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Asian Para Games: Indonesian favorite Leani getting closer to podium

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  02:33 am

Indonesian shuttler Leani Ratri Oktila is inches away from topping the podium of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, as she has secured two final spots in the women’s singles SL 4 (lower limb impairment) and women’s doubles SL 3 (lower limb impairment) -SU 5 (upper limb impairment).

She still has a chance to add to her medal collection in the mixed doubles SL 3-SU 5 category as she and her partner Hary Susanto have booked a spot in the semifinal.

The top seed Leani opened her Thursday match with a win against compatriot Khalimatus Sadiyah Sukohandoko in the women’s singles’ semifinal.

She was too strong for Khalimatus, who is Leani’s partner in the women’s doubles, as she dominated the game. She easily won 21-7, 21-8.

It will be a tense final as Leani will face second seed Hefang Cheng of China. Hefang defeated compatriot Huihui Ma 21-9, 21-11 to...