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Choong has medals on her thoughts at 4 Nations


25 July, 2023

After getting back from the Canada Open with two bronze medals, Rachel Choong is decided to go a minimum of one step additional on the 4 Nations Para Badminton Worldwide.

Choong, at the moment world No.4 within the ladies’s singles SH6 classification, might be on the hunt for extra invaluable factors in direction of Paralympic qualification when the match will get underway in Sheffield.

The English Institute for Sport will host the 4 Nations match which is able to happen between 2 – 4 August.

The 29-year-old joined England’s para badminton programme 18 months in the past and has labored tirelessly to qualify for Paris 2024, her first Paralympics.

Forward of the 4 Nations, she mentioned: “I’m attempting to make use of my two bronze medals from the Canada Open to gas me and intention increased in Sheffield.

“The truth that it’s in EIS, it’ll be nice to nonetheless really feel at house in addition to be competing.

“With the 4 Nations being a Stage One match too, with that prestigiousness, I’m actually excited for it and it’ll be nice to welcome everybody from the world over to Sheffield.

“Hopefully we are able to put ourselves in the perfect place for the World Championships subsequent 12 months which might be one of many final qualifying tournaments in addition to making a big effect.

“I attempt to keep fairly current, serious about the following match because it comes, however I do take into consideration what I wish to obtain and Paris is certainly the factor that’s driving me ahead and pushing me, it’s my purpose all through all of that. 

“My physique took a little bit of successful after becoming a member of the programme however I’ve obtained rather a lot stronger and I can transfer across the courtroom higher so it’s simply attempting to take care of that and discover these small proportion positive aspects wherever I can.”

A Stage One occasion on the World Circuit, 4 Nations might be one of many greatest para badminton occasions to ever happen in Britain, with particular because of Yonex – the Official Gear Companion of the 4 Nations Para Badminton Worldwide. 

The occasion has been created deliver collectively the 4 Nations on a number of initiatives with the intention of sharing assets, studying and experience that can allow extra individuals to play badminton.

In addition to the ladies’s singles occasion, Choong will even take to the para badminton stage with blended doubles associate Jack Shephard as they give the impression of being to advance on their No.3 world rating standing.

She mentioned: “Jack is such an skilled participant, it was fairly snug for us to start out enjoying collectively. 

“There have been large studying curves for each of us. I might play blended on a social stage however there have been large moments the place we have been studying how you can play blended correctly to a excessive aggressive stage for our classification.

“Every time we go onto courtroom I really feel like we come off having realized one thing in regards to the recreation or each other. 

“I can’t actually say that I had a job mannequin rising up in SH6 and if I might help encourage somebody to hitch this sport, that might be wonderful.

“I’ve devoted a lot of my life to it as a result of I adore it and, if I can, I’d love to assist somebody really feel that keenness for it that I’ve.”

For extra info and to buy tickets please go to www.4nationsparabadminton.com   



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