Riou reaches quarter-finals

21 November 2012

University of Bath student Panuga Riou reached the quarter-finals of the women’s singles competition at the World University Badminton Championships in Korea.

The 20-year-old, who is studying for a degree in Sport and Social Science, was the only European player to reach the quarters stage of the women’s singles.

She went down to Kim Su-Youn of Korea in a hard fought three-setter 14-21 21-12 16-21 at Gwangju.

Riou is supported by a Trendell Family Scholarship, donated by a graduate of the University and his family, which helps student athletes to fulfil both their sporting and academic potential. She also received a contribution from the University’s Alumni Fund to help cover some of the costs of competing in Korea.

Pete Bush, the University’s Head Badminton Coach, also travelled to Korea as a GB coach.

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