4 Nations Day 1 Afternoon round up

The afternoon session saw 2022 World Championship bronze medalist Mohammad Ikhwan Ramli get his tournament off to a winning start in the WH 1 Group A, beating Osamu Nagashima of Japan 16, 21, 21 to 21, 9, 10.

Fellow Japanese star Daiki Kajiwara fared better though, with the Olympic gold medalist seeing off Yu Sooyoung 21, 21 to 17, 17 to reach round three of the men’s WH 2 bracket.

Scotsman Gregor Craig Anderson was unable to bounce back from his morning defeat to Jaime Aranguiz, losing 8, 4 to 21, 21 to Frenchman Thomas Jakobs.

English star Rachel Choong dominated in her opening SH 6 Group C match, beating Anastasiia Zavalii of Ukraine 21, 21 to 4, 2. It was not to be for fellow English player Jack Shephard though, who narrowly lost 20, 19 to 22, 21 in his SH 6 round 2 match with Brazilian Vitor Tavares.

Andrew Davis was also defeated in his SH 6 second-round clash, losing 7, 8 to 21, 21 to Charles Noakes of France.

The evening saw the beginning of the doubles action, with Korean pair Jaegun Jeong and Sooyoung Yu defeating Thomas Jakobs and David Toupe of France 21, 21 to 9, 16 in a men’s doubles match.

Anderson and his Canadian partner Mikhail Bilenki would fall short against Yuri Ferrigno and Luca Olgiati 4, 9 to 21, 21 in their round two WH 1 – WH 2 clash.

Last year’s 4 Nations Para Badminton International WH 1 – WH 2 men’s doubles champions Jungman Choi and Jung Jun Kim were defeated by Ramli and his partner Noor Azwan Noorlan 19, 18 to 21, 21.


The final match of the day saw Scotsman Davies and his Polish partner Daria Bujnicka suffer defeat to Choong and Shephard of England in round 2 of the mixed doubles SH 6 bracket.


Attention now turns to tomorrow for our Scottish players as Anderson continues his singles and doubles tournaments, with Colin Leslie set to kick off his campaign in the men’s SL 3 bracket.


By Nathan Hassett

Nathan Hassett (@nathanhassett__) / X