4 Nations Semi Finals Round Up

It’s semi finals day in Glasgow! Time to take a look at the highlights from Saturday at the 4 Nations Para Badminton Championships.

It was a tough battle between first and second in the women’s SL 4 singles as Norwegian Helle Sofie Sagoy dominated her match against Haruka Fujino of Japan 21, 21 – 17, 8. She goes on to face Leani Ratri Oktila of Indonesia in tomorrow’s final. Meanwhile in the men’s SL 4 singles Lucas Mazur of France booked his ticket to the final after beating Tarun Tarun of India 21, 21 – 7, 14. He faces his teammate Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj in tomorrow’s final.

In the men’s wheelchair categories, number one Choi Jungman of Korea won against Osamu Nagashima of Japan 21, 21 – 7, 13 to send him to the WH 1 singles final against Malaysia’s Muhammad Ikhwan Ramli. In WH 2, Japan’s number one Daiki Kajiwara goes through to face Chan Ho Yuen of Hong Kong after beating Korea’s Yu Sooyoung 24, 21 – 22, 10.

It was disappointment for England’s Rachel Choong and Krysten Coombs, who were unable to make it to their SH 6 finals. Choong saw herself beaten by Peruvian Giuliana Poveda Flores 15, 10 to 21, 21, who goes through to the women’s final against India’s number one Nithya Sre Sumathy Sivan. Coombs lost out 12, 22 – 21, 24 after an intense second round against India’s second seeded Krishna Nagar, who faces first seeded Chu Man Kai of Hong Kong in the men’s final.

Not all hope is lost for England however, as number one Daniel Bethell secured himself a spot in tomorrow’s SL 3 men’s single final as he beat Ukraine’s Oleksandr Chyrkov 21, 21 – 9, 7. Facing him tomorrow will be India’s number two seeded Kumar Nitesh, who beat his teammate Nehal Gupta 11, 20 to 21, 22 to book his place in the final.

In the SL 3 women’s singles Indonesia’s number one Syakuroh Qonitah Ikhtiar secured a place in tomorrow’s final beating Australia’s Celine Aurelie Vinot 21, 21 to 11, 8. She will face SL 3 Manasi Girishchandra Joshi who beat Mandeep Kaur Mandeep Kaur of India 21-19 in the third round.

Manisha Ramadass of India beat Japan’s Mamiko Toyoda 21-9 in a third round battle to confirm her place in the final while her teammate Thulasimathi Murugesan defeated world number one Catherina Rosengren of Denmark. Meanwhile number one of Malaysia Cheah Liek Hou defeated his teammate Muhammad Fareez Anuar 21-17 in the third round to confirm his place in the final, he will face third seeded Fang Jen-Yu of Chinese Taipei who defeated Meril Loquette of France in the third round 21-12.

In the SL 3 and SU 5 mixed doubles, Fredy Setiawan and Khalimatus Sadiyah of Indonesia beat France’s Lucas Mazur and Faustine Noel 21-19 in both rounds to confirm their place in the finals, they are joined by their teammates Hikmat Ramdani and Leani Ratri Oktila in an all Indonesian final.

In the men’s WH 1 and WH 2 doubles, Korean duo Jeong Jaegun and Yu Sooyoung came out on top against the Malaysian duo of Noor Azwan Noorlan and Muhammad Ikhwan Ramli 21, 21 to 10, 15 to go through to the finals. In the other semi final, the number one Korean duo of Choi Jungman and Kim Jung Jun were not so lucky as they were defeated by Japan’s Daiki Kajiwara and Hiroshi Murayama 21-10 in the first round and 21-19 in the second.

Meanwhile in the women’s WH 1 and WH 2 doubles, Swiss duo of Cynthia Mathez and Ilaria Renggli secured their place in the final with a 21, 21 – 8, 5 win over Canadian Yuka Chokyu and Australian Mischa Ginns. The Chinese Taipei duo of Hu Guang-Chiou and Yang I-Chen also went through, having beat Brazil’s Ana Gomes and Daniele Torres Souz 21, 21 to 12, 11.

In the mixed SH 6 doubles, the Indonesian duo of Subhan Subhan and Rina Marlina beat Peruvians Nilton Quispe Ignacio and Giuliana Poveda Flores 21, 21 to 12, 13. They are joined in the finals by India’s Sivarajan Solaimalai and Nithya Sre Sumathy Sivan who defeated number one seeded Jack Shephard and Rachel Choong from England in two intense rounds, winning 24-22 and then 22-20.

It’s all to play for in the 16 finals tomorrow at the Emirates Arena

By Lois Smillie

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