Badminton: ABC excel at Ghana Open

The Adenta Badminton Club (ABC) has chalked significant success at this year’s edition of the All Ghana Open Championship marking just their second appearance at the National Championship.

The grueling three-day competition, a convocation of the top clubs and players in Badminton across the country was staged at the Trust Emporium Sports Hall in Accra from July 9-11.

Players competed in the men singles, men doubles, women singles, women doubles and mixed doubles in age categories 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80-89.

The Juniors’ Championship involving players in the under-30 age category was also staged during the period.

ABC pair of Emmanuel Otoo Mensah and She-Vera Anzagira claimed second-place in the mixed doubles (40-49) contest losing to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) badminton club. She-Vera Anzagira came second in the women singles (40-49) losing to KNUST’s Addai Ivy Emefa.

Dr Douglas Coleman and Emmanuel Otoo Mensah made it to the semi-final of the men doubles (30-39) while Solomon Gyasi Asumadu and Alexander Boadi chalked a quarter-finals feat.

In the mixed doubles (20-29), Solomon G. Asumadu combined with Jennifer Lumoryi to also earn a quarter-finals berth. 

Reacting to their exploits at the championship to the Times Sports, Vice President of the ABC, Dr Douglas Coleman said their objective of squaring against other clubs to gain exposure was realized.

He described badminton as an interesting sport that improved physical well-being and good for improving eye sight, heart health, weight, mental alertness and mobility among others.


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