Canada competes at the XXVIII Pan American Games 2019
July 28, 2019
Badminton takes the stage at the XXVIII Pan Am Games 2019 from July 29 to August 2, 2019
Team Canada is in Lima, Peru for the 2019 Pan American Games. The competition will feature 8 Canadian athletes; Michelle Li, Rachel Honderich, Kristen Tsai, Josephine Wu, Brian Yang, Jason Ho-Shue, Nyl Yakura, and Joshua Hurlburt-Yu, lead by National Team Head Coach, Mike Butler.
Heading into the Games, Team Canada has been playing some of their best badminton this season - including coming off an amazing Pan Am Championship performance this winter, where Canada won 4 of 5 events. Now, it is time for Canada to make their presence felt once again, this time on a larger stage!
This years competition will feature 2015 Pan Am Games Women's Singles Champion, Michelle Li, who will look to defend her title. Joining her will be Brian Yang, a 17 year old athlete who as already beaten the best in the Pan Am region, including Kevin Cordon - 2015 Pan Am Games Men's Singles Champion.
"Canada has a very realistic shot of winning all 5 events at teh 2019 Pan Am Games" said Mike Butler, National Team Head Coach. "Winning gold in each event will continue the streak of great performances by Canada this year, and will set us up well as we set our sights on tehe 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo."
1. When will the badminton competition develop?
The Badminton competition will start on July 29 with preliminary rounds, and will have the Finals on August 2.
2. Where will Badminton will played?
Badminton Competitionn will be held at Sport Center 3 in Sport National Village, in San Luis, Lima, Peru.
3. Which countries will be represented?
22 countries will be represented at Pan Am Games 2019: Canada, United States, Brazil, Guatemala, Cuba, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Argentina, El Salvador, Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, Guyana, Suriname, Bolivia, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago and host Peru.
4. Which players will compete this time?
At the end of June the players were registered according to the amount of quotas reached by their countries.
Check here the complete players list.
5. The Draws, Schedule and Results
You can find all the information related to badminton, here:
6. Who were the last champions?
In Pan Am Games 2015, Michelle Li and Kevin Cordon won in Singles. Phillip Chew /Sattawat Pongnairat and Eva Lee / Paula Lynn Obanana won in Doubles, and Phillip Chew/Jamie Subandhi, in Mixed Doubles.
7. Which country won the most medals?
Canada, with 17 gold medals, 19 silver and 13 bronze.
8. Where can I follow the matches and results?
We can follow the tournament in all Badminton Pan Am Social Networks: Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
9. Who will win?
Finals will be played on August 2, where the 2019 Pan Am Games champions will be crowned.