Australian Para-Badminton players in action on day two in Turkey

Grant Manzoney, Caitlin Dransfield and Céline Vinot were all in action on day two at the 5th Turkish Para-Badminton International - the first Paralympic qualifying event of the year. 

The group stages continue to unfold as players look to qualify for the main draws for those all-important world rankings points.

On day two of the Championships, Australia’s Grant Manzoney was looking to keep his men’s singles WH2 campaign alive with one group match left in Group E against Switzerland’s Christian Hamboeck.

After previously taking the 5/8 seed to three games, Manzoney wasn’t able to defend his group position and went down in two games against the swiss player. With two losses in the group stages, Manzoney bows out of the competition and will focus his attention of the Dubai Para-Badminton International 2019 which starts next week.

Meanwhile, Caitlin Dransfield narrowly lost her opening match in the women’s singles SL4 competition, against the 3/4 seed from France, Faustine Noel, 21-18 21-16.

Later in the day, Dransfield suffered a similar defeat against Germnay’s Katrin Seibert 21-17 21-14, leaving her with one more match in group D, against Thailand's Chanida Srinavakul which takes places on day three, Wednesday 27 March, at 5pm, local time.

On day three, Dransfield will also open her women’s doubles SL3 - SU5 campaign alongside compatriot Céline Vinot. The pair will start their group C qualification against Japan’s Kaede Kameyama and Asami Yamada.

Vinot is also competing in group C of the women’s singles SL3 competition. On day two, Vinot lost both of her opening matches against the third seed from Poland, Katarzyna Ziebik 21-17 21-18 before battling against Brazil’s Adriane Avila, eventually going down in three 21-18 18-21 21-8.

You can view all results from day two of competition and keep up to date with the player’s progress on Tournament Software.




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