Iran’s Hodaei into 2019 ITTF Challenge Series semis

July 27, 2019 - 19:19

TEHRAN – Amirhossein Hodaei advanced to semi-final round of the 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Pyongyang Open.

Hodaei defeated no. 3 seed Scotland’s Gavin Rumgay (11-5, 11-9, 5-11, 12-10, 12-10) in Pyongyang.

Hodaei now faces An Ji Song, the no.2 seed, in the penultimate round; he withstood a spirited recovery by DPR Korea colleague, Kim Ok Chan (11-8, 11-7, 15-13, 7-11, 14-16, 14-12).

Also, Iran’s promising youngster Amin Ahmadian lost to Kim Song II from DPR Korea in quarter-final 4-0 (11-8, 11-7, 11-7, 11-8).

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