Friday, 14 Jun 2024

Badminton Pan America

Current Guyana Badminton Association President Emelia Ramdhani is on a mission to promote badminton across her entire country and carry on the legacy of her late husband in continental badminton.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Badminton Pan Am is celebrating remarkable women in our sport through interviews throughout the month of March: the Pan Am Women’s Month.

Emelia, a banker by profession, shares her current job with her passion for badminton, a passion that was ignited by her husband Gokarn Ramdhani, who passed away in 2021, leaving behind a profound influence on badminton in Guyana and the region.

“My journey with badminton began when I met my late husband Gokarn Ramdhani, the former President of the Guyana Badminton Association and a former Board Member of Badminton Panam. He taught me how to play, and then he taught our children how to play and compete internationally. Everything I know about badminton, I learned from him.”

Emelia has translated all her knowledge and experience in badminton into action by participating in various tournaments and contributing to the development of the sport in Guyana. Now, as the President of the Guyana Badminton Association, her goal is crystal clear: to bring badminton to every corner of the country.

“My objective is to teach badminton in all 365,000 square kilometers of Guyana.”

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Emelia firmly believes in the benefits that this sport can bring to individuals and the positive opportunities it presents. That’s why she is determined to make badminton a household name throughout Guyana.

“Sports has given me so much – the chance to meet people from all walks of life, a sense of family, expanded knowledge about sports and its impact on a country and the world. It has also made me a more well-rounded person.”

Drawing from her own experiences as a wife, mother, manager, and athlete, Emelia encourages more women to take on diverse roles in sports, benefiting not only themselves but also the communities they belong to.

“I would say go for it – getting involved in sports is the best thing you can do for yourself and for the younger women who look up to you. There are countless benefits that you can derive from sports, whether as an athlete, coach, or manager.”

FAQs

Q: How did Emelia Ramdhani get involved in badminton?

A: Emelia’s journey in badminton began when she met her late husband, Gokarn Ramdhani, who taught her how to play and introduced her to the sport. He was the former President of the Guyana Badminton Association and a former Board Member of Badminton Panam.

Q: What is Emelia’s goal as the President of the Guyana Badminton Association?

A: Emelia’s goal is to introduce badminton to every corner of Guyana, covering all 365,000 square kilometers of the country.

Q: What benefits does Emelia see in sports, particularly for women?

A: Emelia believes that sports offer a multitude of benefits, such as the opportunity to meet people from various backgrounds, the sense of belonging to a sports family, and the personal growth that comes from being involved in sports at different levels.

Tham Khảo Thêm:  BWF News

Summary

Emelia Ramdhani, the President of the Guyana Badminton Association, is determined to popularize badminton throughout her country, following in the footsteps of her late husband’s legacy. As a former banker, Emelia balances her professional life with her passion for badminton, which was ignited by her husband’s influence. She aims to share her knowledge and experience with others by participating in tournaments and contributing to the development of the sport in Guyana. Emelia’s ultimate objective is to teach badminton in every corner of the country, recognizing the positive impact it can have on individuals and communities. She encourages more women to embrace various roles in sports, highlighting the numerous benefits they can derive from their involvement.