura, Courtney Webeck and Michael Leigh.
Argentina’s men followed in the footsteps of their country’s women by winning the blind football final after defeating China 2-1 on penalties in a match where neither side created clear cut chances.
Both sides missed their first penalties but scored their second. China’s Zhang Jiabin missed the vital third penalty before Argentina’s Heredia kept his cool to fire home for victory.
India’s men booked their spot in today’s cricket final at Edgbaston Stadium with a 7 wicket victory over Bangladesh. India will now face Pakistan in the final, with just one loss recorded between the two teams in the entire tournament.
There were also six British medal winners in the archery finals, with Steve Prowse clinching gold, while Clive Jones, Nick Thomas and Andrea Thomas won silver, and Debora Lea Wright collected a bronze.
The goalball women’s category saw Brazil, Japan, China and Canada progress past the quarter finals, while the men’s saw Lithuania, South Korea, Ukraine and Japan progress.
For a full breakdown of results, please visit the results page of the IBSA World Games website.