Iran’s Alamiyan wins 2012 ITTF World Tour

By Tehran Times

Noshad Alamiyan of Iran claimed the gold medal of the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour German Open in Bremen, on Saturday.

The talented Iranian defeated no.7 seed Chen Feng from Singapore (11-6, 3-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4) at the quarter-final stage.

In semi-final, Alamiyan beat no.10 seed  Asuka Machi of Japan (7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5).

The 21-year old faced Egypt’s Omar Assar in the final game and came from two sets down to beat him 4-2.

Alamiyan defeated Assar (7-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6, 13-11) and won the award worth $1680.

It was another Under 21 Men’s Singles title for Noshad Alamiyan to add to his growing collection of honors.

Earlier this year in February, he was the surprise winner of the Under 21 Men’s Singles title at the GAC GROUP 2012 ITTF World Tour Kuwait Open; later in the year he was the not such a surprise winner of both the Under 21 and Men’s Singles titles at the ITTF Euro-Africa Circuit Morocco Open, according to ITTF.com

The host nation’s Petrissa Solja emerged as the winner of the Under 21 Women’s Singles.

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