On the 6th day of the World Table Tennis Championships held in South Africa, the mixed doubles pair of Tomokazu Harimoto and Hina Hayata defeated the Chinese pair in the semi-finals with a game count of 3 to 1, making this event two tournaments. Consecutive silver medals or more have been confirmed.
In the first game, Hayata’s serve and offensive pattern led to a 7-3 lead, but the Chinese pair struggled with strong forehands and other attacks, giving them 8 points in a row and dropping the score to 7-11. rice field.
However, in the second game, Hayata’s forehands were determined one after another, and he won 11-6. to bring back the flow and take it 11-7.
In the fourth game, Harimoto scored a backhand, which is his specialty, and won 11 to 6 without giving up the initiative. I was.
After the match, Harimoto said, “It was a tough match that I could have lost, but I’m really glad that we won.”