Daniel Bethell’s superb run of form continued as he grabbed SL3 gold at the Spanish Para Badminton International Toledo.

The Paralympic silver medallist walked away with victory in Vitoria last week to get his year off to the perfect start.

This week the action was in Castilla La Mancha rather than the Basque Country but the result was the same as the 27-year-old claimed top spot.

In both tournaments he reversed the result of the Paralympic gold medal final in Tokyo.

Bethell saw off India’s Pramod Bhagat in a compelling 54-minute clash in Toledo, dominating the first game 21-6 and surviving a comeback to take the second 21-18.

The Huntingdon native downed Paralympic mixed doubles bronze medallist Daisuke Fujihara 21-12 21-12 in the semi-final and had too much for Bhagat’s compatriot Nehal Gupta in the quarter.

Elsewhere Rachel Choong reached the SH6 women’s singles semi-finals and ran up against inspired Indonesian Rina Marlina, who beat her 21-7 21-13 and went on to win the event.

Team-mates Jack Shephard and Krysten Coombs collided in the quarter-finals of the SH6 men’s singles and played out yet another classic.

Shephard came out on top this time, winning the first 21-15 but pegged back by Coombs 18-21 in the second, going on to claim the decider 21-10.

Shepherd’s week came to an end against Charles Noakes of France in the semi-finals .

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