Badminton Canada athletes finish atop the Commonwealth Cup
May 30, 2018
Athletes Nyl Yakura & Jason Ho-Shue finish 1st & 2nd in the Commonwealth Cup standings
Ottawa, ON – The Commonwealth Cup is awarded annually by Commonwealth Games Canada in order to identify and support those athletes who have performed at a high level consistently throughout the year in their sport. Sitting atop the Men’s standings for 2017-18 are two badminton athletes – Nyl Yakura (Ontario) and Jason Ho-Shue (Ontario). Due to their success internationally, the pair were able to edge out other world class Canadian athletes like Andre DeGrasse (Athletics), and Huge Barrette (Cycling), to claim the top spots.
Finishing among the top of the Commonwealth Cup not only brings recognition to outstanding athletes and performances, but also provides the winners with additional financial support to help them continue their pursuit of excellence. These awards are not only targeted at the athletes, but their respective coaches that train them – Effendi Wijaya at E-Badminton Training Centre and Kevin Cao at KC Badminton Club, both located in Markham, Ontario.
"Jason and I are truly grateful to be recognized for this achievement. We hope our success can help elevate the sport to a new level, and inspire tje next genereation of athletes to keep working hard" said Nyl Yakura, Yonex National Team member and winner of the Commonwealth Cup. "Thank you so much Commonwealth Games Canada, Badminton Canada, Yonex Canada, and my club KC Badminton for all their support!"
“Congratulations to Nyl and Jason on their performances this past year; their commitment to excellence has lead them to the top of this year’s Commonwealth Cup and we are incredibly proud of their efforts” said Jordan Bridal, High-Performance Manager. “We appreciate the support by Commonwealth Games Canada to our athletes and coaches. We hope this recognition and financial support leads them to greater opportunities and success in the near future.”
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