By: Stanley Cheung and Romulo Huang
Hong Kong, April 16 (CNA) Taiwan’s table tennis player Chen Chien-an (陳建安)
grabbed an Olympic spot on Saturday after defeating his rival Tanviriyavechakul Padsask from Thailand in the finals of the Men’s Singles Draw C at the second stage of the 2016 ITTF-Asia Olympic Qualification Tournament being held in Hong Kong.
Chen, who is ranked 64th in the world, won the six-game encounter 4-2 (11-6, 11-6, 10-12, 13-15, 15-13 and 11-7), becoming the only Taiwanese table tennis player to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games in August.
Athletes from 23 countries and territories are participating in the Olympic qualifying tournament, which commenced on April 13 and will run through April 17. [FULL STORY]