Australia’s Wendy Chen leads the charge in Dubai

Pictured: Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen, Australia. Photo Credit: Luis Veniegra Six players from Australia are competing at the Dubai International Challenge 2019 this week, with four of the singles players in action on day one. Australia’s 2016 Olympian, Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen, was first up on court. The experienced player kept her cool against India’s 19-year-old Kumari,…

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Boost for Badminton Against Myopia Project: Research shows positive impact of badminton on the visual organ

TEXT BY LLOYD GREEN, BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION On Sunday, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the National Badminton Federation of Russia (NBFR) revealed the results of its Badminton Against Myopia Project during a presentation at the BWF World Junior Championships in Kazan, Russia. The Badminton Against Myopia Project began in 2013 with the aim of…

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Badminton Oceania mourns the loss of Founder and Life Member, Heather Robson

Badminton Oceania is deeply saddened to advise that our Life Member, former President and founder of Badminton Oceania, Heather Robson, passed away Thursday 10 October 2019; age 91. Heather was pivotal in the creation and development of Badminton Oceania, celebrating tremendous success in her own playing career, including 19 New Zealand National titles and an…

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Oceania players in International action this week

Pictured: Jacob Schueler, Australia. Photo credit: Luis Veniegra As the rush for Olympic qualification continues, players from Australia have travelled to Bahrain and The Netherlands to compete in an attempt to improve their world ranking. Bahrain International Series 2019 The recent winner of the Oceania Tour 2019, Pit Seng Low, opened the Men’s Singles draw…

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End of the road for Oceania’s Juniors on day three – BWF World Junior Championships 2019

Pictured: Jack Wang and Ella Smith, New Zealand. Photo credit: Badminton Photo The four remaining pairs and players from Oceania were in action on day three of the BWF World Junior Championships. Opening with the Mixed Doubles, Australia’s Otto and Kaitlyn were up against the Japanese twelfth seeds. They started both games strong, keeping the…

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