Lucas Mazur won three titles at the Dubai Para Badminton International, with the French player winning men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles categories on the final day of competition at the Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club.
In the standing disciplines, the men’s singles SU5 final was responsible for one of two contests to pass the hour mark.
Cheah Liek Hou of Malaysia recovered from dropping the first game to beat Dheva Anrimushti of Indonesia 14-21, 22-20, 21-18, in 69 minutes.
In the men’s singles SL4, Mazur claimed the second of his three titles on the day by overcoming Sukant Kadam of India 21-15, 21-6.
The men’s singles SL3 final was an all Indian affair with Pramod Bhagat running out a narrow 21-17, 21-18 winner over Kumar Nitesh.
In the women’s singles standing discipline, the SL3 category went to Oksana Kozyna of Ukraine who beat India’s Manasi Joshi 21-10, 21-17 in the final.
The SL5 category saw Megan Hollander of The Netherlands defeat Palak Kohli of India 21-18, 21-18.
In the combined men’s and women’s singles SH6 category, the win went to Nagar Krishna of India who beat Malaysia’s Didin Taresoh 21-17, 21-18.
In the doubles standing disciplines, the men’s SL3 and SL4 category saw the two singles finalists on opposite sides of the net again.
Singles winner Bhagat and his partner Manoj Sarkar got the better of Nitesh and his partner Sukant Kadam 21-18, 21-16.
The men’s doubles SU5 category produced a tight three-game contest with France’s Meril Loquette and singles champion Mazur winning 21-13, 13-21, 21-19 against Indonesian pair Suryo Nugroho and Fredy Setiawan.
In the women’s doubles SL3-SU5 category Indonesian pairing Leani Ratri Oktila and Khalimatus Sadiyah ran out 21-15, 21-16 winners against Lenaig Morin and Faustine Noel.
Men’s SU5 champion Mazur and women’s SL3-SU5 runner-up Noel combined for France in the mixed doubles SL3-SU5 category and edged an entertaining final 21-12, 19-21, 21-19 against Hary Susanto and Leani Ratri Oktila of Indonesia, giving Mazur the first of three titles he won on the day.
Five finals took place in the wheelchair disciplines, with the men’s singles WH2 category going to Noor Azwan Noorlan of Malaysia who came from a game down to beat Rick Cornell Hellmann 18-21, 21-18, 21-12.
The men’s singles WH1 category saw Muhammad Ikwan Ramli of Malaysia beat France’s David Toupe 23-21, 21-13.
In the women’s singles WH1 category Karin Suter-Erath triumphed in an all Switzerland match-up against compatriot Cynthia Matez 21-16, 21-19.
In the doubles categories, the men’s WH1 and WH2 saw more success for France with Thomas Jakobs and David Toupe winning 21-19, 23-21 against India’s Prem Kumar Ale and Abu Hubaida.
After finishing as a runner-up in the men’s doubles, Kumar Ale was on the winning side in the mixed WH1 and WH2, combining with Russia’s Tatiana Gureeva as they beat Swiss pairing Suter-Erath, the singles champion and Luca Olgiati 21-11, 21-18.
In the overall medal table, India comfortably finished top with 20 medals, consisting of four gold, six silver and ten bronze medals.
In second place were France with eight medals with Malaysia third with seven medals.