INA' 19 semi-finalists have been drastically cut down to 6, while THA still has 12 remaining out of their 19. Percentage-wise, MAS seems the most successful with 8 finalists out of 11 semi-finalists and SIN has a success rate of 4 out of 8.
In summary the success rates are as follows:
1. MAS 72%, 8/11
2. THA 63%, 12/19
3. SIN 50%, 4/8
4. IND 50%, 1/2
5. INA 31%, 6/19
6. JPN 25%, 1/4
But THA still leads with 12 finalists, followed by MAS 8, INA 6, SIN 4 and IND and JPN with one finalist each. But will THA continue to lead with the most number of winners? And can INA score 100% in tomorrow's finals by winning 6 titles? Or will MAS continue to surprise?
I was told that there will be a live telecast on StarHub Ch 201 and elsewhere in the region.
i never expect that ghaniyu can push s kisona into this tight game. is she good ?? ghaniyu still 12 yo, right ?
I watched Kisona play in the quarterfinals against the Thai girl. She was very nervous in the first game but made a comeback in the 2nd game. Its a pity this petite Indian girl lost to her taller opponent. I was amused that the Malaysian Chinese female coach was giving Kisona instructions in Mandarin.
was at SBH on saturday and watched a couple of match with local representatives, including the impressive display of gerald ong and yeo jiamin. the extreme small-sized U13 Thai girl caught my eyes too, her strokes were graceful and movement on the court impressive for her age.
couldn't make it to today's match as i had to work. any idea why yeo jiamin got thrashed so badly?
As expected Thailand emerged as the most successful competitor in this youth international tournamnent.
It won 9 titles, followed by INA with 3 (BD U13 & U17, GD U13), MAS 2 (BS U17 & BD U15), IND (BS U13) and JPN (GD U17) one each, with host SIN earning nothing.
Chairojkanjana Kittiphon (THA BS U19) and Cheam June Wei (MAS BS U17) stood out in the boys' singles while Thailand's girls' singles, Suwannakijboriharn Sarita (GS U19) and Saengohote Natcha (U17) impressed.
So too are Japan's GD U17, Higashino Arisa and Hamakita Momo.
I did not watch the other matches.
Here are some pictures of mostly the semi-final matches.