The 4th Fazza Dubai Para-Badminton International 2022 came to an end with South Korean Kwon Hyunah and Indonesia’s Fredy Setiawan emerging on top by winning three gold medals each at the Shabab Al Ahli Club on 29 May, Sunday.
Setiawan, who is the Paralympics bronze medallist of Tokyo 2020, first partnered up with Khalimatus Sadiyah and defeated Taiyo Imai and Noriko Ito from Japan 21-11, 18-21, 21-7 in mixed doubles SL3-SU5 finals before giving an outstanding performance in the men’s singles SL4 final.
Setiawan overpowered a second game from Tarun Dhillon, India, and got a win by 21-11, 9-21, 23-21 in the men’s singles final.
Later, he partnered up with Dwiyoko Dwiyoko to succeed in the men’s doubles match against Himmat Ramdani and Ukun Rukaendi from Indonesia by 21-18, 21-16.
On the other hand, Korean women’s wheelchair shuttler Hyunah won three gold medals in women’s singles WH1, mixed doubles WH1-WH2 and women’s doubles WH1-WH2. Switzerland’s Cynthia Mathez was defeated by Hyunah by 21-12, 21-19.
The Egyptian Shaimaa Samy Abdellatif was happy to get the women’s singles WH1 bronze medal, vowing to come back stronger during upcoming matches.
Around 22 gold medal matches were played on Sunday, with Indonesia grabbing the most with six gold medals and Korea with five gold medals, who also had Choi Jungman holding two gold medals in men’s singles WH1 as well as men’s doubles WH1-WH2.
India also won five medals that were grabbed by top shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Manasi Joshi, besides Manisha Ramadass, who got two gold in women’s singles SU5 and women’s doubles SL3-SU5.
Paralympic silver medallist, Chu Man Kai from Hong Kong, won the men’s singles SH6 and men’s doubles SH6 gold medals. In contrast, his fellow Cho Ho Yuen, Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist, received silver after battling for 56 minutes against Japan’s Paralympic champion Daiki Kajiwara, 21-16, 5-21, 19-21.
Malaysia’s Cheah Liek Hou grabbed two titles in the men’s singles SU5 and men’s doubles SU5 finals.