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Peru Para-Badminton International preview: Rooke and Coombs in action

After an enthralling week of action at the Brazil Para-Badminton International, Tokyo continues to roll into view.

And attentions now turn to the penultimate event in the 2020 Paralympic qualification cycle – the Peru Para-Badminton International in Lima.

Krysten Coombs is in action in the SS6 men’s singles as he attempts to gain ground on British rival Jack Shephard while Martin Rooke is back on court in the WH2 men’s singles.

The duo come into the event in strong form, if also determined to put things right, after both men narrowly missed out on final appearances in Sao Paulo.

Coombs made his way through to the semi-finals in Brazil in emphatic fashion, beating Chen Yi-Ying, Luo Guangliang and Hector Jesus Salva Tunque to exit the group stage.

But, in a titanic battle with formidable Indian talent Nagar Krishna, the Brit was knocked out in the final four 23-21, 21-18.

And Rooke will also be looking to go one, or even two, steps further this time around.

The second seed made light work of the group stage, beating Claudiomiro Segatto and Thomas Jakobs before winning a gruelling quarter-final 18-21, 23-21, 21-13 against Zhao Xin.

And another bruising battle would await him in the semi-final, with Rooke taken to a three-game contest once more – but this time he fell to defeat 21-18 20-22 21-17 to Israel’s Amir Levi.