Monday, 22 Jul 2024

Badminton Pan America

The second day of the Badminton Competition at Santiago 2023 was filled with thrilling matches, surprising victories, and the unwavering dedication of our Pan Am athletes.

Schedule & Results

Please check the Schedule & Results to stay updated on the latest matches and outcomes.

Exciting Matches and Determination

Taymara Oropesa from Cuba displayed exceptional skill and determination in her match against seeded 2 Wen Yu Zhang from Canada. Despite losing the first game, Oropesa managed to make a remarkable comeback in the second game, forcing a decisive third game. With incredible focus and a strong desire to win, Oropesa secured victory in the third game, with a score of 21-19. She has now qualified for the Quarter-finals in Women’s Singles, where she will face Haramara Gaitan from Mexico, who is seeded 5/8.

“I’m incredibly happy with the result. I knew it would be a challenging match, but I thoroughly studied my opponent’s tactics, and it paid off. My concentration, determination, and will to win were the deciding factors in this match. I am truly overjoyed.” – Taymara Oropesa from Cuba.

Path to Medals

Several renowned Olympians, including Brian Yang, Ygor Coelho, Howard Shu, Beiwen Zhang, Nitke Sotomayor, Jennie Gai, and Haramara Gaitan, continue their journey towards securing medals in the Singles events.

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Doubles Battles

In the Doubles category, the Cuban duo, Juan Carlos Bencomo and Roberto Herrera, faced a challenging match against Angel Marinez and Jose Linarez from the Dominican Republic. After three intense games, they emerged victorious.

Seeded pairs in Women’s Doubles also showcased their strength in the first matches, securing solid victories to advance to the Quarter-Finals. The top-seeded duo, Catherine Choi and Josephine Wu, defeated Mariana Palacios and Adriana Barrios from EAI, while the second-seeded duo, Annie and Kerry Xu, triumphed over Ailen Oliva and Iona Gualdi.

Mixed Doubles Thrill

An exciting match unfolded between Cuba and Peru in the Mixed Doubles category. Jose Guevara and Ines Castillo from Peru faced off against Juan Bencomo and Yeily Ortiz from Cuba in a thrilling three-game match. The Peruvian duo claimed victory in the first game, but the Cubans showed resilience, overcoming three match points to win the second game. In the end, Jose Guevara and Ines Castillo’s determination prevailed, securing a 21-12 victory in the third game.

Another intense match took place between Davi Silva and Sania Lima from Brazil and Jonathan Solis and Diana Corleto from EAI. The Brazilian duo, seeded 3/4, won the first game convincingly with a score of 21-12. Although Solis and Corleto managed to force a third game with a close 24-22 victory in the second, they couldn’t surpass the performance of Davi and Sania. The Brazilian duo sealed their victory with a score of 21-14 in the final game, advancing to the Mixed Doubles Quarter-Finals.

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The Badminton Competition at Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games will continue on Monday, the 23rd, with the Quarter-Final Round. We wish all the athletes the best of luck!

FAQs

Q: Which athletes are representing the Pan Am region in the Badminton Competition at Santiago 2023?

A: Renowned Olympians Brian Yang, Ygor Coelho, Howard Shu, Beiwen Zhang, Nitke Sotomayor, Jennie Gai, and Haramara Gaitan are among the Pan Am athletes competing in the Badminton Competition at Santiago 2023.

Q: Who secured victory in the thrilling match between Cuba and Peru in the Mixed Doubles category?

A: Jose Guevara and Ines Castillo from Peru showcased their determination and emerged victorious in the exciting three-game match against Juan Bencomo and Yeily Ortiz from Cuba.

Summary

The Badminton Competition at Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games is in full swing, delivering extraordinary matches and showcasing the passion and skill of our Pan Am athletes. Taymara Oropesa from Cuba proved her mettle with a remarkable comeback, securing victory against Wen Yu Zhang from Canada. Olympians Brian Yang, Ygor Coelho, Howard Shu, Beiwen Zhang, Nitke Sotomayor, Jennie Gai, and Haramara Gaitan continue their pursuit of medals in the Singles events. Doubles battles witnessed intense matches, while the Mixed Doubles category provided thrilling encounters between teams from Cuba, Peru, Brazil, and EAI. The Quarter-Final Round promises even more exhilarating badminton action. Stay tuned and follow the journey of these exceptional athletes at Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games.