20 Athletes to Represent Canada at the YONEX Pan Am Individual Championships 2022


20 Athletes to Represent Canada at the YONEX Pan Am Individual Championships 2022

Team Canada heads to the YONEX Pan Am Individual Championships 2022 in San Salvador, El Salvador

From April 26-29 2022, Canada will compete in the XXV YONEX Pan Am Individual Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador! Hosted by Badminton Pan America, 20 Canadian athletes will be in pursuit of the 2022 Pan Am Championship title! 

The athletes representing Team Canada are:
Men's Singles:
Brian Yang - Ontario
Jason Ho-Shue - Ontario
B. R. Sankeerth - Ontario
Victor Lai - Ontario

Women's Singles:
Michelle Li - Ontario
Talia Ng - Ontario
Wen Yu Zhang - British Columbia
Rachel Chan - Ontario

Men's Doubles:

Ty Lindeman/Kevin Lee - AB/AB
Nyl Yakura/Adam Dong - ON/ON

Women's Doubles:
Rachel Honderich/Kristen Tsai - ON/BC
Catherine Choi/Josephine Wu - ON/AB

Mixed Doubles:
Ty Lindeman/Josephine Wu - AB/AB
Nicolas Nguyen/Alexandra Mocanu - QC/QC
Nyl Yakura/Crystal Lai -ON/ON
Adam Dong/Eliana Zhang - ON/QC

National Team Head Coach, Mike Butler, ChPC - NB

In this competition, Canada's young sensation Brian Yang, who is seeded first, will try to defend his Men's Singles title against top pan-American players such as Kevin Cordon (GUA), Jason Ho-Shue (CAD), and Ygor Coelho (BRA). Michelle Li (CAD), seeded first in the Women's Singles, returns to the continental competition to defend the title she lost to Beiwen Zhang (USA) last year. In Women's Doubles, defending champions Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai (CAD) are the favourites to defend their title, although they will face high-level opponents such as Catherine Choi/Josephine Wu (CAD), Jaqueline Lima/Samia Lima (BRA), and Nikte Sotomayor/Diana Corleto (GUA).

"We are proud to have such a strong group of athletes competing in this year's Pan Am Championships" said Mike Luck, High-Performance Director at Badminton Canada. "This will be an exciting challenge for our young group of Next Gen athletes as compete alongside several of our Tokyo Olympians."

"We are excited to see what our athletes can do against our Pan Am competitors."" said National Head Coach, Mike Butler.  "Results from this tournament will have some significant impact on the selection for Commonwealth Games this summer. Pressure to perform is on, and we know our athletes are ready for the challenge."

To follow the tournament draws and results, please visit: https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/3C51063D-BBAE-48D1-9CB9-1615879516B4

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