City-based Sukant Kadam bags gold and silver in Brazil debut

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Pune: City-based World No.2 Sukant Kadam did India proud claiming the Brazil Para-Badminton International 2018 men’s singles ‘SL 4’ title on debut. He also won silver in the men’s doubles at the event held at In Sao Paulo.

In the singles final, the Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) trainee had it easy against unseeded countryman Anand Kumar Boregowda 21-14, 21-14 in an 18-minute encounter. Seeded No 1 for the event, Sukant downed No. 3 Tim Haller (Germany) 21-6, 21-16 in the semi-finals.

Pune: City-based World No.2 Sukant Kadam did India proud claiming the Brazil Para-Badminton International 2018 men’s singles ‘SL 4’ title on debut. He also won silver in the men’s doubles at the event held at In Sao Paulo.

In the singles final, the Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) trainee had it easy against unseeded countryman Anand Kumar Boregowda 21-14, 21-14 in an 18-minute encounter. Seeded No 1 for the event, Sukant downed No. 3 Tim Haller (Germany) 21-6, 21-16 in the semi-finals.

“This year has been a topsy-turvy one and going to Brazil was to get back to winning ways after not a happy outing in Thailand,” Sukant said.

Results:
MS SL 4
Final: bt Anand Kumar Boregowda (Ind) 21-14, 21-14.
Semifinal: bt 3-Tim Haller (Ger) 21-6, 21-16.
Quarterfinal: bt Pablo Cesar Cueto (Per) 21-5, 21-12.
Group-A:
Round 3: bt Nils Boening (Ger) 21-14, 21-19.
Round 2: bt Maximiliano Avila Sosa (Mex) 21-8, 21-8.
Round 1: bt Cleto Eugenio (Bra) 21-9, 21-13.
Mixed Doubles SL3 - SL4 (partnering Daisuke Fujihara, Japan)
Final: l 3-Guillaume Gailly and Mathieu Thomas (Fra) 25-23, 16-21, 21-14.
Semifinal: bt Pedro Pablo De Vinatea (Per) and Pascal Lapointe (Can) 21-10, 21-13.

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