Badminton continues its upward step in the international arena.
The Dominican Parabadminton and Badminton teams achieved historic qualification for the Central American and Pan American tournaments next year, advancing in Peru ; and Colombia, respectively, thanks to the support of the Ministry of Sports.
Those of conventional badminton, Nairoby Jiménez, Juleixi Acosta and Jonathan Linarez, along with coach Rafael Santin, managed to accumulate 2,500 points out of a possible 4,000 thanks to advancing to two third rounds and another additional second phase at the Challenger in Lima, Peru.
Jimé nez, main quisqueyan in the Badminton world ranking (#164 BWF), advanced to 164. He defeated in the first round, but fell to the ground. in the 2nd set against the Polish Wiktoria DABCZYNSKA (#223 BWF) by 21-13, 21-8; Jonatan Linarez also did the same in the first round against the Spanish Alberto Perals, but he collided with the Spanish. He faced Brazilian David Silva, losing 21-8, 21-9.
In the mixed doubles, Jiménez (Nairoby) and Linarez (Jonatan) defeated the Poles, Wiktor TRECKI and Magdalena SWIERCZYNSKA, in the round of 32.
Later, in the round of the best 16 couples, Jimé ;nez and Linarez (DOM) lost to Peruvians Jose Guevara and Ines Castillo, 21-15, 21-15.
Acosta (Juleixi) on his side, had the bad luck in the draw to lose in the first round with the tournament champion, the Japanese Kaoru SUGIYAMA.
However, in the women's doubles, she and Jiménez (Nairoby) advanced in the round of 64 and then lost to American sisters Annie and Kerru Xu (tournament finalists) 21-12, 21-14.
After the performance and achievement of the qualifying objective of the Dominican team, Generoso Castillo, general secretary of the Dominican Badminton Federation, thanked the team. The support of the Ministry of Sports to achieve this goal.
"The Ministry of Sports complied with the More than enough with Dominican badminton. Thanks to the allocation of resources, we were able to send this Challenger in Peru to the Superior National Team and the national abadminton team for people with disabilities (PARABADMINTON) to the Pan American Parabadminton Championship, in Cali Colombia,” added Castillo.
The Parabadminton delegation arrived on Saturday. yesterday to Cali, Colombia in a work combined with the Comité de Dominican Paralympic and the team is ready. made up of athletes Enmanuel Javier, Odalis Gómez, Víctor Ramirez, Emeli Dicoudray and Escarlin Berroa. They accompany him. Alberto Almanzar (coach) and Ramón Bruján (Paralympic Committee delegate).
Dominican badminton will continue to play. It will be at full steam with the celebration of its National tournament by categories starting next Friday the 25th at the Tony Barreiro Pavilion of the UASD.