Tuesday, 16 Jul 2024

BWF Olympics: Bethell and Oktila Shine at Spanish Para Badminton International 2023

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Daniel Bethell and Leani Ratri Oktila showcased their skills and emerged as winners at the Spanish Para Badminton International 2023. The tournament marked an incredible start to the season for these talented athletes.

Daniel Bethell Claims Victory in SL3 Men’s Singles

In a thrilling match, Daniel Bethell defeated Pramod Bhagat 21-18 21-8 in the SL3 men’s singles category. This victory is a testament to Bethell’s determination and dedication to the sport. Despite their rivalry dating back to 2018, Bhagat has been unable to defeat Bethell in their last five meetings. The Englishman’s solid performance and execution of his game plan were key factors in his triumph. Bethell looks forward to the next qualifying event, the Spanish Para Badminton International Toledo 2023, where he aims to continue his winning streak.

Leani Ratri Oktila Dominates in Mixed Doubles, Women’s Singles, and Doubles

Oktila (left) and Sadiyah pose following their victory.

Leani Ratri Oktila showcased her exceptional skills and emerged as the most successful athlete of the day. In the mixed doubles category, Oktila, along with her partner Hikmat Ramdani, comfortably defeated Chirag Baretha and Mandeep Kaur 21-11 21-12 in the SL3-SU5 event. She also claimed victory in the women’s singles, defeating Fujino Haruka in a thrilling match that ended 21-11 14-21 21-13 in 37 minutes. Oktila’s successful day continued as she, along with her doubles partner Khalimatus Sadiyah Sukohandoko, defeated Manasi Girishchandra Joshi and Shanthiya Viswanathan 21-9 21-9 in the women’s doubles event. It’s worth mentioning that Oktila achieved all this while balancing her career with the responsibilities of being a new mother.

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Other Notable Performances

Dheva Anrimusthi, an unseeded Indonesian player, had a remarkable victory in the SU5 men’s singles category. He defeated top seed Cheah Liek Hou after an intense battle that ended with a score of 21-11 17-21 21-17. This victory marked Cheah’s first defeat in four years, highlighting Anrimusthi’s exceptional abilities.

Additionally, Syakuroh Qonitah Ikhtiar maintained her dominance in the SL3 category with another impressive win over world champion Oksana Kozyna, securing a victory with a score of 21-9 21-14. Rina Marlina also showcased her talent and won two titles in the mixed doubles and women’s singles categories.

FAQs

Q: What is the next event for Daniel Bethell?
A: The next event for Daniel Bethell is the Spanish Para Badminton International Toledo 2023, which begins on Wednesday.

Q: How many titles did Leani Ratri Oktila win?
A: Leani Ratri Oktila won three titles at the Spanish Para Badminton International 2023. She emerged victorious in the mixed doubles, women’s singles, and women’s doubles categories.

Q: Who defeated Cheah Liek Hou in the SU5 men’s singles category?
A: Dheva Anrimusthi defeated Cheah Liek Hou in an intense battle, marking Cheah’s first defeat in four years.

Conclusion

The Spanish Para Badminton International 2023 showcased incredible talent and fierce competition. Daniel Bethell and Leani Ratri Oktila demonstrated their exceptional skills and emerged as winners in their respective categories. The triumphs and achievements of these athletes are a testament to their hard work and dedication to the sport. As they prepare for future events, we can expect more thrilling performances from these exceptional players.

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