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Gerassimenko and Alamiyan beat Jiang Tianyi to be in Rio 2016 (VDEO) - Tabletennista

Gerassimenko and Alamiyan beat Jiang Tianyi to be in Rio 2016 (VDEO)

Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament also has had surprises. On the penultimate day of competition, Kazakhstan's Kirill Gerassimenko and Iran's Noshad Alamiyan caused upsets after beating Jiang Tianyi in the last match and booked their tickets to the Olympic Games Rio 2016. 

Kirill Gerassimenko of Kazakhstan and Noshad Alamiyan of Iran booked a place to the Olympic Games Rio 2016 after beating Hong Kong's Jiang Tianyi in the final match. 

Gerassimenko swept with Hong Kong's player by 11-9, 11-4, 11-8 and 13-11. Then Alamiyan also defeated Jiang by 8-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 and 11-4. Before facing Hong Kong's player, Alamiyan had lost his first chance to qualify to Rio as he fell against Sharath Kamal Achanta by 14-12, 6-11, 11-3, 11-7, 4-11, 7-11 and 6-11. 

Other players who got a ticket to Rio 2016 at the Asian Olympic Qualifictaion are: Chen Chien-An, Ho Kwan Kit, Uzbekistan's Zokhid Kenjaev, Chen Feng, Li Ping and Nima Alamian. 

Li Ping vs Abdulaziz Al-Abbad Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel

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