Wednesday, 22 May 2024

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Sharjah Hosts Successful Para Badminton Tournament

Sharjah recently hosted an outstanding Para badminton tournament as part of the prestigious International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games. The event, held in the United Arab Emirates, featured seven exciting sports, including badminton, archery, athletics, swimming, shooting, table tennis, and wheelchair fencing. With the Paralympic Games in Tokyo just around the corner, this IWAS tournament served as a crucial stepping stone for athletes.

Indian player Pramod Bhagat emerged as a star performer, clinching two gold medals in the men’s singles SL3 category. Bhagat also garnered silver in the men’s doubles SL3-SU5 event, partnering with Sukant Kadam. Additionally, Bhagat achieved further success by securing a gold medal in the men’s singles SL4-SL5 competition with his outstanding skills. Known as the number one player in the SL3 category, Bhagat is definitely an athlete to watch out for at the upcoming Paralympic Games.

Local hero Mohamed Ahmed Alzarooni from the UAE and Thailand’s Miss Samowkorn Photisuppaiboon also displayed exceptional performances, securing gold medals in the singles category and emerging victorious in exhibition doubles matches.

For many athletes, this tournament marked their first international competition, following their recent international classification during the Agitos Foundation-BWF Sport Technical Course. The experience was invaluable for these athletes, and they expressed gratitude to the Agitos Foundation for the opportunity.

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Dana Ali, the coach of the Bahrain team, expressed her excitement about being part of the IWAS World Games and conveyed her gratitude to the Agitos Foundation and the BWF for the opportunity. She also highlighted the importance of the tournament in the development of Para badminton in Bahrain.

The BWF extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, technical officials, and the organizing committee for their excellent contribution to this remarkable event. With the anticipation building towards the sport’s debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, many of the athletes will return to the UAE for the Dubai Para-Badminton International in April.

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FAQs

1. Which sports were contested in the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games in Sharjah?
The IWAS World Games in Sharjah featured various sports, including badminton, archery, athletics, swimming, shooting, table tennis, and wheelchair fencing.

2. Who were the standout performers at the Para badminton tournament in Sharjah?
Pramod Bhagat from India showcased exceptional skill, winning two gold medals in the men’s singles SL3 category. He also secured a silver medal in the men’s doubles SL3-SU5 event, partnering with Sukant Kadam. Bhagat’s achievements make him an athlete to watch as the sport makes its Paralympic debut in Tokyo.

3. How did the athletes respond to their first international classification?
Many athletes expressed their gratitude for the opportunity and the valuable experience gained during the international classification conducted by the Agitos Foundation-BWF Sport Technical Course.

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Summary

Sharjah recently hosted a highly successful Para badminton tournament as part of the IWAS World Games. Pramod Bhagat from India emerged as a star player, winning two gold medals and a silver medal in different categories. The event showcased outstanding performances from athletes representing various countries, with many experiencing their first international tournament. The BWF congratulates all participants and looks forward to the Dubai Para-Badminton International in April. For more information and detailed results, visit our website.