Salvadoran Uriel Canjura qualifies for the semifinals of the XI 2020 Mexican international badminton championship

The cuscatleco badminton player Uriel Canjura qualified this day for the semifinals of the XI Internacional Mexicano 2020, after defeating the Mexican Héctor Gabriel Franco 2-0 (21-14 and 21-6) at the Olympic Gymnasium of Ciudad Deportiva de Aguascalientes, Mexico, which hosts the competition.

In this way, Canjura continues with a firm step in the contest, since, after overcoming the first round by walkover (his rival did not appear due to injury), in the second phase the Salvadoran won 2-0 (21-7 and 21 -11) to the Peruvian José Guevara.

The victory against the Andean is a revenge for Uriel, since Guevara defeated him 2-1 (21-15, 13-21 and 21-19) in the quarterfinals of the Bolivarian Games Santa Marta 2017.

Tomorrow in the semifinals, Canjura, originally from Suchitoto and the highest reference in Salvadoran badminton, will face the Mexican Job Castillo at 11:00 am, with the illusion of advancing to the final.

René Madriz, technical manager of the Salvadoran Badminton Federation (Fesalbad), explained that the Salvadoran athlete faces the competition with two clear objectives: to score points in the individual world ranking with a view to the Tokyo Olympic Games and to place himself between 12 or 15 best ranked in America.

Currently Uriel is placed in box 217 of the individual world ranking, so if he manages to advance to the final he would add up to nine thousand points and that would allow him to ascend four steps and continue fulfilling his objective.


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