Para-badminton World Championships: Jack Shephard wins 'dream' gold

Jack Shephard
Jack Shephard won gold in the men's doubles at the World Championships in 2015

Jack Shephard says he has fulfilled a childhood dream after victory in SS6 men's singles gold at the Para-badminton World Championships.

Shephard, 20, came from behind to beat fellow Englishman Krysten Coombs 10-21 21-19 23-21 in Ulsan, South Korea.

"Becoming world men's champion was a dream of mine at the age of 14. It's incredible I'm champion," he said.

Elsewhere, Rachel Choong won a hat-trick of titles as she made it eight world titles in nine events since 2013.

Alongside fellow English player Andrew Martin, Choong first won mixed doubles gold, with a 21-9 21-6 victory over France's Fabien Morat and England's Rebecca Bedford.

Choong then secured a comfortable win in the women's singles with a 21-15 21-7 triumph over Peruvian Carmen Giuliana Poveda Flores.

She clinched her third title of the championships with a women's doubles success alongside Bradford as they beat Emma Farnham and Maria Bartusz 21-5 21-8.

Para-badminton will make its Paralympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.