The Yonex Para-Badminton Canadian International 2019 is coming to Ottawa!
February 19, 2019
The last event in the World Championship qualifing period will be hosted at the University of Ottawa from May 6th to 12th, 2019.
For the first time in Badminton Canada history, the Yonex Canadian Para-Badminton International is coming to Ottawa! The best para-badminton players from around the world are set to compete in the nation’s capital, hosted at the University of Ottawa from May 6-12th, 2019.
With para-badminton set to make its debut at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, the tournament will also serve as a qualifying event for the 2019 BWF World Championships this summer in Basel, Switzerland. This will be the first-time international para-badminton athletes will meet in Canada, setting the stage for an exciting week of badminton.
Badminton’s roots run deep in the city of Ottawa. The city has played host to many past Canadian National Championships, as well as an International Badminton Challenge in 2013. In para-sport, Ottawa recently hosted the 2018 Para-Athletics International Challenge, which showcased some of Track and Field’s top para-athletes. With a history of success, Badminton Canada and the city of Ottawa are excited to welcome athletes from around the world to the Yonex Para-Badminton Canadian International 2019!
"We are incredibly excited to be hosting a para-badminton event in the qualifying period for both the Para-Badminton World Championships this summer, and the Tokyo Paralympics in the summer of 2020" said Jordan Bridal, High-Performance Director at Badminton Canada. "These events are crucial for the development and qualification of our para-athletes to these Games; hosting a qualifying tournament here in Canada is an advantage that we hope to capitalize upon."
Registration for the Yonex Canadian Para-badminton International 2019 is now open! Head over to the International Page for more information
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