Monday, 22 Jul 2024

BWF Olympics: Satomi Claims Victory in WH1 Women’s Singles Final

Sarina Satomi showcased her remarkable skills at the 4 Nations Para Badminton International 2023, battling from a game down to secure victory against Thailand’s Sujirat Pookkham in the WH1 women’s singles final. This thrilling rematch of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games final had spectators on the edge of their seats.

A Hard-Fought Battle

In a display of sheer determination, world No.1 Satomi overcame her Thai opponent, winning the match with a scoreline of 19-21, 21-10, 21-13. The intense competition demonstrated the unwavering commitment of these exceptional athletes.

Doubles Victory

The triumph did not end there for Satomi. She joined forces with Yuma Yamazaki, and together they dominated the WH1-2 women’s doubles final, defeating Pookkham and Amnouy Wetwithan with a score of 21-13, 21-14. Yamazaki also claimed victory in the WH2 women’s singles final against Peru’s Pilar Jauregui Cancino, showcasing his exceptional skills and talent.

Choi Jung Man’s Impressive Performance

Choi Jung Man, a formidable player from Korea, exhibited his prowess in both the WH1 men’s singles and WH1-2 men’s doubles finals. He defeated Malaysia’s Muhammad Ikhwan Ramli with a score of 21-16, 21-12 in the singles final, showcasing his exceptional skills and agility. Choi continued his winning streak alongside his partner Kim Jungjun in an exhilarating match against Daiki Kajiwara and Hiroshi Murayama, ultimately emerging victorious with a score of 21-18, 19-21, 21-16.

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“I did my best at this competition. I was injured before the tournament, but I’m recovering well. I’m happy with my overall performance here,” said Choi, reflecting on his achievement.

Near Treble for Choi

Choi narrowly missed securing a treble victory as he fell short in the WH1-2 mixed final. With partners Jauregui and Italy’s Yuri Ferrigno, they faced a tough battle against their opponents. Despite their best efforts, the match concluded with a score of 13-21, 21-19, 21-18 in favor of Jauregui and Ferrigno.

A proud Choi on the podium.

Bethell’s Dominating Performance

Daniel Bethell, a crowd favorite, brought the audience to their feet with his outstanding performance in the SL3 men’s singles. The world No.1 showcased his dominance in the class by defeating his great rival and Paralympic champion Pramod Bhagat with a resounding score of 21-8, 21-10. Bethell expressed his elation, stating, “I thought that was one of the best matches I’ve played in a long time. Pramod, he’s such a great champion, and we have such a big rivalry.”

Disappointment for English Players

While there were moments of disappointment for the English players, such as Krysten Coombs’ loss to Nagar Krishna in the SH6 men’s singles final, and Rachel Choong and Jack Shephard’s defeat to Subhan Subhan and Rina Marlina in the SH6 mixed doubles, they displayed exceptional skill and sportsmanship.

Marlina’s Double Triumph

Notably, Rina Marlina achieved a double victory, emerging victorious in both her singles final against Nithya Sre Sumathy Sivan and the SH6 mixed doubles with partner Subhan Subhan. Her outstanding performances earned her two gold medals.

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Q: Where did the 4 Nations Para Badminton International 2023 take place?
A: The 4 Nations Para Badminton International 2023 was held at Carnegie Centre, an esteemed venue for badminton events.

Q: Which players from Korea secured victories in the tournament?
A: Choi Jung Man, a talented player from Korea, showcased his skills by winning both the WH1 men’s singles and WH1-2 men’s doubles finals.


The 4 Nations Para Badminton International 2023 was an exhilarating showcase of talent and skill. Athletes from around the world competed fiercely, leaving spectators in awe of their abilities. The event not only celebrated the sport of badminton but also highlighted the determination and perseverance of these incredible individuals.