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Ontario Masters Badminton Talent Showcased at the World Masters Games in New Zealand

A large contingent of Ontario Masters Badminton athletes competed in the recent World Masters Games in Auckland from April 19th-May 3rd. Seven athletes from Ontario were successful in achieving podium results, but the flavour of the competition is more than just performance and medals – it is a celebration of sport and lifetime fitness.

ONTARIO MASTERS BADMINTON TALENT SHOWCASED AT THE WORLD MASTERS GAMES IN NEW ZEALAND

Press Release Thursday May 4, 2017

For Immediate Release

ONTARIO MASTERS BADMINTON TALENT SHOWCASED AT THE WORLD MASTERS GAMES IN NEW ZEALAND

A large contingent of Ontario Masters Badminton athletes competed in the recent World Masters Games in Auckland from April 19th-May 3rd. Seven athletes from Ontario were successful in achieving podium results, but the flavour of the competition is more than just performance and medals – it is a celebration of sport and lifetime fitness.

Ian Bishop, winner of the +65 Mixed Team Event, had nothing but praise for the event, the venue, and the friendly people. He also spoke about the high-level athletes that were competing at this year’s games and how he was privileged to compete against them. “The badminton was fantastic with so many countries represented and the skill level so high and with so many former internationals and world champions playing, it was a pleasure both to compete and spectate.”

Medal winners (Ontario)

Ian Bishop (Ottawa)

Gold +65 Mixed Team

Silver +65 Males Singles

Bronze +65 Mixed Doubles

Tony The (Burlington)

Gold Mixed Team C 65+

Bronze +70 Men’s Singles

Grace Lin (Mississauga)

Gold Mixed Team C 65+

Kha Sin Teow (Toronto)

Gold Mixed Doubles 60+

Geffrey Sun (Markham)

Bronze +60 Mixed Team C

Susan McMaster (St. Mary’s)

Bronze +70 Mixed Team

Angelina Lee-Chan (Ottawa)

Silver +55 Mixed Team

Chak Siew (Toronto)

Silver +70 Men,s Singles

Ontario Master Athletes Who Competed (Ontario):

Mai Dang (Stoney Creek)

Christopher Hills (Mississauga)

Richard Tremblay (Windsor)

Ying Lin (Toronto)

Karen Scarborough (Barrie)

Lorraine Siu (Brampton)

We also caught up with Kha Sing Teow from Toronto who also competed and also captured a Gold medal in the Mixed Doubles +60 event. “It’s been an amazing experience for the teams and family supporters to participate in the Games! We had a wonderful time in WMG and Auckland; people were friendly and warm!”

Badminton Ontario would like to congratulate all the Ontario athletes who represented our province at one of the largest sporting competitions in the world. The sport of Badminton continues to flourish at the Masters level, both in Ontario and Canada, and these athletes continue to be role models for all Canadians in our quest to promote “active for life” healthy living attitudes.

Badminton Ontario (BON) is a not for profit amateur sport organization responsible for badminton within the province of Ontario. Badminton Ontario’s vision is to connect with all athletes participating in badminton in Ontario, inspire athletes to cherish badminton and establish it as their sport for life.

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For more information, please contact: Luis Paredes, Badminton Ontario, at membership@badmintonontario.ca

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