Para Badminton World Championships: Prem Kumar Ale stuns top seed to enter last 8

Last Updated: Aug 24 2019 13:42
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BADMINTON- India’s Prem Kumar Ale stunned top seed Thomas Wandschneider 18-21, 21-15, 21-18 to enter the quarter-final of BWF Para Badminton World Championships on Friday.

“I knew Thomas is a strong player so I tried not to make mistakes and give him points,” Ale said after the win. “The plan worked. My target is to win a gold at this World Championships and then at the Paralympics.”

Ale next faces China’s Yang Tong on Saturday in his aim to reach the final.

But in men’s doubles, Ale and partner Abu Hubaida lost to Wandschneider and Mi Young-Chin 11-21, 14-21.