Fantastic four medals for Team Bath Futures duo at Para-Badminton World Championships

16 September 2015

Dan Bethell and Bobby Griffin won four medals between them at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Aylesbury.

The duo – who train weekly with Team Bath Futures and Peter Bush, Head Badminton Coach at the University – both competed in the Standing events.

Former European Champion Bethell, who has cerebral palsy, reached the semi-finals of the SL3 singles competition and took the first set off Pramod Bhagat.

However, the Indonesian hit back to win a hard-fought match 15-21 21-15 21-16 and went on to claim the gold medal.

Bethell won another bronze medal in the SL3/4 doubles with Griffin, having reached the semi-finals with an exciting 18-21 21-16 21-19 victory over Anthony Forster and Alan Oliver.

However, eventual gold-medallists Anand Kumar Boregowda and Manoj Sarkar of India proved too strong as they won 21-8 21-11.

There was a third bronze medal for Bethell in the SL3-SU5 mixed doubles with Julie Thrane. They were edged out 15-21 21-15 21-18 by Indonesia’s Rakesh Pandey and Manasi Girishchandra Joshi in the semi-finals.


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