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15 countries gathered up for the USA Para-Badminton International 2017! Yonex’s Toyoda captured single title and finished second in mixed doubles!

31 October 2017

At the USA Para-Badminton International 2017, held in Colorado from October 26th to 29th, Yonex’s Mamiko Toyoda put on a sparkling performance, winning the singles title and finishing second in mixed doubles competition!

Para-badminton, which will be an official event of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020 for the first time, it is now attracting a great attention from all over the world. The player population is currently expanding significantly and high level matches have been performed in every international tournament. Para-badminton players from 15 countries of Europe, Asia and North and South America participated the USA Para-Badminton International and shown us exciting games in each class!


The singles final brought together classes SL3 and 4, and SU5. In a battle of two Japanese athletes, Toyoda won the first game 22-20. The second game was also closely contested, with Toyoda again emerging the winner, 21-19, to claim the title. The mixed doubles competition also combined classes SL3 and 4, with Toyoda's pair finishing a close second. "It was a tournament with a small number of participants, but I am very happy to have been able to win my first gold medal in a while. Next month, the World Championships will be held at long last. The powerhouse countries that took part in the tournament in Japan will also be there, so I am going to do my best to produce a good result there! I am hoping that everyone will cheer me on once again," says Toyoda.

The Para-Badminton World Championships will be held in Ulsan, South Korea, beginning November 21st.


【Participating Countries】

Japan, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Peru, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Germany, USA, Canada, Brazil, Israel, Suriname


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