Silent Assassin wins European Gold

Rajeev Bagga and Mark Golds of England  beat Ronald Glaschke and Frank Schroder of Germany 21-18, 21-16 to win the 2014 European Senior Badminton Mens Doubles in the 45 year age group.

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The competition took place at the High Performance Centre, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal 21-27th September.

Since retiring from competing at the Deaflympics, Bagga has continued his form by representing England at Senior Age group level. He continues to be an inspiration for others and delivers weekly coaching sessions in Birmingham UK.

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Bagga was given the nickname ‘Silent Assassin’ when he competed for India on the international circuit and at the Commonwealth Games as a younger player. He was given the name because he was highly regarded and deadly on the court and because he is Deaf. Bagga explains more about what it feels like to compete at the highest level as a Deaf athlete here.

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