It was also the first singles final of his career.
Burhanuddin had a fantastic run in Bahrain with an all-win record in his group, followed by victories over Tarun Tarun in the Round of 32, Shin Kyung Hwan (quarterfinals) and Fredy Setiawan (semifinals).
It was a good event for Malaysia as they finished with three titles. Cheah Liek Hou won his men’s singles Standing Upper (SU5) final over Indonesia’s Suryo Nugroho, and then partnered Muhammad Fareez Anuar for the men’s doubles crown.
There were few surprises in other categories. China, who returned to international competition at the Thailand Para Badminton International earlier this month, continued to dominate, with as many as 10 titles.
Familiar rivals Leani Ratri Oktila and Cheng He Fang faced off once again in the women’s singles SL4 final, with Cheng winning for the fourth straight time, 22-20 21-12.
Peru’s Nilton Quispe Ignacio and Hector Jesus Salva Tunque emerged champions in SH6 doubles, beating India’s Rachana Shaileshkumar/Nithya Sre Sumathy Sivan in straight games.
China’s WH2 star Liu Yu Tong won a double. She beat compatriot Xu Tingting in the WH2 final, and then partnered Yin Meng Lu for the WH1-WH2 title, beating Yuma Yamazaki/Sarina Satomi 21-18 21-18.
Other Chinese players who triumphed were Yang Qiu Xia (women’s singles SU5); Qu Zi Mo (men’s singles WH1) and men’s doubles WH1-WH2 with Mai Jian Peng; Lin Naili/Li Fengmei (mixed doubles SH6); Xiao Zuxian (women’s singles SL3) and Lin Shuangbao (women’s singles SH6).
Leani Ratri Oktila, who lost her singles final, finished with titles in both her doubles. Oktila and Hikmat Ramdani beat compatriots Fredy Setiawan/Khalimatus Sadiyah in the mixed doubles (SL3-SU5) final; Oktila later returned for her women’s doubles with Khalimatus Sadiyah and the Indonesians made it past India’s Manasi Joshi/Thulasimathi Murugesan in three games.