Gold until the last day. Double badminton world champion Lucas Mazur has assumed his status to bring the French team its eleventh gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Sunday, the closing day of the competitions.
The French athlete won in the singles final (SL4 category) in three sets, 15-21, 21-17, 21-15, against the Indian Suhas Yathiraj. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long,” says Lucas Mazur. “Today I was present, today I was the best and today I am the Paralympic champion”.
In the mixed doubles final
This is the first medal for the 23-year-old, who suffered from a malformation of his right ankle. But also of a French in the discipline since it is the first appearance of badminton on the program of the Games. In singles, Lucas Mazur had done the hardest Saturday by dismissing his great Indian rival Tarun Dhillon, his opponent in his two world finals won (2017 and 2019) as well as the one lost in 2015.
With the mixed doubles final to be played in stride alongside Faustine Noël (SL3-SU5 category), Lucas Mazur can score a double and imitate table tennis player Fabien Lamirault, the only Frenchman to have won two titles in Tokyo.