Nyl Yakura

Hometown: Pickering

Height: 167cm

Occupation: Student/Athlete/Coach

Club: Mandarin Badminton Club

Coaches: Andika Yong

Social Media:

Twitter/Instagram: (nylyakura)

Personal Website: www.nylyakura.com

Life Goals:

  • Represent Canada in the Olympics
  • Have a career I enjoy.


Short Term Badminton Goals:  Be National Champion

Long Term Badminton Goals:

  • Olympic Team
  • World Championship medal


Biggest Moments in Badminton Career:

  • First National Junior Title in 2006 U14 MS
  • Reaching the finals of the 2013 Pan Am Championships



  • I like to sing here and there
  • Go out to see movies
  • Play darts


Favourite Things:

  • Food, Movies
  • Sunny Weather, Beaches
  • My Phone, Ps4


Badminton Career Highlights:


  • U23 National Champion (MS, MD, XD)
  • Qualifying for World Championships
  • US International Challenge SF (XD)



  • National Bronze (MD, MS)
  • Peru International Challenge Bronze (MD)
  • Pan Am Championships Silver (MD)



  • Provincial A Champion (MS, MD, XD)
  • U19 National Champion (MD, XD)



  • Pan Am Junior Champion U19 (MD, XD, Team)
  • World Junior Team Member
  • Commonwealth Youth Games Semi Finalist (MD)
  • U19 National Champion (MS, XD)
  • National Semi Finalist (MD)



  • Pan Am Junior Champion U19 (MS, MD, XD)
  • World Junior Team Member



  • Pan Am Junior Champion U17 (MS)
  • U16 National Champion (MS, MD)