Asian Para Games: Anrimusthi Upstages Cheah Liek Hou

Asian Para Games: Anrimusthi Upstages Cheah Liek Hou
Dheva Anrimusthi of Indonesia

Indonesia’s Dheva Anrimusthi bounced back from a sequence of three straight losses to familiar rival Cheah Liek Hou to win the men’s singles Standing Upper (SU5) title at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games.

Anrimusthi, who had lost six of their last seven singles encounters, beat his Malaysian opponent 18-21 21-19 21-17.

In the women’s singles SU5, Thulasimathi Murugesan of India edged Yang Qiu Xia of China 21-19 21-19.

Qu Zi Mo and Liu Yu Tong, mixed doubles winners in WH1-WH2

Qu Zi Mo and Liu Yu Tong of China returned with triple crowns in the wheelchair category. Qu won the men’s singles WH1 beating Choi Jung Man 21-5 21-10, and then returned to court for the mixed doubles (WH1-WH2) final with Liu Yu Tong in which they comfortably beat compatriots Yang Tong/Li Hongyan 21-7 21-12.

In his third final, the men’s doubles (WH1-WH2), Qu teamed up with Mai Jian Peng and the duo beat Choi Jung Man/Kim Jung Jun 21-15 21-16.

Liu Yu Tong, meanwhile, won the women’s singles WH2 and the women’s doubles with Yin Meng Lu.


Three players won double titles: Li Fengmei (SH6 singles and doubles), Dheva Anrimusthi and Leani Ratri Oktila (SL3-SU5 women’s doubles and mixed). While Oktila lost the Standing Lower (SL4) women’s singles final to Cheng He Fang, she made amends in the SL3-SU5 women’s doubles (with Khalimatus Sadiyah) and mixed doubles (with Hikmat Ramdani).

Paralympic champions Pramod Bhagat (SL3), Sarina Satomi (WH1) and Daiki Kajiwara (WH2) dominated their class, but SH6 Paralympic champion Krishna Nagar fell to Hong Kong China’s Chu Man Kai.

China finished with 10 gold, followed by Indonesia (five) and India (four).