China emerged as the most successful country in the Menís Singles Class events at the ITTF Para Table Tennis Championships in the Korean city of Gwangju on Sunday 31st October 2010.
They collected five of the ten titles on offer
In the Wheelchair Classes (Classes one to Five) they secured two titles, whilst in the Standing Classes (Classes Six to Ten), a total of three titles went their way.
Feng Pan Feng secured the Class Three crown with the Class Four title being secured by Guo Ying Yuan.
Successful Asian Players Meanwhile, the Class Seven event was won by Ye Chao Qun, the Class Nine crown was donned by Ma Lin and the top step of medal podium was secured by Ge Yang.
Success for China and there was success for the host nation, Jung Eun Chang won the Class Five Menís Singles crown.
Europeans in Form Otherwise it was Europe who shared the honours.
Germanyís Holger Nikelis was crowned Class One Menís Singles champion, Russiaís Serguey Poddoubnyi secured Class Two, with Denmarkís Peter Rosenmeier capturing the Class Six title.
Titles for Germany and Denmark and there was success for Belgium. Matthew Loicq won the Class Eight event.
No Gold for Open Class winners It was for all ten winners, their first gold medals in the tournament in Gwangju.
Koreaís Kim Young Gun, who earlier in the proceedings had won the Menís Singles Open Wheelchair Class, was beaten in round two of the Class Three event by the eventual champion Feng Pan Feng; whilst for Spainís Jose-Manuel Ruiz, who won the Open Standing Class, he had to settle for the bronze medal in the Menís Singles Class Ten event.
Olympic and World Champions However, three players now have the right to be referred to as Paralympic and Para Table Tennis World champions in their respective class.
Feng Pan Feng won the Class Three title in Beijing at the 2008 Paralympic Games whilst Peter Rosenmaier secured Class Six and Ge Yang the Class Nine / ten title.
Medallists Menís Singles Class OneGold: Holger Nikelis (GER) Silver: Jean-FranÁois Ducay (FRA) Bronze: Andreas Vevera (AUT)
Class TwoGold: Seguey Poddoubnyi (RUS) Silver: Kim Min Gyu (KOR) Bronze: Kim Kyung Mook (KOR)
Class ThreeGold: Feng Pan Feng (CHN) Silver: Thomas Schmidtberger (GER) Bronze: Zlatko Kesler (SRB)
Class FourGold: Guo Xing Yuan (CHN) Silver: Kim Jung Gil (KOR) Bronze Maxime Thomas (FRA)
Class FiveGold: Jung Eun Chang (KOR) Silver: Tommy Urhuag (NOR) Bronze: Kim Byoung Young (KOR)
Class SixGold: Peter Rosenmeier (DEN) Silver: Bastian Grundeler (FRA) Bronze: Thomas Rau (GER)
Class SevenGold: Ye Chao qun (CHN) Silver: Jordi Morales (ESP) Bronze: Alvaro Valero (ESP)
Class EightGold: Mathieu Loicq (BEL) Silver: Marcin Skrzynecki (POL) Bronze: Piotr Grudzien (POL)
Class NineGold: Ma Lin (POL) Silver: Lu Xiao Lei (POL) Bronze: Gerben Last (NED)
Class TenGold Ge Yang (CHN) Silver: Ivan Karabec (CZE) Bronze: Josť-Manuel Ruiz (ESP)