Australia and New Zealand players secure quarterfinal spots at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Pictured: Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak (New Zealand) take on Tran Pham and Angela Yu (Australia) This morning’s performance from Oceania representatives already betters the 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign, which saw two pairs into the quarterfinals across the individuals competition. Tran Pham and Jack Yu (men’s doubles), Wendy Chen (Australia) and Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona…

Smashing finals and the first triple crown winner at the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022

The finals of the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022 brought extra heat into the Melbourne winter cold today, with the first triple-crown winner in the history of the event. Moreover, each participating country, Australia (AUS), New Zealand (NZL) and Papua New Guinea (PNG) were represented on the podium this year. Jerome BUNGE was the…

First Look: Paralympians aiming for Gold at VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022

The VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022 had the largest number of entries in the history of the event, including the entries of four Tokyo 2020 Australian Paralympians: Grant MANZONEY (AUS): competed in Wheelchair Class Badminton Caitlin DRANSFIELD (AUS): competed in Standing Class Badminton Janine WATSON (AUS): won Paralympic Bronze in Para-taekwondo Bree MELLBERG (AUS):…

Competitive comrades in Quarter- and Semi-Finals of the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022

With the imminent finals day tomorrow, tension and excitement was high on Day 2 of the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships. The last of the preliminary round-robins were played throughout the day along with quarter- and semi-final matches throughout the afternoon and evening. In the group stages, there were tight matches in the Mixed Doubles…

Humans of Shuttle Time: Shavneel Prasad, Fiji

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level. This month, they caught up with Shavneel Prasad (Shuttle Time Tutor in Fiji) to discuss how badminton helped him to develop personal and professional skills, an opportunity which he is delighted to share his…

Pipped to the post, Sri Lanka defeat Australia 3-2

Australia suffered a frustrating loss on day one of the Mixed Team event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Their opening Group A match against Sri Lanka came down to the wire, ending with a narrow 3-2 defeat. Commonwealth Games debutant Lin Ying Xiang opened the campaign with a powerful smash return to his opponent’s…