Qu Zimao secures triple crown

China dominate Turkish Para Badminton International 02 Apr 2019
a male Para badminton player in a wheelchair pumps his fist after winning a point

Qu Zimo won the men's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles in Antalya

ⒸAlan Spink
By Badminton World Federation

China and Indonesia dominated the 5th Turkish Para Badminton International by winning 12 of the 22 gold medals at stake in Antalya on Saturday.

Qu Zimao secured a triple crown for China, claiming the men’s singles WH1, men’s doubles WH1–WH2 with Mai Jianpeng and mixed doubles WH1–WH2 alongside Liu Yutong.

Chinese Liu took a double, continuing her dominance in the women’s singles WH2 after beating compatriot Xu Tingting 21-17 21-15.

Two other players scored a double – Indonesia’s Dheva Anrimusthi and Leani Ratri Oktila.

Anrimusthi and Suryo Nugroho won the men’s doubles SU5 gold before facing each other in the singles final, with the former emerging victorious over his compatriot 21-15 21-8.

Oktila dominated China’s Ma Huihui in the women’s singles SL4 final. Shortly before that, she won the mixed doubles SL3-SU5 together with Hary Susanto after defeating China’s Ou Wie/Cheng Hefang.

Polish triple success

Oliwia Szmigiel was also in outstanding form as she won three titles in the SS6 category.

The Polish player won an exciting final alongside Brazil’s Vitor Goncalves Tavares in the mixed doubles SS6 over India’s Nagar Krishna and Poland’s Maria Bartusz 19-21 24-22 21-16.

Szmigiel then returned to the singles and beat Russia’s Irina Borisova 20-22 21-12 21-16. She also claimed the women’s doubles title together with Bartusz.

Repeat win for Chan

Hong Kong’s Chan Ho Yuen beat South Korea’s Kim Jungjun for the second straight time 21-12 11-21 21-18 to capture the men’s singles WH2 gold. It was Kim’s only second defeat in his international career since his debut in 2012.

India finished with three gold medals. Suhas Yathiraj shocked top seed Lucas Mazur of France 21-16 22-20 in the men’s singles SL4 final, while Pramod Bhagat won the SL3 beating Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara 21-19 21-17.

Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar got the better of compatriot Manasi Girishchandra Joshi 21-8 21-16 in the women’s singles SL3 final.