04 September 2017
The classification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was announced today and there will be 14 badminton events featuring.....
Men’s events: Singles WH1, Singles WH2, Singles SL3, Singles SL4, Singles SU5, Singles SS6, Doubles WH.
Women’s events: Singles WH1, Singles WH2, Singles SL4, Singles SU5, Doubles WH, Doubles SL/SU.
Mixed events: Doubles SL/SU.
There will be 90 slots for athletes taking part in the badminton (44 male, 46 female).
For more on the announcement follow this link.
24 August 2017
Sam and Chloe Magee were confindent going onto court today after beating the World number 22 Japanese pair on Wendesday. They came up against the much tougher and higher ranked opponents of Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad of Indonesia.
The first game saw the Magee's really out playing the Indonesian pair with Chloe taking control of the net well and Sam supporting her from the rearcourt. The Magee's took the first 21-19. The second game saw Natsir and Ahmad really step it up a gear showing why they are the Olympic Champions. They put the Irish pair under pressure and won that game 21-16. In the final game the Indonesian pair dominated throughout and won the match 21-10
For a full list of all of the Irish results from the event you can click on this link.
All photos by Mark Phelan for Badminton Europe.
22 August 2017
It was a sensational win for Sam and Chloe Magee over in Glasgow at the World Championships today. They have reached the last 16 by beating the number 16 seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino from Japan (World number 22). The final score of the match was 21-13 16-21 21-15.
The Irish pair were trailing 13-7 in the third game and it looked as though their World Championships were all but over. They had a fantastic run of 9 straight points to come back to lead 16-13 and go on to take the match.
They will most likely playing the World Number 3 and Olympic Gold medalists Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia tomorrow in their round of 16 match.
For a list of al the Irish results so far click on this link.
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