From 27 to 31 of August 2018 in Stavropol (Stavropol Region) was held the 2nd stage of the Russian Cup of Para Badminton.
The competitions of the Cup were held on four courts of the public sports complex “Center of adaptive physical culture and sports” with the participation of 60 participants from 16 Russian Regions. The team of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region-Yugra took part in the All-Russian competitions for the first time.
The athletes competed in five men and five women sport classes. In overall amount were played 19 sets of medals.
The athletes from St. Petersburg and the Chuvash Republic - 24 and 11 respectively, won the greatest number of medals.
The absolute winner of the second stage became Natalia Yaremchuk (St. Petersburg) in sports class SL4.
These competitions became the final stage of the selection for forming the Russian team, which is going to participate in the European Championships 2018 in Rodez (France).
The head coach of the national Russian team of Para Badminton Dmitryi Varfolomeev summed up the results of the competition:
"I congratulate all the prize winners of the competitions and the personal trainers of the athletes. On behalf of all participants, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the organizers of the 2nd stage of the Russian Cup for the excellent conditions and warm hospitality. Let me remind you - the final stage of the Cup will be held in November in Kazan”.
Badminton for persons with physical impairments for the first time will be part of the Paralympic Summer Games 2020 in Tokyo (Japan). Competitions are held in 6 classes of disability - WH1 and WH2 - wheelchair athletes, SL3, SL4, SU5 - athletes competing "standing", SS6 - athletes with small stature. The first competition for disabled athletes in badminton was held in 1995 in England. At the XVI Paralympic Summer Games in 2020 in Tokyo (Japan) will be played 14 sets of medals.
Press Service of RPC