04.09.2021, 17:48

Sarina Satomi wins Japan's first-ever Paralympic gold in badminton

Sarina Satomi wins Japan's first-ever Paralympic gold in badminton

Sarina Satomi of Team Japan reacts during the women’s singles WH1 gold medal match against Thailand's Sujirat Pookkham on day 11 of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics at Yoyogi National Stadium on September 4. (Photo: Getty Images)   

Sarina Satomi has fulfilled her wish to be the 'first queen of Para badminton' when she beat Thailand's Sujirat Pookkham 2-1 in the women’s singles WH1 a gold medal match at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on September 4.

Satomi lost the first set 14-21 and didn't find her rhythm until the second set. From there on, the Japanese athlete took the reins back to win 21-19 21-13 to clinch victory and claim Japan's first gold in the sport.

Earlier, Malaysia’s Cheah Liek Hou beat Indonesia's Anrimusthi Dheva 21-17 21-15 in the men’s singles SU5 final to win the first-ever Paralympic gold medal in para badminton. The bronze medal went to Indonesia’s Nugroho Suryo who beat Chinese Taipei's Fang Jen Yu 2-0.

Charlotte Henshaw, a former para swimmer who switched to para canoe, won her first gold medal in the women's kayak single 200m KL2 today at Sea Forest Water way, beating pre-event favourite and teammate Emma Wiggs for gold.

Brazil defeated Canada 3-1 to win their second consecutive Paralympic bronze medal in the women’s sitting volleyball. Meanwhile, Bosnia Herzegovina held off the challenge against the Brazilians to clinch bronze in the men’s event.

Indonesia’s Nugroho Suryo claimed bronze in the men's single SU5 badminton after beating Chinese Taipei's Fang Jen Yu 2-0. This is the first-ever Para badminton medal won since the sport made its debut at Tokyo 2020.

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