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The Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022: A Promising Start to the Season

The Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022 has kicked off the 2022 season with a bang, showcasing exciting matches and new on-court partnerships at the Zabalanga Civic Center in Vitoria. The first day of action did not disappoint, as players from different countries emerged victorious and surprised the audience.

Ignacio Fernandez and David Follett: A Winning Combination

One of the standout performances of the day came from the unexpected pairing of Ignacio Fernandez of Spain and David Follett of England. Despite only teaming up a few days before the tournament, they caused a major upset by defeating WH1-WH2 men’s doubles No.3 seeds, Rodolfo Cano and Julio Cesar Godoy, with a score of 26-24 21-18. Fernandez and Follett showcased their skills and teamwork, proving that their partnership has great potential.

Speaking about their collaboration, Follett shared, “Neither of us had a partner, and ‘Nacho’ asked me a couple of days before coming to Spain if we’d like to partner up. The more games, the better, as it’s our first time on court. Obviously, language is a bit of a barrier, but we seem to get it after a few rallies. We clicked and understood what each other meant, like signals and talking throughout. We had some support from the team here, and that really helped us get across the line. We are really delighted.”

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With such a strong start, it remains to be seen if Fernandez and Follett can continue their winning streak throughout the tournament.

Chee Hiong Ang: Embracing New Partnerships

Singaporean player Chee Hiong Ang also embarked on a new partnership in the SL3-SU5 mixed doubles category. Just an hour before his first match, Chee was paired up with his new partner by the referees. Despite losing to India’s Ruthick Ragupathi and Manasi Girishchandra Joshi with a score of 21-11 21-8 in Group D, Chee remains optimistic and values the communication and enjoyment that comes with teamwork.

“Communication and having fun is what I look for in a partnership. Encouraging each other is important; that’s really what it’s about. I told my partner to cover the front court as I’m really good at smashing, so I stayed at the back. I want to get as much playing time as I can here. I really enjoyed it,” Chee shared.

On the opposing side, Ragupathi and Joshi, who won the Uganda Para Badminton International 2021 together, displayed their exceptional understanding and synergy. Training at the same place has undoubtedly contributed to their success, as Joshi explained, “It’s helpful we both train at the same place, and that creates a lot of understanding.”

Stay Updated with Live Scores

For those eager to follow the thrilling matches at the Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022, live scores are available to keep you up to date with the latest results and standings.

FAQs

Q: What is the Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022?
A: The Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022 is a para badminton tournament that marks the beginning of the 2022 season. It brings together talented players from various countries to compete at the Zabalanga Civic Center in Vitoria.

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Q: Who were the standout performers on the first day of the tournament?
A: Ignacio Fernandez of Spain and David Follett of England surprised everyone with their victory over WH1-WH2 men’s doubles No.3 seeds, Rodolfo Cano and Julio Cesar Godoy.

Q: How did the newfound partnerships of Ignacio Fernandez and David Follett, and Chee Hiong Ang fare on the first day?
A: Despite their recent formation, Fernandez and Follett achieved a remarkable win, while Chee Hiong Ang and his partner displayed great teamwork and enthusiasm, despite a loss.

Q: Where can I find live scores for the Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022?
A: To keep track of the latest scores and updates, you can visit the official website of Carnegiecentre, where live scores are available.

Conclusion

The Spanish Para Badminton International II 2022 has commenced with a thrilling display of skill, teamwork, and unexpected victories. Ignacio Fernandez and David Follett’s partnership proved to be a winning combination, while Chee Hiong Ang embraced the excitement of a new partnership. As the tournament progresses, fans can look forward to more exciting matches and inspiring performances from these talented athletes.

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