Badminton hot prospect Adam Lam bagged a gold medal on his England debut in Belgium.
The 12-year-old from Hastings was part of the Badminton England squad which won the Challenge Cup at the Victor Junior OLVE Tournament.
Badminton England’s eight players achieved a score of 1,700 which was 500 more than runners-up Badminton Scotland. Twenty-two other teams took part and of them only three topped the 1,000 mark.
Playing in the under-13 boys’ singles, Adam came second in his group after beating Dylan Rosins (Belgium) 21-15, 19-21, 21-18 and Julien Scheiwiller (Switzerland) 21-6, 21-6 but losing to Marc Laporte (France) 18-21, 18-21.
That qualified him for the knockout stage where he overcame Alex Dunn (Scotland) 21-18, 21-15 before going down 17-21, 13-21 to Petr Beran (Czech Republic) in the last 16.
Adam trains at ‘The Academy’ under coach Manfred Tripp and is a member of the Asda Athletes Programme. His first fundraising event will be held at Asda St Leonards on Saturday June 11 and he is inviting public support.
The full article will appear in Friday’s Hastings Observer.