England win golds at 4 Nations Championships Para-Badminton

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Shuttlers with disabilities deserve additional support from the public.

Welsh: England warmed up for next month’s BWF Para-Badminton World Championships with success at the Welsh leg of the 4 Nations Championships at the weekend in Cardiff.

There were 90 participants in all across four categories: Learning Disabilities, Standing, Wheelchair and Short Stature.

Highlights from an English perspective included three golds in the wheelchair events.Shuttlers with disabilities deserve additional support from the public.

Connor Dua-Harper won the WH1 singles and combined doubles discipline, alongside David Follett. Martin Rooke was unbeaten as he came away victorious with the WH2 title.

In the Short Stature, Krysten Coombs beat compatriot Andrew Martin in a tight three-set affair. Rachel Choong won two titles in the women’s singles and mixed doubles.

“It was a great demonstration of skill and determination from Team England this weekend,” admitted Richard Morris, Head coach of England Para-Badminton.

“Some of the squad are really starting to hit some great form which is perfect as the World Championships are only three weeks away. There is a real buzz about the squad at the moment which is making everyone train and play at their best.”

England will be represented by 21 athletes at the World Championships, the majority of which are current members of the Team England squad, which will be held at Stoke Mandeville.

Welsh 4 Nations results

SS6 Mens Singles
Winner – Krysten Coombs
Runner Up – Andrew Martin

SS6 Womens Singles
Winner – Rachel Choong
Runner Up – Rebecca Bedford

SS6 Doubles
Winner – Krysten Coombs + Jack Shephard
Runner Up – Andrew Martin + Isaac Dalgish

SS6 Mixed Doubles
Winner – Andrew Martin + Rachel Choong
Runner Up – Jack Shephard + Rebecca Bedford

SL3 Mens Singles
Winner – Daniel Bethell

SL4 + SU5 Mens Singles
Winner – James Binnie
Runner Up – Bobby Griffin

SL3 + SL4 + SU5 Mens Singles
Winner – James Binnie + Jack Wilson (Wales)
Runner Up – Bobby Griffin + Daniel Bethell

WH1 Singles
Winner – Connor Dua Harper
Runner Up – David Follett

WH2 Singles
Winner – Martin Rooke
Runner Up – Sharron Barnes

WH1/2 Doubles
Winner – Connor Dua Harper + David Follett
Runner Up – Martin Rooke + Owen Kilburn

–Badminton England

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