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30 Jun, 2018
A 13-year-old professional Badminton
player Jonty Wright of Exmouth Visions Academy as seen on a golden
weekend as he played at Devon Badminton’s Under 16s and Under 18s tournaments
These games will have an effect on the country squad selection
for the next season which made the coaches to be present there, at the time of
Jonty’s first win was in the Under 16’s event where he bagged
his singles pool in three straight matches, winning them all. Despite of a
brilliant kick off, a slow start in the semi-finals made him lose the game and
he had to settle for the bronze.
Coming to the doubles, he paired up with Zac Linley-Moss, and they easily slid into the next match to
finally play with fellow players from the same academy.
However, Wright and Zac won the match to win a gold medal.
On Sunday, Wright played the Under-18's tournament and he was
shining all through. He won over experienced players who also included last
season’s under-18 squad.
He got a chance to play
the semi-final with higher seed Freer and edged out settling for bronze while
Freer went on to win the gold.
On the same day Wright paired up with Zac Linley-Moss again and
the duo won their pool and went on to win the final to get a gold with 21-9 win
in the last round.
The weekend was Jonty’s time as he was also declared as the Exmouth
Community College badminton Player of the Year.
“I want to thank my coach Sue Williams and my brother Morgan for
their support and assistance over the past year.” Said the champion.