Anna Rice

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This article is about the badminton player. For the novelist, see Anne Rice.
Anna Rice
Medal record
Women's Badminton
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place Santo Domingo 2003 Singles
Silver medal – second place Santo Domingo 2003 Doubles

Anna Rice (born 19 August 1980) is a badminton player from Canada. She was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia and attended Handsworth Secondary School.


Rice competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics, in women's doubles with partner Denyse Julien. They were defeated by Saralee Thungthongkam and Sathinee Chankrachangwong of Thailand. She also competed in Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics and was a round-of-16 finalist, being the first North American player to do so.

She won the Canadian National Championships in 2004, 2005, 2008, and 2009. She has also won the US Open title in 2009 and Pan American Women's Singles Champion in 2007 Pan American Games and 2009 Pan American Games. She also won two silver medals at the 2003 Pan American Games. She participated in the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, reaching the quarter finals in 2010. She has a world ranking of 18, the highest in Canadian history.

Rice is coached by Julia Chen and Michael Kjeldsen. She now focusses her time directing the coaching program and offering badminton lessons at Badminton Vancouver as well as coaching online through Better Badminton.


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