The Perth International is a stepping stone into the future for Denmark’s Thea Geil

Pictured: Thea Geil, Denmark (left) and Chen You-Chi, Chinese Taipei (right). Photo credit: @jbmedia_perth (Instagram) Tournaments across the world have seen an influx of players chasing qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The increased participation means it’s harder for the lower-ranked players to meet the qualification criteria when the entry list is in such…

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#AJI2019 Final highlights: Australia’s Rio Agustino pulls of a remarkable comeback while Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yu-Hsuan doubles up on Gold

WOMEN’S SINGLES  Lee Yu-Hsuan (TPE) vs Angela Yu (AUS)[1]  19-21 21-14 21-15 The closely contested first game was anyone’s for the taking as the two youngsters forced the shuttle into the four corners of the court with impressive precision and power. With nothing to lose, Lee Yu-Hsuan’s change of game plan worked wonders after dropping the first…

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Top seeds fall in the Women’s Doubles while Chinese Taipei guarantee Gold in the Men’s Doubles – Semi-Final highlights #AJI2019

The finalists have been decided at the Australian Junior International 2019. Australia proved their strength and depth in the Mixed Doubles after an all-Australian affair guarantees the Gold medal for the nation tomorrow. Meanwhile, fifteen-year-old Lee Yu-Hsuan from Chinese Taipei extended her impressive run with formidable performances in the Women’s Singles and Doubles. She will…

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Rio Agustino becomes the only seed to survive in Men’s Singles while Angela Yu reigns supreme: Quarter-Finals highlights #AJI2019

Players from Australia and Chinese Taipei denied the other competing countries (New Zealand and Sri Lanka) a chance of competing in any of today’s Quarter-Finals at the Australian Junior International 2019. The Men’s Singles players opened proceedings, with Chinese Taipei’s Lai Pin Da storming through the first game against Australia’s fourth seeded Dimitri Han. A…

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Day two highlights #AJI2019 – Angela Yu satisfies her seeded status while Chinese Taipei big hitters assert their dominance

Day two of the Australian Junior International 2019 opened with the Men’s Singles, where more seeded players dropped out of the competition. Australia’s Jack Yu set the pace with a close contest against the seventh seed, before Chinese Taipei’s Lai Pin Da knocked out Sri Lanka’s sole representative and fifth seed. Jack Yu (AUS) vs…

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#AJI2019 debutant Dumindu Abeywickrama planning his route to the World Junior Championships and 2024 Olympic Games

As the sole representative of Sri Lanka at this year’s Australian Junior International 2019, 16-year-old Dumindu Aberwickrama is embracing his independence early on with his eyes set on the ultimate goal, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Having previously represented Sri Lanka in last year’s BWF World Junior Championships, Dumindu continues to compete internationally as he…

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Not a single game dropped by Sri Lankan and Chinese Taipei players – Day one – Australian Junior International 2019

On day one of the Australian Junior International 2019, the youngsters from Sri Lanka and Chinese Taipei showed they weren’t afraid of Australia’s home advantage. Out of the 68 players in the tournament, eight players traveled from Chinese Taipei while one Men’s Singles specialist flew from Sri Lanka to compete. Together, the talented youngsters didn’t…

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Australia’s Simon and Wendy not letting the pressure get to them ahead of the World Championships

“The World Championships is no different to any other tournament, I’m always going to try my best to prepare for the match ahead”. That’s the spirit of Australia’s Olympian and this year’s Women’s Singles qualifier for next week’s TOTAL BWF World Championships in Switzerland, Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen. Chen, the reigning regional Champion, leads by example…

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Inspiration on and off the court: Para-Badminton star and Nurse, Corrie Robinson, qualifies for World Para-Badminton Championships.

New Zealand’s Para-Badminton star, Corrie Robinson, has qualified for this month’s TOTAL BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. The avid shuttler is the region’s reigning Para-Badminton Champion in the Men’s Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles from last year’s VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships. Having taken on some of this year’s top Para-Badminton tournaments in the…

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