Report: Czech Para Open 2024

Last week Para athletes Colin Judge, Paddy Vaughan and Sean Geoghegan travelled to Ostrava, Czech Republic to with coach Sam Logue to compete in the Czech Para open.

Sean Geoghegan started off his competition with two tough group matches against Sweden (0-3) and Belgium (0-3) before going on to win against Czech (3-1). Sean finished 3rd in his group and unfortunately did not make it into the next round this time.

Colin Judge won his first two matches vs France (3-2) and Serbia (3-1) finishing first in his group. He then went on to win his quarter final match vs France (3-2), and Semi-Final versus Sweden (3-1). In the final Colin faced Thomas Bruechle from Germany. In a very close match, the German came out Victorious, resulting in a silver medal for Colin.

Paddy Vaughan Finished 2nd in his group after bouts against Poland (0-3) and Czech (3-1). Paddy faced Germany in the quarterfinal match (3-1) and Sweden in the Semi-Final (3-1). In the final Paddy battled with Magnussen of Norway for 5 sets, ultimately missing out on the win.

This was a very successful for the lads with some great performances, and and Colin’s last competition before the Olympics kick off in August.
Well done all!