Friday, 14 Jun 2024

BWF News

Having recently concluded a training camp, Guillaume Gailly and Emmanuel Pinochet Amougui showcased their skills at the Uganda Para-Badminton International 2018. The experienced Frenchman, Gailly, led by example as he and Amougui secured victories against two Ugandan pairs. Although they suffered an early loss to India’s Kumar Nitesh and Indrajit Pal, they recovered swiftly and emerged victorious against Hassan Kamoga/Julius Masereka and Bashir Mutyaba/Abdu Walukagga. As a result, they progressed to the Men’s Doubles SL 3 – SL 4 quarter-finals.

Amougui, who is competing in his first tournament, also had a successful day, reaching the last eight in the Men’s Singles SL 3 by defeating Moses K. Mayazi of Uganda. Both players expressed their satisfaction with their performances and emphasized the learning experience gained from each match.

Gailly continues to have a busy schedule as he advances to the Men’s Singles SL 4 quarter-finals and will also compete in the Mixed Doubles SL 3 – SU 5 with Scotland’s Mary Margaret Wilson.

The African newcomers, including Amougui, have shown remarkable progress and fearlessness in taking on para-badminton stars from India and Malaysia. Gailly commended their courageous and enthusiastic approach, highlighting their enjoyment of the experience and the friendly atmosphere.

Rose Nansereko, who had a difficult day yesterday, bounced back strongly by winning two Women’s Doubles matches today alongside Khadija Khamuka. Nansereko credited the training she received and the support from fans for her improved performance.

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Meanwhile, other top players, such as Cheah Liek Hou and Hairol Fozi Saaba from Malaysia, demonstrated their dominance with comfortable wins in their respective matches. They expressed confidence in their abilities and their desire to win the tournament.

The day also featured exhibition matches in sport class SS 6, where players from Cameroon, Egypt, and Kenya competed energetically. One of the participants, Jeremia Maringa Ngungi from Kenya, expressed his newfound love for badminton and his aspiration to become a champion in the sport.

As the tournament progresses, the quarter-finals will take place in 19 events, intensifying the competition at the MTN Arena. The Uganda Para-Badminton International 2018 follows the successful African Para-Badminton Legacy Project, which aimed to develop and promote the sport among players, coaches, and administrators.

For more details and results, please visit the official BWF website.

Featured Image: Sanjeev Kumar of India in action, partnered by France’s Richard Perot (background) in Men’s Doubles WH 1 – WH 2.