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Parabadminton player Dan Bethall wins Bronze

Dan Bethall

15 September 2015

Performance Sport Squad member Dan Bethall, has amazing success at the World Badminton Championships.

Dan Bethall secured three bronze medals in singles, doubles and mixed parabadminton at the World Championships.  Over a gruelling eleven hours Dan played eight matches, 5 of them went to three sets.  
 
He won the first set of the singles semi against India, which was his 7th match and managed to stay on his feet for the 8th match which was the doubles semi v India. When Dan joined the Performance Sport Squad one of his sporting aspirations was to enter the World Championships in 2015. To come away with three medals is an outstanding achievement and we are proud of him.

Dan was born with cerebral palsy, leading to physical disability in his right arm and leg.  He started playing badminton at the age of 12 during school PE sessions and played for his local club playing for them in the under-14 league. Dan has also been able to play in numerous able-bodied tournaments at county level.

Matt Paine, Performance Sport Manager, says "We are incredibly proud of Dan's successes to date.  He is a very valued member of our Performance Squad and we wish him well for future competitions."