After a successful week of hosting the 2nd Uganda Para-Badminton International the Uganda Badminton Association is again in full gear to host the 1st African Para-Badminton Championships. Matches will start on Tuesday, 1st of May, 2018, at Lugogo Indoor Stadium, Kampala.

Details like players, seedings, draws etc can be found using this link.

Pictures of the Medal Awarding Ceremony.

After a successful classification of new players the 2nd Uganda Para-Badminton International Championships have started at Lugogo Indoor Stadium. With a total number of 174 entries from 13 countries it attracted almost 100 players more than the maiden tournament last year.

Photos Copyright (c) ActionPhotography Alan Spink
Elizabeth Mwesigwa (UGA) celebrating her Gold Medal in Women's Doubles SL3 - SU5 and her Bronze Medal in WS SL3
 
The chairman of the Athletes' Commission showing his set of medals: Gold in Men's Singles WH1, Gold in Men's Doubles WH1 - WH 2 and Bronze in Mixed Doubles WH1 - WH2

After 216 matches in 19 events the tournament came to an end with the medal awarding ceremony. Guests of honour were Paul Kurzo, Vice President Badminton World Federation in charge of para-badminton, Lady Precious Berty Achumba, the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Special Duty Vulnerable People, Abia State, Nigeria, Mohamad Maina, Vice President Badminton Nigeria and Hadji Shaban Muziransa Nkutu, Chairman Uganda Badminton Association.

All details like players, draws, matches, schedule etc. can be found here.

Agitos, the development arm of the International Paralympic Committee, has chosen Uganda to host the first ever project in Africa to identify new players and improve their skills.

After struggling for funds for more than five weeks the Para-badminton Commission had to withdraw the entire Ugandan team from the World Championships 2017, scheduled for 21st to 26th of November in Ulsan, Korea.

The 2017 Para-Badminton World Championships will take place in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, from 21st to 26th of November.

Here some key information for players and officials.

Tournament Invitation

Activities Timeline

Uganda's Provisional List of Entries

General information can be obtained from the BWF website .

Visa:

General information about the visa process is linked here. Additional information is included in the Tournament Invitation, page 5.

The 1st Uganda International Para-Badminton Championships will start on Thursday, 27/04/2017, with the Opening Ceremony at 9:00 am at Sharing Youth Center, Nsambya, Kampala. UBA Is pleased to host 35 players from five countries, among them the reigning world champions Anand Kumar Boregowda and Manoj Sarkarthe of India as well as the number 2 of the world ranking list, Bartlomiej Mrosz of Poland.

After having been successfully classified players will compete in different sports classes from Wheel Chair 1 & 2, Standing Lower 3 and 4 to Standing Upper 5. The tournament starts with the single events after the opening cermony with Hon. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga as Guest of Honour.

On the first day there will be 39 matches from 9:30 am until 5 pm.

Details can be seen follwing this link

See our nice collection of pictures as a slide show by clicking "Read more". Copyright (c) 2017 Alan Spink, BWF Photographer

The number 2 of the world in his class will grace the 1st Uganda International Para-Badminton Championships. Polish player Bartlomiej Mrosz will play during our tournament the men's singles in the class SU5 (Standing Upper 5) and most likely with our own Khadija Khamuka of Mbogo High School the Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5.

 

   
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