PERU INTERNATIONAL 2019 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT: BEST PRELUDE TO LIMA 2019
The test event for the Pan American Games held at the Sports Center 3 in VIDENA showed the excellent level of the badminton players of the continent.
The best players of the Badminton World Federation met this weekend at the Peru International 2019 tournament, leaving a positive balance as to the technical level expected for the Pan American Games. Tickets for the final to be held on August 2 are almost sold out.
Sports Center 3 in VIDENA will host the best matches between Canada, Guatemala, United States, Brazil and Peru, which will compete with a team of eight members including the female duo formed by Dánica Nishimura and Daniela Macías, bronze medal winners in the tournament that ended this Sunday.
Guatemala was the top winner with two gold and one silver medals. Although its leading figure, Kevin Cordon, could not defend his two-time Pan American champion title, and was defeated by the Canadian Brian Yang (15-21, 21-13 and 21-12). The final was an extraordinary match of technical resources, with a wide range of hits from the back and to the net.
For Cordon, gold medalist at Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015, it is just a warning of what he will experience against his main challengers: Canadian Jason Ho Shue and Brazilian Ygor Coelho. Both climbed in an unstoppable way in the world ranking and come to Lima to defeat the Guatemalan athlete. To watch these matches, you can buy your tickets at www.lima2019.pe/tickets.
In the Pan American Games, badminton is scheduled to take place from July 29 to August 2 at the Sports Center 3 in VIDENA. It will take place in singles, doubles (women's and men's), as well as mixed doubles. Each match will have three sets; the winner will be the first one to obtain 21 points.
OTHER WINNERS ALSO CELEBRATED
Guatemala reached the podium with Rubén Castellanos and Aníbal Marroquín; as well as the women’s pair formed by Diana Corleto and Nikte Sotomayor. Likewise, in women’s, the Indonesian Ghaida Nurul defeated the best badminton players of the Americas, winning against the Cuban Taymara Oropesa.
In mixed doubles, the US athletes Howard Shu and Paula Lynn Obanana defeated the Brazilians Fabricio Farías and Jaqueline Lima. In the end, Brazil obtained three silver and four bronze medals.