Eleven Ontario badminton athletes to represent Canada at World Junior Championships
Representing Canada in the championships is a talented group of 13 young athletes, including 11 Ontario players. Standout player, Jackie Dent, is currently ranked 12th in the BWF Junior Rankings for Women’s Singles. The full team, as announced by Badminton Canada last week, includes:
- Michael Ji (Richmond Hill, ON)
- Emily Xia (Richmond Hill, ON)
- Raymond Li (Toronto, ON)
- Jackie Dent (Waterloo, ON)
- Timothy Lock (Markham, ON)
- Chloe Choi (Aurora, ON)
- Josh Nguyen (Markham, ON)
- Daniel Leung (Richmond Hill, ON)
- Austin Mao (Richmond Hill, ON)
- Asher Bedi (Markham, ON)
- Joanna Xu (Edmonton, AB)
- Alena Yu (Edmonton, AB)
- Jasmine Shi (Markham, ON)
Badminton Ontario extends a heartfelt congratulations to all the athletes selected and wishes the best of luck to the team of players and the coaching staff in Washington.
“I am so pleased to be able to work with our top juniors,” said coach Jennifer Lee of Markham, Ontario. Lee is the founder and Head Coach of Lee’s Badminton Training Centre and a recurring coach with the National Team program. “I am once again excited about having our junior athletes play against the best in the world in their age category,” added Mike Butler, National Team Head Coach. “We had such good performances last year, and I am looking forward to seeing what the same athletes with another year’s experiences under their belt, along with our newcomers will do at these championships.” Both Butler and Lee will be joining the team in Spokane.
Follow the links below for the draws and more information on the 2023 BWF Junior World Championships.
About the BWF World Junior Championships
The BWF World Junior Championships (also known as the World Junior Badminton Championships) is a tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to crown the best junior badminton players (under-19) in the world. The championships is held annually and consists of two separate competitions: a mixed team championships (Suhandinata Cup) followed by an individual championships (Eye Level Cups).