India Dominate; Treble For Parmar – Uganda Para Badminton

Photo: Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar won all three of her events in Uganda (BWF)

India dominated the Uganda Para-Badminton International 2019, winning 11 of the 20 events on the final day in Kampala yesterday.

The results signify that the Indians could be a force to reckon with at the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020.

Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar emerged the most successful player of the championships, winning all her three events. Parmar outplayed compatriot Manasi Girishchandra Joshi in the women’s singles Standing Lower (SL 3) final, 21-14 21-12, and captured the women’s doubles Standing Lower – Standing Upper (SL 3 – SU 5) title with Palak Kohli. The Indian duo got the better of Zehra Baglar and Joshi 21-15 16-21 21-15.

Photo: Peru’s Pilar Jaurequi Cancino claimed a double in the Wheelchair class (BWF)

Parmar wasn’t done yet, as she and Raj Kumar claimed the mixed doubles SL 3 – SU 5 crown beating France’s Guillaume Gailly and Mary Margaret Wilson (Scotland) 21-16 21-10.

As many as six of the finals were all-India affairs. Among those to score a double were Pramod Bhagat, Nagar Krishna, Raj Kumar (all India) and Pilar Jaurequi Cancino (Peru).

For hosts Uganda, Joy Florence Nabadda won third place in the Short Stature (SS 6), behind Ruth Mueni Nzioka (Kenya) and Moline Mavhunga (Zimbabwe).

Men’s Singles

Photo: Germany’s Thomas Wandschneider won the WH 1 beating David Toupe (BWF)

SL 3: Pramod Bhagat (IND) bt Umesh Vikram Kumar (IND) 24-22 21-10

SL 4: Tarun Tarun (IND) bt Sukant Kadam (IND) 21-12 22-20

SS 6: Nagar Krishna (IND) bt Raja Magotra (IND) 20-22 21-13 21-19

SU 5: Chirag Baretha (IND) bt Raj Kumar (IND) 16-21 21-17 21-18

WH 1: Thomas Wandschneider (GER) bt David Toupe (FRA) 21-11 24-26 21-16

WH 2: Sanjeev Kumar (IND) bt Amir Levi (ISR) 14-21 21-17 21-17

Women’s Singles

Photo: Turkey’s Zehra Baglar won the women’s singles SU 5 (BWF)

SL 3: Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar (IND) bt Manasi Girishchandra Joshi (IND) 21-14 21-12

SL 4: Helle Sofie Sagoy (NOR) bt Mary Margaret Wilson (SCO) 21-17 21-8

SS 6: 1.Ruth Mueni Nzioka (KEN) 2.Moline Mavhunga (ZIM) 3.Joy Florence Nabadda (UGA)

SU 5: Zehra Baglar (TUR) bt Palak Kohli (IND) 21-12 21-11

WH 1: Valeska Knoblauch (GER) bt Nina Gorodetzky (ISR) 21-10 21-16

WH 2: Pilar Jaurequi Cancino (PER) bt Emine Seckin (TUR) 21-19 21-19

Men’s Doubles

Photo: France’s Thomas Jakobs (right) and David Toupe won the men’s doubles WH 1 – WH 2 (BWF)

SL 3 – SL 4: Pramod Bhagat/Manoj Sarkar (IND) bt Guillaume Gailly/Mathieu Thomas (FRA) 21-13 21-11

SU 5: Raj Kumar/Rakesh Pandey (IND) bt Chirag Baretha/Sumith Kumar Garg (IND) 21-15 21-17

WH 1 – WH 2: Thomas Jakobs/David Toupe (FRA) bt Marcelo Alves Conceicao/Julio Cesar Godoy (BRA) 21-8 21-12

Women’s Doubles

SL 3 – SU 5: Palak Kohli/Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar (IND) bt Zehra Baglar (TUR)/Manasi Girishchandra Joshi (IND) 21-15 16-21 21-15

WH 1 – WH 2: Pilar Jaurequi Cancino (PER)/Henriett Koosz (AUT) bt Valeska Knoblauch/Elke Rongen (GER) 18-21 21-15 21-17

Mixed Doubles

SL 3 – SU 5: Raj Kumar/Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar (IND) bt Guillaume Gailly (FRA)/Mary Margaret Wilson (SCO) 21-16 21-10

WH 1 – WH 2: Konstantin Afinogenov (RUS)/Emine Seckin (TUR) bt Young-Chin Mi/Valeska Knoblauch (GER) 22-20 19-21 21-17

Doubles SS 6: 1.Nagar Krishna/Raja Magotra (IND) 2.Anthony Ojwang Otwal (KEN)/Hector Jesus Salva Tunque (PER)

Source: BWF

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