Australia receive prestigious BWF award

Pictured: Badminton Australia CEO, Jamie Parsons, with Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul (BWF) and Poul-Erik Hoyer (BWF). Photo Credit: Erika Sawauchi Australia received the Badminton World Federation (BWF) award for excellence for Promotion of Badminton at the 2022 BWF Annual General Meeting held in Bangkok Thailand last night. The awards are designed to showcase excellence and promote…

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Olympic qualification regulations for Paris 2024

BWF MEDIA ALERT The Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) qualification regulations for Paris 2024 have been approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Race to Paris Olympic Qualification Period begins in 12 months’ time on 1 May 2023. Qualification will run until 28 April 2024 with the Race to Paris ranking lists as of 30…

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Abhinav’s new partnership exceeds expectations, Gronya and Kenneth guaranteed two medals each. Semifinal highlights – VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022

Pictured: Jack Wang (right) and Abhinav Manota (left), New Zealand. Photo Credit: Ho Kah Meng Australia is guaranteed to bring in two gold medals from this year’s championships as representatives were successful on both ends of the draw in the women’s singles and doubles. Meanwhile, New Zealander’s showed dominance in the men’s doubles as the…

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Nathan Tang’s parents have never spectated, tonight’s semifinal will be no exception. VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022

Despite playing international level badminton for over 10 years, Nathan Tang’s parents have never seen him play. It was their decision at the start of his badminton career, as they did not want to add any pressure or deter from his aspirations as an athlete. The 32-year-old has competed in the Continental Championships since 2012,…

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Nathan Tang stuns the top seed, Gronya’s delight with new partners. Quarterfinals at the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022

The quarterfinals of the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 took place at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre this morning. The biggest upsets came in the men’s singles as two of the top seeds were knocked out, including the reigning champion Abhinav Manota. Australia’s 32-year-old Nathan Tang showed absolutely no signs of slowing down, ousting top…

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Remi’s quest continues, Oscar Guo dominates and one shock exit as the men’s singles draw opens the VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022

09The VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 opened with the men’s singles draw this afternoon, with a large draw of 65 players from 4 member countries (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Tahiti) competing. The 2019 men’s singles finalist, Rémi Rossi, has returned to the continent to compete in this years tournament as his quest continues to be…

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Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak aim for top podium finish as Commonwealth Games qualification looms

Pictured: Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak, New Zealand. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo Badminton Oceania has caught up with Badminton New Zealand’s top Mixed Doubles pair, Oliver Leydon-Davis and Anona Pak, who head into this year’s Championships as top seeds. Oliver Leydon-Davis is the reigning men’s doubles champion, but will be focusing solely on the mixed…

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Fiji’s Sristi Nadan: Competing to inspire the next generation

The VICTOR Oceania Championships 2022 will feature 97 players from four member associations: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Tahiti. The global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly created barriers for players to travel, meaning the draw is heavily dominated by Australian and New Zealand players. However, Sristi Nadan and Jared Chung will be representing Fiji with pride…

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