All the action from finals day at the Australian Para-Badminton International 2018

In 2020, Para-Badminton will be included in the Paralympic Games for the first time. Ahead of the qualification period, which begins in 2019, over one hundred athletes from across the globe travelled to Geelong to compete in one of the last Para-Badminton tournaments of the year.

Over four days of competition, the Lesiuretime Centre has played host to almost three hundred matches across eighteen different disciplines of Para-Badminton. With three days of preliminary rounds, quarter-finals and semi-finals, the finals took place today, on Sunday 25 November 2018.

From 10am this morning, the athletes have been playing for the top spot on the podium. Leani Ratri Oktila, the reigning World Champion in the Mixed Doubles SL 3 – SU 5 classification (see notes below for classification details), opened the finals day along with her partner Dwiyoko Dwiyoko. The Indonesian pair won their match against the French duo Guillaume Gailly and Veronique Braud.

I’m very happy with this result ahead of the upcoming qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.” – Leani Ratri Oktila.

Japan arrived at the tournament in mass with a team of over 25 players. They are celebrating success in the Women’s Singles Wheelchair 1 event and Women’s Singles SL 4 – SU 5, by Sarina Satomi and Ayoko Suzuki respectively.

One of the biggest matches of the day came in the fiercely contended Men’s Doubles match in the Standing Lower 3 – 4 classification. Dwiyoko Dwiyoko and Fredy Setiawan, first seeds from Indonesia, went the distance against the Indian duo Pramod Bhagat and Sukant Kadam. Over fifty-five incredible minutes of intense, fast action, the Indonesian pair came out on top in a rare three-game thriller where every game went to extention: 25-23 22-24 22-20.

However, Bhagat of India managed to secure his place on top of a podium in the Men’s Singles SL3 event where he was seeded first. The Indian took Ukun Rukaendi from Indonesia in the final which finished in two close games 21-16 21-18.

I am so happy. With this match that I’ve won I now become world number one.” – Pramod Bhagat.

The second seeds in the Men’s Singles WH2 and Women’s Singles WH1 events went above and beyond their seeding to take the title in their respective classifications. Ho Yuen Chan of Korea defeated the first seed from Korea, Junjun Kim in three spectacular games 21-14 18-21 21-13. Meanwhile, Sarina Satomi of Japan comfortably settled her final appearance with a two-game win over Korean Seung Suk Kim; she won the match 21-11 21-7.

Australia’s own Luke Missen took home a bronze medal in the Men’s Doubles SS6 competition, partnering with Englishman Jonathan Pratt for the first time. In the round robin format, they finished in third place behind Man Kai Chu and Chun Yim Wong of Hong Kong (Gold) and Yohei Hatakeyama and Miles Krajewski of Japan/USA (Silver).

I think we did quite well considering it’s the first time we played with each other…over the week we were building and got better as a pair” – Luke Missen.

While the Australia Para-Badminton International is the last leg of the 2018 calendar for the BWF-sanctioned para events, the action in Geelong does not stop yet. The Victor Oceania Para-Badminton Championships take place at Leisuretime Centre in Geelong from Monday 26 – Tuesday 27 November 2018 where only Oceania-affiliated players will be competing.

You can view the full draw and results on Tournament Software. The winners and results from today's event are as follows: 

 

Classification

Winner

Runner-Up

Men’s singles Standing Lower 3

PRAMOD BHAGAT

INDIA

 

UKUN RUKAENDI

INDONESIA

Men’s singles Standing Lower 4

FREDY SETIAWAN

INDONSEIA

SUKANT KADAM

INDIA

 

Men’s singles Standing Upper 5

SURYO NUGHORO

INDONESIA

 

 

TAIYO IMAI

JAPAN

Men’s singles Wheelchair 1

JUNG MAN CHOI

KOREA

HIROSHI MURAYAMA

JAPAN

 

Men’s singles Wheelchair 2

HO YUEN CHAN

HONG KONG CHINA

JUNGJUN KIM

KOREA

 

Women’s singles Standing Lower 3

MANASI GIRISHCHANDRA JOSHI

INDIA

NORIKO ITO

JAPAN

 

Women’s singles Standing Lower 4

LEANI RATRI OKTILA

INDONESIA

 

KHALIMATUS SADIYAH SUKOHANDOKO

INDONESIA

Women’s singles Standing Lower 4 + Standing Upper 5

AYOKO SUZUKI

JAPAN

 

 

LEANI RATRI OKTILA

INDONESIA

Women’s singles Wheelchair 1

SARINA SATOMI

JAPAN

SEUNG SUK KIM

KOREA

 

Women’s singles Wheelchair 2

YUMA YAMAZAKI

JAPAN

RIE OGURA

JAPAN

Singles Short Stature 6

CHUN YIM WONG

HONG KONG CHINA

 

 

MAN KAI CHU

HONG KONG CHINA

Men’s Doubles Standing Lower 3 – Standing Lower 4

DWIYOKO DWIYOKO/

FREDY SETIAWAN

INDONESIA

PRAMOD BHAGAT/

SUKANT KADAM

INDIA

Men’s Doubles Standing Upper 5

GEN SHOGAKI/ TETSUO URA

JAPAN

TAIYO IMAI/

HIRONOBU KAWABATA

JAPAN

Men’s Doubles Wheelchair 1 - 2

JUNG MAN CHOI / JUNGJUN KIM

KOREA

 

 

AMIR LEVI/

DAVID TOUPE

ISRAEL/FRANCE

Women’s Doubles Standing Lower 3 – Standing Upper 5

LEANI RATRI OKTILA/

KHALIMATUS SADIYAH SUKOHANDOKO

INDONESIA

 

 

NORIKO ITO/

AYAKO SUZUKI JAPAN

Women’s Doubles Wheelchair 1 – 2

SARINA SATOMI/ YUMA YAMAZAKE

JAPAN

IKUMI FUKE/ RIE OGURA

JAPAN

Mixed Doubles Standing Lower 3 – Standing Upper 5

DWIYOKO DWIYOKO/

LEANI RATRI OKTILA INDONESIA

GUILLAUMA GAILLY/

VERONIQUE BRAUD

FRANCE

 

Mixed Doubles Wheelchair 1 – 2

JUNGJUN KIM/

SEUNG SUK KIM

KOREA

 

 

HIROSHI MURAYAMA/

RIE OGURA

JAPAN

Men’s/Mixed Doubles Short Stature 6

MAN KAI CHU/

CHUN YIM WONG

HONG KONG CHINA

YOHEI HATAKEYAMA/

MILES KRAJEWSKI

JAPAN/USA

 




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