South Korea and China took the last two spots in the semi-finals for the men’s wheelchair basketball competition at the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games.

Four teams had a chance to qualify for the semi-finals heading in to the final day of the pool stages. The winners from the games between South Korea and Chinese Taipei, and China and Thailand would finish as runner-up in their respective pools and therefore qualify for the semi-finals.

South Korea bounced back from their defeat against Japan with a solid win over Chinese Taipei. Three players made double figures, Dong Hyeon Gim (24 points), Seung Hyun Cho (12 points) and Dong Gil Yang (11 points), assisting them to a 83-46 victory. Chun-Nan Chi led the scoring for Chinese Taipei with 11 points.

In a game that was close throughout, China scored more efficiently from the field as Thailand were edged out, 62-58 in an exciting finish. Thailand’s captain Aekkasit Jumjarean led all scorers with 29 points, followed by China’s Yinhai Lin with 19 points.

Japan were unbeaten as they topped pool A with a 95-39 win over Malaysia, whilst Iraq got their first win of the tournament, 97-27 over Indonesia, to finish fourth in pool B.

Results from day 6 of the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games

Men’s Competition
Chinese Taipei 46-83 South Korea
Japan 95-39 Malaysia
Indonesia 27-97 Iraq
China 62-58 Thailand

Schedule for Day 7 – October 12th

09:30 – Game 33 Men 9/10 – INA v MAS
11:30 – Game 34 Men 7/8 – IRQ v KSA
13:30 – Game 35 Men 5/6 – THA v TPE
15:30 – Game 36 Men S/F – IRI v KOR
17:30 – Game 37 Men S/F – JPN v CHN
19:30 – Game 38 Women’s Final – CHN v JPN

2018 Indonesia Asian Para Games – Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Competition Schedule & Statistics

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