Friday, 17 May 2024

Badminton Pan America

Pan Am Players from Canada and the United States of America showcased their skills and determination at the XIX Pan Am Games Santiago 2023, earning well-deserved gold medals.

Women’s Doubles: A Remarkable Victory

The finals day at Santiago 2023 kicked off with an intense Women’s Doubles match that left spectators in awe. Canada’s dynamic duo, Josephine Wu and Catherine Choi, displayed exceptional teamwork and resilience, securing the first gold for their team. In a thrilling 3-games-match against Annie & Kerry Xu, Wu and Choi emerged triumphant with a final score of 21-18, 10-21, 21-17. The Women’s Doubles podium was completed by Juliana Viana Vieira/Sania Lima from Brazil and Miriam Rodriguez/Romina Fregoso from Mexico.

Women's Doubles Podium - Santiago 2023

Men’s Doubles: A Display of Excellence

Nyl Yakura, the defending champion, joined forces with Adam Dong to defend their crown in the Men’s Doubles category. Their path to victory was not easy, as they faced formidable opponents in Fabricio Farias and Davi Silva from Brazil. After a setback in the first game (19-21), Yakura and Dong showcased their resilience, making a remarkable comeback and clinching the gold with a dominant performance in the next two games (21-15, 21-18). Anibal Marroquin/Jonathan Solis from Guatemala and Job Castillo/Luis Montoya from Mexico secured the well-deserved bronze medals.

Women’s Singles: A Rising Star

In her first participation at the Pan Am Games, Beiwen Zhang emerged as the Women’s Singles champion, leaving a lasting impression with her exceptional skills. Zhang faced Jennie Gai in a thrilling contest and emerged victorious in straight games, earning the gold medal. Rachel Chan from Canada and Taymara Oropesa from Cuba showed their prowess and claimed the bronze medals.

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Men’s Singles: A Battle of Titans

Brian Yang made history as he dethroned the 2-times Pan Am Games champion, Kevin Cordon, to claim the Men’s Singles title. Yang’s victory surpassed his previous runner-up position at Lima 2019, establishing himself as the new champion. Cordon showcased his incredible talent and resilience, earning his second silver medal at the Pan Am Games, adding to his impressive collection of 2 golds and 1 bronze. Ramon Garrido and Uriel Canjura from Mexico secured the bronze medals, marking a significant milestone for Mexican representation in Badminton at the Pan Am Games.

Mixed Doubles: A Familiar Triumph

Josephine Wu continued her reign in the Mixed Doubles category, replicating her previous success. Wu, partnered with Ty Lindeman, engaged in an exhilarating 3-games-match against Vinson Chiu and Jennie Gai. The match was filled with suspense and thrilling moments, ultimately resulting in Wu and Lindeman’s victory with a close score of 17-21, 21-17, 21-19. Jose Guevara/Ines Castillo from Peru and Davi Silva/Sania Lima claimed the bronze medals, showcasing their exceptional skills.

Congratulations to all Participants

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the medalists and participants who made the XIX Pan Am Games Santiago 2023 an extraordinary event. Their dedication, talent, and sportsmanship have made history and set a shining example for future badminton enthusiasts. Let’s celebrate their achievements and welcome them to the annals of badminton greatness!


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