#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 Anthony Joe working with top players and coaches at the European Centre of Excellence

Australian men’s singles specialist., Anthony Joe, is currently training with other international athletes in Denmark at the European Centre of Excellence. As part of the Badminton Oceania Player Development programme, the aspiring shuttler is attending the intensive training camp for the first time. The first camp consists of four weeks throughout July and August, before…

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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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WONG chases 5th Medal.

Loke Poh Wong heads to Poland this week to play in the YONEX BWF World Senior Championships with the goal of winning his fifth consecutive World Championships medal in Men’s Singles. Loke Poh may be better known to many as the Events Champion in Australia, having been the driving force behind the Australian Open for…

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Para-Badminton bringing together a community at the TOTAL BWF Para-Badminton World Championships

Australian Para-Badminton player, Celine Vinot, continues to make waves on the region’s Para-Badminton scene, after medalling in all three disciplines at last year’s VICTOR Oceania Para-Badminton Championships. Following a year of international tournaments, Celine will compete in this month’s TOTAL BWF World Para-Badminton Championships in Basel, Switzerland, in the ‘Standing Lower 3’ (SL3) Women’s Singles,…

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Australia’s Gronya and Setyana climbing back to the top ahead of next month’s World Championships

Photo credit: Badminton Photo The whirlwind journey continues for Australia’s golden girls, Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa. A series of career highs and lows which included victories in Europe and Pan-America and career-threatening injuries have struck their performance in recent years. Yet Australian power duo, Gronya and Setyana, are leaping through the world rankings. Around…

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Oceania’s Technical Officials appointed with Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games positions

Photo credit: Badminton Photo Nine of Oceania’s Technical Officials have been appointed with positions at next year’s prestigious Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Lynne Nixey – New Zealand – Deputy Referee Kelly Hoare – Australia – Umpire Trish Gubb – New Zealand – Umpire Shevaun Moody – Australia – Line…

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