The badminton player, the youngest Portuguese representative in Paralympic competitions, entered the group stage of the tournament in Tokyo.
Athlete, Beatrice Monteiro, assumed, Wednesday, that winning the first match of the group stage of the badminton championship, from the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, “means a lot” and “the result of a lot of work and effort.” “.
“This win means a lot to me, and I know that by winning this match I will have a better chance of getting through the group stage,” said the player, who has reduced movement in her left arm.
In her badminton debut in the Paralympic Games, Beatrice Monteiro, ranked 10th in the world hierarchy, defeated Dutchwoman Megan Hollander, sixth in the world rankings, 2-0 (21-12, 21-19).
Beatrice Monteiro, who at 15 became Portugal’s youngest Paralympic actress, said the main strategy to win “is to have determination, determination and focus”.
The player from the Associação Académica de Coimbra said that the fact that she had already faced the Dutch player so many times “was important to learn from the mistakes”.
Beatrice Monteiro admitted that in recent days “I was very nervous because I was looking forward to my debut in the competition” and described the match at Yoyogi National Club as a “golden moment”.
And on Thursday, China’s Beatrice Montero will face China’s Kyoxia Yang, the leader of the standings, who today beat Ritah Asemoe, of Uganda, 2-0, which the Portuguese will play the next day, in the last meeting of Group C.