Monday, 22 Jul 2024

Badminton Pan America

Pan Am Para badminton players from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and the United States showcased their skills at the Pan Am Para badminton Championships in Cali, Colombia from November 22 to 26. The event witnessed an impressive display of talent, as athletes from these countries achieved remarkable success and claimed medals in their respective categories.

Noteworthy Performances

Among the standout performances was that of Pilar Jauregui from Peru, who secured gold medals in Singles WH2 and Women’s Doubles WH1-WH2, alongside Jaqueline Burgos. Jauregui also triumphed in Mixed Doubles WH1-WH2, partnering with Rodolfo Cano from Brazil.

Giuliana Poveda and Nilton Quispe, who were runners-up at the Tokyo 2022 World Championships, clinched gold in Mixed Doubles SH6. Poveda also emerged victorious in Singles SH6, while Quispe secured a silver medal in both Singles SH6 and Doubles SH6, partnering with Jesus Salva. Additionally, Poveda and Rubi Fernandez, champions in Tokyo 2022, won a bronze medal in Doubles SH6, with Fernandez also claiming a bronze in both Singles and Doubles alongside Jesus Salva.

Miles Krajewski from the USA showcased outstanding skill and determination on his way to becoming the Pan Am Para badminton Champion in SH6. He claimed the gold in Singles SH6 after defeating the defending champion Vitor Tavares from Brazil. Krajewski and Tavares also achieved success in Doubles SH6, securing a gold medal. Krajewski went on to win a silver medal in Mixed Doubles SH6, partnering with Jayci Simon from the USA.

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Jaime Aranguiz from Chile emerged as the gold medalist in Singles WH2. Aranguiz achieved a convincing victory over defending champion Julio Cesar Godoy from Brazil with straight-game wins (21-14, 21-14). Aranguiz also claimed two bronze medals, one in Doubles with Victor Aragon from Colombia and the other in Mixed Doubles, partnering with Ana Gomes from Brazil.

Manuel Del Rosario from Cuba showcased exceptional play in the SU5 category, defeating the defending champion Eduardo Oliveira from Brazil in the semifinals and Yuki Rodrigues, also from Brazil, in the final to secure the gold medal. Del Rosario also won a bronze medal in Doubles SU5, alongside Ricardo Cavalli from Brazil.

William Roussy from Canada dethroned the defending champion Pedro Pablo De Vinatea from Peru in the SL3 category and emerged as the new Pan Am Para badminton Champion. Roussy also claimed a bronze medal in Doubles with Pascal Lapointe from Canada.

Rogerio De Oliveira from Brazil demonstrated his prowess by defeating defending champions Raul Anguiano from Guatemala and Max Avila in the SL4 category, securing the gold medal. De Oliveira also achieved success in Mixed Doubles, partnering with Edwarda Dias from Brazil.

Other notable winners included Brazilians Marcelo Alves (WH1), Daniele Souza (WH1), Ana Reis (SL4), Adriane Avila (SL3), Eduardo Oliveira/Yuki Rodrigues (SU5), Marcelo Alves/Julio Cesar Godoy (WH1-WH2), Ana Reis/Abinaecia Da Silva (SL3-SU5), and Peruvians Renzo Bances/Pedro Pablo De Vinatea (SL3-SL4) and Diana Rojas (SU5), who claimed gold medals in their respective categories.

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The Medals Ceremony was led by Mr. Vishu Tolan, President of Badminton Pan Am, Mr. Zarko Cukic, Deputy Chair of Events, Mrs. Pilar Carrillo, BWF Council Member, and a representative from the local Sports Secretariat.

FAQs

  1. Which countries participated in the Pan Am Para badminton Championships?

    • Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and the United States were among the participating countries.
  2. Who won the most gold medals in the championships?

    • Brazil emerged as the top-performing country, securing 11 gold medals.
  3. Who were the standout performers at the championships?

    • Pilar Jauregui from Peru, Miles Krajewski from the USA, and Manuel Del Rosario from Cuba were among the standout performers at the championships.
  4. How many events were included in the championships?

    • The Pan Am Para badminton Championships 2022 featured 21 events, which will also be included in the upcoming Parapan Am Games 2023.

Summary

The Pan Am Para badminton Championships in Cali, Colombia witnessed a display of exceptional talent and determination from athletes representing several countries. Standout performances included Pilar Jauregui from Peru, Miles Krajewski from the USA, and Manuel Del Rosario from Cuba, who secured gold medals in their respective categories. The championships featured 21 events, which will also be part of the Parapan Am Games 2023. Congratulations to all the athletes on their remarkable achievements. For more information, be sure to visit the official website.