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a guaranteed medal for Lucas Mazur in para badminton

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The French world number one held his rank on Saturday in the semi-final against number two, the Indian Tarun.

It was the shock of the titans in para badminton, Saturday September 4, at the Yoyogi stadium. Face to face, the two best players in the world in the SL4 category (lower limb impairment), namely the Frenchman Lucas Mazur (number one) and the Indian Tarun (number two).

After an intense fight lasting more than an hour and three hard-fought sets (21-16, 16-21, 21-18) between the two men, it is the French player who will be at the rendezvous of the final of the Paralympic Games, Sunday September 5, against another Indian, Suhas Yathiraj. A player that the native of Salbris (Loir-et-Cher) has already beaten during the group stage (21-15, 21-17). The medal is already assured for the French clan.

However, nothing was easy against his rival in the world rankings. Despite a good start to the match and a first set won in 17 minutes, Lucas Mazur had to go violent in the third set, after seeing Tarun come back to level at one set everywhere. In physical difficulty, taking a break as the outcome of the game approached, the double world champion in 2017 and 2019, who suffers from an ankle malformation since a stroke, worked to get three match points . It will finally be on the second that the Frenchman will raise his arms, joining the first Paralympic final in the history of para badminton, which makes its appearance at the Games this summer in Japan.

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