Chile Sets up Jaime Aránguiz in the Para badminton Final

The local Team athlete defeated Brazilian José Ambrosio Chaves in straight sets. In the final, he will face Julio César Godoy, also from Brazil, a "familiar opponent" for him.

Saturday, November 25th, 2023.- Chilean Jaime Aránguiz delivered a strong performance on Saturday morning in Para badminton, defeating Brazilian José Ambrosio Chaves in two straight sets with scores of 21-5 and 21-9, in 25 minutes of play.

Aránguiz now has an opponent for the gold medal match in the WH2 category. His opponent is Brazilian Julio César Godoy, who reached this stage by defeating Canadian Bernard Lapointe 21-11 and 21-16 in 33 minutes of play.

"I am fulfilled with what we are doing. I made two mistakes that shouldn't have happened, but the important thing is that I won and we are doing a good job," said the Chilean after his victory.

"The strategy we are planning has been fully executed, all of it. For tomorrow, we must prepare another strategy, and I hope to execute it as well as I have done so far," he added.

His opponent in the final, Brazilian Julio César Godoy, is a familiar face for Aránguiz. Therefore, he emphasized that the match is something to be enjoyed.

“I will enjoy tomorrow's match because Julio and I have been friends for many years, and we know each other inside out. Just as I have studied him, he has also studied me," he underscored.

To reach the final, the Team Para Chile competitor faced Brazilian players in all his previous matches, except the one against Peruvian Robert Fajardo in a group stage match. He defeated all his opponents in straight sets.

The organization scheduled the gold medal match at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday at the Centro de Entrenamiento Olímpico.

Written by Erwin Acevedo; translated by Pía Barriga Ferry / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport
Photo by Felipe Poga / Santiago 2023 vía Photosport