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Spanish Para-Badminton International: Manasi and Sukant win gold

By: Swetha Reddy
Date: 12 Mar, 2018
Image Courtesy: Manasi Joshi/Twitter

It’s double delight for the Indian badminton as Manasi Joshi and Sukant Kadam won gold in their respective categories in the finals of the VII Spanish Para-Badminton International 2018 held in Alcudia, Spain on Sunday.

Besides winning gold in WS SL3 category against Katarzyna Ziebik with 23-21, 21-18, the fifth ranked Manasi also won silver in SL3 SU5 Women’s doubles with Mamiko Toyoda of Japan with 21-19, 21-12 after losing against the top seeded Helle Sofie Sagoy and Katrin Seibert and bronze in mixed doubles XD SL3 - SU5 with Ilker Tuzcu after losing against the top seeded Marcel Adam and Katrin Seibert with 21-19, 18-21, 21-18.

While, the top seeded Sukant Kadam defeated the second seeded Kyung Hwan Shin 21-16, 21-16 in the finals of the VII Spanish Para-Badminton International 2018.


Sukant, who too is ranked fifth in MS SL4, was very much dominating since the knock-out stage, winning all his matches in straight games. He beat Tim Haller in the quarter-finals, Rickard Nilsson in the semi-finals.


The next biggest para-badminton tournament is the Dubai Para Badminton International to be held from April 10 to 15.



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