Thursday, 13 Jun 2024

Badminton Pan America

Gold medalist at Santiago 2023 (WD WH1-WH2), Jaquelin Burgos (PER) is an exceptional Wheelchair player in the region, despite only having 4 years of Para badminton training experience.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Badminton Pan Am honors various women from our region throughout March, sharing their inspiring experiences with the entire Pan American family.

Jaqueline Karina Burgos Javier, born in Huaraz, Peru, initially pursued wheelchair basketball. It was during her time in that sport that she met Pilar Jauregui, a member of the Wheelchair Basketball Peru team, who introduced her to Para badminton in 2018.

“I entered badminton at the invitation of Pilar Jauregui, whom I met in Wheelchair Basketball in 2016 and since then we established a good friendship. That is why in August 2018 I started doing badminton as a beginner.”

Santiago 2023 marked Jaqueline’s debut in the Parapan American Games for Para badminton. However, she had previous experience in competitive events, as she was part of the wheelchair basketball team in Lima 2019.

“In Lima 2019, it was my final participation as a member of the Wheelchair Basketball team. In 2020, I fully committed to Badminton, a sport that has allowed me to achieve remarkable success. So far, I have won a silver medal in singles and a gold medal in doubles at the Parapan American Games, as well as a South American gold medal in both doubles and singles.”

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

At the age of 36, Jaqueline continues to add to her list of achievements in Para badminton. Additionally, the sport has given her the opportunity to meet top athletes from around the world and participate in international events, fueling her dreams of even greater sporting triumphs.

“Now, my biggest dream is to qualify for and win a medal in the Paralympic Games.”

Like many athletes in the region, Jaqueline has faced obstacles and financial difficulties that have impacted her sports performance.

“The economic factor is always a concern, and we also have to bear the cost of sports equipment such as wheelchairs, rackets, strings, grips, and more.”

Despite these challenges, the lack of strong financial support does not deter Jaqueline from working towards her goals. She encourages others to persevere in pursuing their dreams, despite any obstacles they may encounter.

“Never stop chasing your dreams, no matter the hurdles you face. Perseverance and discipline are the keys to success, and if I can do it, so can you.”

FAQs

Q: What achievements has Jaquelin Burgos made in Para badminton?
A: Jaquelin Burgos has achieved remarkable success in Para badminton. She has won a silver medal in singles and a gold medal in doubles at the Parapan American Games, as well as a South American gold medal in both doubles and singles.

Q: What is Jaquelin Burgos’ biggest dream?
A: Jaquelin Burgos’ biggest dream is to qualify for and win a medal in the Paralympic Games.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

Q: What obstacles has Jaquelin Burgos faced in her sports career?
A: Jaquelin Burgos has faced financial difficulties, as well as the challenge of covering the costs of sports equipment such as wheelchairs, rackets, strings, grips, and more.

Summary

Jaquelin Burgos, a remarkable Para badminton athlete from Peru, has achieved significant success in her relatively short career. Her journey from wheelchair basketball to Para badminton has been inspiring, with multiple medals earned in prestigious competitions. Despite facing financial obstacles, Jaquelin continues to pursue her dreams and encourages others to do the same. Her ultimate goal is to qualify for and win a medal in the Paralympic Games. Jaquelin’s story exemplifies perseverance, dedication, and the power of following one’s passion. To learn more about Jaquelin’s achievements and journey, visit Carnegiecentre.com.