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6th July 2014

Podium finish for Notts pair!

Paula Robinson and Owen Kilburn picking up the bronze medalsThe recent Parabadminton international tournament held at Loughborough University was a huge success with Nottinghamshire Wheelchair Players Paula Robinson and Owen Kilburn picking up the bronze medals for the wheelchair mixed doubles and Paula again taking Bronze in the wheelchair ladies doubles with England's Sharon Jones-Barnes.

Owen said "It's a great feeling to get my first podium finish at an international tournament and I hope to build on this for the European Championships in September"

There were some amazing matches played over all 3 days of the competition. The highlight coming in the men's WH2 final between Korea's world number 1 and 2 Jungjun Kim & Kyung Hoon Kim, with Jungjun Kim winning this thrilling match 21-17, 14-21, 21-18 lasting 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Team England were not to be out done by the Far Eastern teams by coming second to Malaysia in the medals table. England's medal haul was a total of 13 medals - 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze medals.


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