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|Born||October 25, 1981|
|Current ranking||30 (October 11, 2007 )|
Andrew Dabeka is a former professional badminton player, who now works full-time as a coach at the RA Centre in Ottawa. His recent coaching career took him to Switzerland, where we worked as assistant national coach from 2009 to 2013, as well as the head coach of Team Argovia, a professional team in Aargau, Switzerland, from 2010-2013. His stay in Switzerland was highlighted by preparing the under-19 national team and coaching them at the European Junior Championships, in March, 2013. As well, he led Team Argovia to win the Swiss National League one month later.
As a player, Andrew Dabeka represented Canada at countless international events, from 1998 to 2009. He represented Canada at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. His highest ranking was 20th in the World, in 2005.
Other Notable Results: Dabeka won 2008 US Open Men's Singles Champion by defeating Martin Bille Larsen: 21-14 and 21-9 and is, as of 2008, ranked 36th in the world. He was the winner of the 2007 Miami international, 2005 Pan American and 2003 Southern Pan Am Classic competitions. He was also runner-up at the 2007 VII Italian international, 2007 Pan America championship, 2006 U.S. Open, 2005 and 2006 Croatian international and 2003 Pan Am Games competitions.
Dabeka was a semifinalist at the 2008 Polish Open, 2007 Canadian international, 2007 U.S. Open Grand Prix, 2006 Bank of Scotland international, 2006 Czech international and 2006 Spanish international competitions. He also played the 2007 BWF World Championships in men's singles, and was defeated in the second round by Park Sung-hwan, of South Korea, 21-16, 21-5.
He has won 6 Canadian National Championships between 1999 and 2010.
- PreOlympic Bio
- Andrew DABEKA at InternationalBadminton.org at the Wayback Machine (archived 2007-09-29)
- Andrew DABEKA at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com
- Profile at Badminton Canada[permanent dead link]
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