Cheah Liek Hou is aiming to defend his men's SU5 title ©BWF

Defending champion Cheah Liek Hou booked her place in the 2015 Para-badminton World Championships quarter-finals at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in England with the Malaysian having made it through the round-robin phase of the competition without difficulty.

The men’s SU5-category player though is set to face a significant challenge in the latter stages of the tournament in his bid to retain his title with rivals Bartlomiej Mroz of Poland, Tay Wei Ming of Singapore and Turkey’s Ilker Turcu having also booked their places in the last-eight.

In the equivalent women’s event two athletes have already reached the semi-final phase of the competition with Japan’s Mamiko Toyoda now awaiting the winner of a clash between either Turkey’s Zahra Baglar or The Netherlands’ Megan Hollander.

Meanwhile,  the winner in the quarter-final between home favourite Abbigale Richards and Julie Thrane will face the challenge of Brazil’s Cintya Oliveira.

The Championships are due to come to a close on Sunday
The Para-badminton World Championships in Stoke Mandeville are due to reach a climax on Sunday ©BWF

Among the winners in the women’s H1 wheelchair event Germany’s Valeska Knoblauch and Thailand’s Sujirat Pookkhum are among the quarter-finalists, with Pookkhum potentially facing an intriguing encounter with Wang Ping, should the Chinese player win her last-16 tie.

Hosts England have medals in their sights in the men’s SS6 class as with Krysten Coombs, Andrew Martin and Jack Shephard have all reached the quarter-finals in the event.

Coombs clash with the top seed Niall McVeigh of Ireland could prove to be one of the most entertaining of tomorrow’s matches, while Martin will have to play at the top of his game when he faces Scotland’s Robert Laing.

Rachel Choong and Rebecca Bedford have given the hosts the opportunity to enjoy an all-English final having reached the semi-final phase of the women’ singles SS6 classes.

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