On Friday, August 20th, Badminton Canada and the Winnipeg Winter Club will be celebrating Winter Club member Ms. Olivia Meier and her selection to the upcoming Paralympic Games from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on the WWC Badminton Courts.
This event will include an opportunity for our members to capture both on court training as well as a brief off court ceremony where various VIPs will speak. We invite all members to come and offer a glorious send off for Olivia before she departs for Tokyo.
Olivia will make history this summer as the first Canadian athlete to ever compete in Para badminton at the Paralympic Games, as the sport makes it's debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. She will be competing in the women’s SL4 singles tournament.
The 22-year-old Winter Club member made her first multi-sport Games appearance at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games, which was the first year Para badminton was included on the Parapan Am program. She captured a gold medal in mixed doubles alongside Pascal Lapointe as well as a silver medal in the women’s SU5 singles draw.
In Lima, she participated in a different classification as hers was not contested. Currently ranked No. 11 in the world in Singles, she has been competing on the international circuit since 2018. That year, she captured three medals at the Pan Am Championships including a silver in singles. She also claimed the title at the first-ever Canadian Para Badminton Championships in 2016.
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