1 August, 2023
The stage is set in Sheffield with the English Institute of Sport set to host the 4 Nations Para Badminton International – one of the biggest para badminton events to ever take place in the UK.
With special thanks to Yonex – the Official Equipment Partner of the 4 Nations Para Badminton International – the leading competitors from across the globe are ready for action at the hugely prestigious a year away.
And it is not just the opportunity to claim a Level 1 Title that is at stake, with a huge number of points available in every player’s quest to qualify for next summer’s Paralympic Games in Paris.
Among those in action are several reigning Paralympic champions, looking to secure their place at the showpiece event once again with a strong showing in Sheffield.
Japan’s Daiki Kajiwara will be among the leading contenders in the WH2 men’s singles event, while compatriot Sarina Satomi is set to star in WH1 women’s singles and doubles action.
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Pramod Bhagat of India and Frenchman Lucas Mazur go for gold in Sheffield in the SL3 and SL4 singles events respectively,
Malaysia’s Cheah Liek Hou will contend for the SU5 title and another Indian star in Krishna Nagar is arguably the favourite for the SH6 classification.
There is also plenty of English representation to look out for with Nagar set to be tested by the likes of Jack Shephard and Krysten Coombs, all three likely to progress to the knockout stages.
Hometown hero Shephard will also be in mixed doubles action alongside Rachel Choong, who herself will be a leading contender in the women’s SH6 singles.
And one of the best rivalries in para badminton pits Indian star Bhagat against current world No.1 Dan Bethell, the two having contested the Paralympic final and several other big finals since.
In total over 300 players from all continents will be in action, with action getting underway at 9am on Wednesday morning.
You can keep up to date with live draw information and results here.