Australia’s Richard Davis and Grant Manzoney storm to victory in Geelong

The final day of competition in Geelong has come to an end following two days of exhilarating badminton. Players from across Oceania have been competing at Leisuretime Centre in Geelong, Victoria, in one of the last para-badminton tournaments of the year in this region.

This morning saw New Zealand’s Corrie and Australia’s Caitlin dominate the Singles and Mixed Doubles disciplines, along with Luke Missen taking the Singles short stature gold medal!

Throughout the afternoon, the players have been battling it out in the Men’s Singles WH 1 and WH2 event, alongside the combined Men’s Doubles 1-2 classifications.

Australia’s Richard Davis fought valiantly to earn his place on the top of podium after winning all his games in the WH1 discipline. Meanwhile, his fellow compatirots Duke Trench-Thiedeman takes home the silver medal and Daniel O’Neill takes the bronze.

I was able to continue my form from day one into today’s competition and I’m really happy to be going home with the gold medal.” – says Richard.

In the WH2 event, Australia’s Grant Manzoney is celebrating his gold medal after comfortably finishing at the top of the table. Over four matches, Manzoney’s opponents have struggled to get well into the doubles figures as Grant found his form in Geelong.

Davis and Manzoney joined forces in the Men’s Doubles WH 1-2 and stormed to the top of table once again following their 21-12 21-17 win over silver medallists Richard Engles and Pradeep Hewavitharana from Australia.

I’m really happy and excited to have won the singles. In February I became National Champion so to now become Oceania Champion is a great feeling.” – says Manzoney.

Final results are as follows:

Classification

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

Men’s singles Standing Lower 3 - 4

CORRIE KEITH ROBINSON

NEW ZEALAND

PHONEXAY KINNAVONG

AUSTRALIA

GUY HARRISON

NEW ZEALAND

Men’s singles Wheelchair 1

RICHARD DAVIS

AUSTRALIA

DUKE TRENCH-THIEDEMAN

AUSTRALIA

DANIEL O’NEIL

AUSTRALIA

Men’s singles Wheelchair 2

GRANT MANZONEY

AUSTRALIA

RICHARD ENGLES

AUSTRALIA

BENJAMIN HASSELMAN

NEW ZEALAND

Women’s singles Standing Lower 3 - 4

CAITLIN DRANSFIELD

AUSTRALIA

ANU FRANCIS

AUSTRALIA

CELINE VINOT

AUSTRALIA

Singles Short Stature 6

LUKE MISSEN

AUSTRALIA

KOBIE DONOVAN

AUSTRALIA

IOSEFO RAKESA

FIJI

Men’s Doubles Wheelchair 1 - 2

RICHARD DAVIS/

GRANT MANZONEY

AUSTRALIA

RICHARD ENGLES/

PRADEEP HEWAVITHARANA

AUSTRALIA

DUKE TRENCH-THIEDEMAN/

DOUGLAS YOULTEN

AUSTRALIA

Mixed Doubles Standing Lower 3 – Standing Upper 5

CORRIE KEITH ROBINSON/

CAITLIN DRANSFIELD

NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA

PHONEXAY KINNAVONG/

ANU FRANCIS

AUSTRALIA

HAYDEN BOGNAR/

CELINE VINOT

AUSTRALIA


All of the draws and results from the VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships 2018 are available on Tournament Software.




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