Kim Jungjun and Helle Sofie Sagoy dominated proceedings on the final day of the Spanish Para-Badminton International 2017 yesterday with three titles each.
Kim Jungjun (featured image) won his Men’s Singles (WH2) over Korean compatriot Kim Kyung Hoon 21-12 23-21 before capturing both his doubles finals. Jungjun and Choi Jung Man prevailed in Men’s Doubles (WH1-WH2) beating compatriots Lee Sam Seop/Kim Kyung Hoon 21-14 21-15; Jungjun then paired up with Kim Seung Suk to take the Mixed Doubles (WH1-WH2) crown over Hong Kong’s Ho Yuen Chan and Belgium’s Man-Kei To in three games.
Norways’s Helle Sofie Sagoy also had a dream run on finals day. Sagoy outplayed France’s Faustine Noel 21-16 21-17 in the Women’s Singles (SL4) category before pairing up with Germany’s Katrin Seibert to win the Women’s Doubles (SL3-SU5) category over France’s Veronique Braud/Faustine Noel.
Sagoy followed up in Mixed Doubles (SL3-SU5) with Jan-Niklas Pott of Germany, prevailing over Germans Marcel Adam and Katrin Seibert in one of the closest matches of the day, 21-17 16-21 21-19.
Six players picked up a double – Daniel Bethell (England), Krysten Coombs (England), Cheah Liek Hou (Malaysia), Choi Jung Man (Korea), Rachel Choong (England) and Kim Seung Suk (Korea).
Kim Seung Suk had a chance for a triple but lost the WS WH1 final to Switzerland’s Karin Suter-Erath 21-10 21-17. She however picked up titles in Women’s Doubles (WH1-WH2) with Kim Dae Yong and in Mixed Doubles (WH1-WH2) with Kim Jungjun.
Daniel Bethell was triumphant in Men’s Singles (SL3) beating Spain’s Simon Cruz Mondejar 21-6 21-6 and Men’s Doubles (SL3-SL4) with Bobby Griffin; they beat France’s Lucas Mazur and Mathieu Thomas 21-14 21-16.
Coombs beat compatriot Jack Shephard in Men’s Singles (SS6) and then combined with his erstwhile opponent to win the doubles over Ireland’s Niall Mcveigh and Hong Kong’s Wong Chun Yim 21-16 21-16.
Cheah Like Hou enjoyed glory in singles (SU5) and doubles (SU5 – with Hairol Fozi Saaba). Similarly, Choi Jung Man and Rachel Choong had success in singles and doubles with Kim Jungjun and Andrew Martin respectively.
Others who returned with a title included France’s Lucas Mazur (MS SL4); Denmark’s Cathrine Rosengren (WS SU5) and Turkey’s Emine Seckin (WS WH2).