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19th December 2021

Owen Takes Gold On Return

The UK Para-Badminton Championships were held on 11th and 12th December 2021 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, the central location of GB Para-Badminton.

It was Owen Kilburn’s first tournament since August 2019 and he said ‘It felt great to be back competing again, against both old and new faces, following GB's success at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the summer.’

After a long time of interrupted training, throughout the height of the pandemic, he resumed training in June 2021 with his coach Mick Newton.

At the Championships, he won the mixed doubles event with Sharon Jones-Barnes and was runner-up in the mens doubles with Gobi Ranganathan.

The 2022 Para-Badminton calendar has recently been released and Owen is looking forward to getting back on the International circuit. He is hoping to qualify and do well at the Para-Badminton World Championships in Japan in November 2022.

Action photograph by permission of Alan Spink and Craig Burgess - parabadmintonphoto.photoshelter.com

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