Wendy Chen prepares in Bangalore’s Sporting Excellence Centre as Oceania players get ready for the 2019 YONEX Canada Open.

Oceania’s reigning Women’s Singles champion has been preparing for an upcoming month of intense competition in India. Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen is looking to qualify for her second Olympics Games after competing in Rio 2016. The singles specialist is competing in the 2019 YONEX Canada Open and US Open over the next month and is balancing…

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Australia’s Caitlin Dransfield competes amongst the close-knit Para-Badminton community – Irish Para-Badminton Int’l ’19

Australia’s Caitlin Dransfield is currently competing in Ireland at the FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton International 2019 as she aims to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games – the first time Para-Badminton will be played. The international Para-Badminton circuit comes with an added twist for Dransfield, as a smaller community of players on the elite…

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Samoa 2019 Pacific Games draws and seeds announced – Tahiti look to reprise their Oceania Championships defeat as first seeds

Seven teams will compete in the Mixed Team badminton event at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games event from Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 July. Five months after the VICTOR Oceania Open Mixed Team Championships, where four out of these seven teams competed, the Pacific Islands unite for the prestigious quadrennial event. The teams have been…

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Queen’s Birthday honours – Badminton Oceania President, Geraldine Brown, awarded with an Order of Australia Medal

Photo Credit: Badminton Photo On Monday 10 June 2019, the Australian Governor-General announced the list of recipients for a variety of awards as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019. The Badminton Oceania President, Geraldine Brown, was amongst the list and has been awarded with an Order of Australia Medal for her services to badminton.…

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Singles Semi Finals Highlights – Aus Open ’19

WS: Nozomi Okuhara (JPN)[1] beat Ratchanok Intanon (THA)[4] 21-17, 21-15 Even though Ratchanok Intanon was making Nozomi Okuhara run a great deal, there was no reluctance on the latter’s part. The Japanese still managed to stay ahead in the first game. There were a few Thai drop-shots that were too sharp to reach but the…

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