Thailand dominated today’s semi-finals at the Boccia International Sports Federation World Championships in Liverpool as they guaranteed bringing home two medals.
Thailand’s BC1/BC2 team – featuring the world number one BC2 player Watcharaphon Vongsa and individual BC2 gold medallist Worawut Saengampa – earned an 8-3 win over Brazil.
Their victory set up a meeting in tomorrow’s final at the Exhibition Centre against Japan, who narrowly defeated China after they had been taken to a 6-5 scoreline going into the final end.
Brazil and China will now play-off for the BC1/BC2 bronze.
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Thailand also reached the final of the BC4 event with a 5-3 win over Germany and now meet the world number one team from Slovakia, who defeated Hong Kong 5-1.
Slovakia’s Samuel Andrejcik said: “We are very excited.
“It’s an amazing feeling and an honour to be in the final.
“We know these guys (Thailand), we can prepare somehow and we must rest a lot and we hope for the best result we can do.”
Hong Kong’s BC4 pair Wai Yan Vivian Lau and Kwan Hang Wong will face Germany for bronze.
Meanwhile Greece’s Grigorios Polychronidis, individual BC3 gold medallist earlier this week, will hope for another victory as he contests the BC3 pairs final against Australia along with teammate Anna Ntenta.
Hong Kong will meet South Korea in the bronze medal match.