April

Two silver medals and a bronze for Wilson in Uganda

Mary Wilson picked up two silver medals and one bronze as she continued her quest for Paralympic qualification at the Uganda International over the weekend.

Seeded second in the SL4 women’s singles, Wilson won both her group games, although she had to battle hard for her 18-21 21-13 21-18 win over India’s Jyothi.

Having topped Group B, she progressed to the knock-out stage where she beat Germany’s Thory Wieben to reach the final where she faced top seed Helle Sofie Sagoy.

But the Norwegian proved too strong for Wilson, taking the gold medal with a 21-17 21-8 win over the Scot.

In the women’s doubles Wilson teamed up with Wieben, again winning both group games to reach the semi-finals of knockout stage.

Unfortunately this proved to be the end of their campaign, losing 21-16 21-14 to India’s Palak Kohli and Parul Dalsukhbhai Parmar, who went on to win the title.

In the mixed, Wilson again topped her group, this time with Guillaume Gailly of France.

Three wins out of three group matches were followed by another win for Wilson over Jyothi and her partner Tarun.

A semi-final win over Wieben and Tim Haller put them into the final, but Parmar and Raj Kumar once again proved to be Wilson’s undoing, taking the title with a 21-16 21-10 victory.

Full results are at www.tournamentsoftware.com

The National Disability Badminton Squad is looking for sparrers to help our Paralympic hopefuls in their training. Men and women of all ages who play at club or county level would be welcome. If interested, contact Sarah Bok on sarahbokpt@hotmail.co.uk