By: Lee Yu-cheng and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Taiwan’s Chuang Chih-yuan (莊智淵) lost to Fan Zhendong (樊振東)
of China 2-4 Saturday in his semifinal match in the men’s singles at the 2015 ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Chuang, ranked 11th in the world in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) stats, was defeated by world No. 3 Fan 7-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-9, 7-11, 1-11.
The veteran Taiwanese, having lost all four of his head-to-head meetings with Fan, still was guaranteed a tied bronze medal by making it to the semifinals.
In total, Taiwan won two medals at the competition, as Chuang and his four teammates had already won bronze in the men’s team event Sept. 28. [FULL STORY]