The Need For Speed

Pictured (left to right): Ian Bridge, Grant Manzoney and Caitlin Dransfield. Photo credit: Paralympics Australia It’s the speed of the game that got Grant Manzoney and Caitlin Dransfield hooked. The raw pace of the world’s fastest racquet sport. And once they were hooked, their Paralympic dream began. This is the first time Para-Badminton will appear…

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Oceania line judge, Karen Arnold, ‘privileged’ to be part of the Paralympic debut

Pictured: Karen Arnold, line judging at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Australian line judge, Karen Arnold, has arrived in Tokyo, ready to officiate in the Para badminton tournament which starts tomorrow. Despite having over a year and a half away from international competitions, Karen has been preparing for the sport’s biggest stage by reviewing…

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A pinnacle appointment – Justin Zuo to retire as an umpire after Tokyo 2020

Pictured: Justin Zuo, New Zealand, umpiring at the Singapore Open 2017. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo “I am so glad that this Paralympic Games will be my retirement appointment. It’s not only a memorable event for me, but also an honorable recognition from Badminton Oceania” Reflective and grateful words from the Oceania Certificated Umpire, Justin Zuo,…

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‘Having a keen interest and immersion in the game helps me to focus better’ – Paralympic Line Judge, Ravi Nadan

Pictured: Ravi Nadan, holding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games Players were not the only group to celebrate the announcement of Para badminton being added to the Paralympic programme at the Tokyo 2020 Games. It boosts the fantastic opportunities available for technical officials too, with a chance to demonstrate their…

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Transferable skills of Para badminton player and leader, Nellie Leva, assists qualification for Javelin in Tokyo

Nellie Ruth Leva is an inspirational leader and athlete in Papua New Guinea’s sporting circles. In 2020, she was part of the quadrant which competed in the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships, becoming PNG’s first athletes to compete in an international badminton tournament. Among them, they collected four medals and continued to inspire a legacy…

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BWF’S BADMINTON4U APP IS COMING SOON

BWF MEDIA UPDATE The Badminton World Federation can today reveal its first-ever mobile app Badminton4U will be hitting app stores soon. Offering fans a unique and ground-breaking destination to get closer to the badminton content they know and love, the exciting Badminton4U app is free to download and includes access to real-time match centre data…

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Badminton returns to Ada Gym

NORTHERN MARIANAS BADMINTON ASSOCIATION PRESS RELEASE The Northern Marianas Badminton Association brought the sport back to its first home after holding the IT&E Badminton Team Tournament at the Gilbert. C. Ada Gymnasium last July 30 and 31. When NMBA was founded in 2006, it hosted games at the Ada Gym for years before the group…

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Latest Update to BWF Tournament Calendar 2021

BWF MEDIA RELEASE The Badminton World Federation (BWF) can announce updates to the BWF Tournament Calendar for the remainder of 2021. BWF is still committed to delivering the remainder of the 2021 calendar as planned we look to provide players with a safe and structured platform to earn important world ranking points and prize money…

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Tahiti to compete in TotalEnergies BWF Sudirman Cup, Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2021

Pictured: Team Tahiti win bronze at VICTOR Oceania Men’s Team Championships (left). Team Tahiti compete in VICTOR Oceania Mixed Team Championships (right)  The most recent update from the BWF surrounding the revised tournament calendar for 2021 saw the cancellation of the BARFOOT & THOMPSON New Zealand Open (Super 300) and CROWN GROUP Australia Open (Super…

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Women’s contingent end on a high as Team Australia bow out of Tokyo 2020

Pictured (left to right): Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen, Simon Leung/Gronya Somerville, Setyana Mapasa/Gronya Somerville. Photo Credit: Badminton Photo The Australian Olympic team managed to end their campaign on a high this week as both the women’s singles and doubles players/pairs won their final group stage matches. It was a tense four days of group stage action…

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Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESS RELEASE The AOC has thanked the Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their decision to award Brisbane, Queensland the right to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032. Today’s vote at the IOC Session in Tokyo ensures Australia will host its third Olympic Games, eleven years from…

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