Jamaican doubles team retains title at Suriname International

By November 21, 2018

Jamaican doubles pair of Dennis Coke and Anthony McNee retained their men’s doubles title at the Suriname International Badminton Tournament on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Katherine Winter returned home with a silver medal in the mixed doubles competition.

The Jamaican pair won the gold medal in a walkover against the Guatemalan pair of Solis Johnathan and Roberto Ramirez.

The Jamaicans were engaged in a keen battle but eventually overcame the Barbados team of Shae Mitchell Martin and Dakiel Thorpe 21-17, 21-13 to get to Saturday’s final.

“We got some good competition on the journey to the finals from host country Suriname and Barbados, but the boys stayed focused and managed to defeat all opponents faced,” said Jamaica’s national coach Neil Lewis, who explained the walkover in the final.

“They were up against the formidable Guatemalan pair but there was some confusion with one of them regarding their airline tickets so they had to leave.”

Meantime, Wynter who was paired with Suriname’s Mitchel Wongsodikromo went down 21-10, 21-16 in the finals to Dominican Republic duo of Cezar Adonis Brito Gonzales and Bermary Altagracia Polanco Munoz.

“Kathryn had to fight hard throughout to reach the finals where they lost in a fairly contested battle,” Lewis said.

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