Thursday, 20 Jun 2024

Badminton Pan America

Pan Am players from Brazil, Canada, Peru, and the United States showcased their skills at the Spanish Para Badminton International 2023. This prestigious BWF Para badminton Level 2 event was held in Vitoria, Spain, from February 20 to 26.

Full results can be found here.

Pilar Jauregui Dominates WH2 Category

World Champion, Pilar Jauregui, proved why she is the best in the WH2 category by clinching two gold medals and one bronze. Starting as a seeded 3/4 player in the WS WH2 event, Jauregui triumphed over competitors from Korea and Australia to lead Group C. In the Quarter-Finals, she defeated Maurel (FRA) in straight games and repeated the performance in the Semifinals against the top-seeded player, Ilaria Renggli (SUI). Jauregui’s impressive run culminated in the Final, where she outplayed Yuma Yamazaki (JPN), the second seed, with a score of 21-15 and 21-19.

Victorious in Mixed Doubles

In the Mixed Doubles category, Pilar partnered with Yuri Ferrigno (ITA) to secure the crown. They topped Group B and emerged victorious against duos from Australia in the Quarter-Finals, Spain/Austria in the Semifinals, and Korea in the Final.

Medal Haul for Pilar Jauregui

Apart from her stellar performance in singles and mixed doubles, Pilar also earned a bronze medal in Women’s Doubles alongside Jaquelin Burgos (PER). They overcame duos from France in the group stage and Brazil in the Quarter-Finals, but fell short against the top-seeded duo, Satomi/Yamazaki (JPN), in the Semifinals.

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Impressive Performances in SH6 Category

Miles Krajewski and Vitor Tavares dominated the Men’s Doubles event, securing the gold medal by triumphing in every match they played. Silver medals went to Justin Kendrick/Wyatt Lightfoot (CAN), while Nilton Quispe/Jesus Salva (PER) settled for bronze.

Miles also added a bronze medal to his collection in Singles after leading Group D, defeating Solaimalai (IND) in the Quarter-Finals, but losing to Chu Man Kai (HGK) in the Semifinals.

Outstanding Achievements in Women’s Doubles SH6

Rubi Fernandez (PER) teamed up with Nithya Sumathy (IND) to win gold in Women’s Doubles SH6. They conquered duos from Ukraine and Chinese Taipei in Group B and emerged victorious against Bujnicka/Szmigiel (POL) in the final. Additionally, Rosa Velasquez (PER) secured the bronze medal alongside Anya Butterworth (ENG) in the same event.

Bronze for Giuliana Poveda and Nilton Quispe

Giuliana Poveda and Nilton Quispe earned bronze in the Mixed Doubles category. The world medalists entered the tournament as the top-seeded duo and defeated players from Hong Kong China before succumbing to Meechai/Saeyang (THA) in the Semifinals.

Strong Performances in Women’s Singles SH6

In Women’s Singles SH6, Giuliana Poveda and Jayci Simon showcased their skills and secured the 3/4 places. Poveda triumphed over players from Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, and Poland, but was unable to overcome Rina Marlina (INA) in the Semifinals. Simon, on the other hand, emerged as the leader in Group F after defeating players from Peru and Poland. In the Main draw, she defeated Yu Yen-Wu (KOR) and former World Champion Rachel Choon (ENG), but fell to Sumathy (IND) in the Semifinals.

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The Pan Am Para badminton players will continue to dazzle in the Spanish Para Badminton International Toledo 2023 over the coming week. Stay tuned and witness their outstanding performances firsthand!

FAQs

Q: How did Pilar Jauregui perform in the Spanish Para Badminton International 2023?
A: Pilar Jauregui showcased her exceptional skills by winning two gold medals and one bronze. She dominated the WH2 category and also triumphed in the Mixed Doubles event.

Q: Who were the other notable performers in the tournament?
A: Miles Krajewski and Vitor Tavares won gold in Men’s Doubles, while Rubi Fernandez and Nithya Sumathy claimed victory in Women’s Doubles SH6. Giuliana Poveda and Nilton Quispe secured bronze in the Mixed Doubles category.

Q: What are the upcoming tournaments for Pan Am Para badminton players?
A: The Pan Am Para badminton players will be participating in the Spanish Para Badminton International Toledo 2023 in the coming week.

Summary

The Pan Am players showcased their skills and achieved remarkable results at the Spanish Para Badminton International 2023. Pilar Jauregui excelled by winning two gold medals and one bronze, demonstrating her dominance in the WH2 category and the Mixed Doubles event. Other notable performances include the impressive victories of Miles Krajewski and Vitor Tavares in Men’s Doubles, Rubi Fernandez and Nithya Sumathy in Women’s Doubles SH6, and the bronze medals secured by Giuliana Poveda and Nilton Quispe in the Mixed Doubles category. The Pan Am Para badminton players will continue to showcase their talent in the upcoming Spanish Para Badminton International Toledo 2023. Stay tuned and witness their outstanding performances firsthand!

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