Jacob Maliekal

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Jacob Maliekal
Personal information
Birth nameJacob Maliekal
Country South Africa
Born (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 28)
Mthatha, South Africa
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Men's singles
Highest ranking64 (MS) 15 Sep 2016
224 (MD) 6 Oct 2011
237 (XD) 22 Oct 2009
Current ranking69 (15 Dec 2016)
BWF profile

Jacob Maliekal (born 1 January 1991) is a male badminton player from South Africa.[1] He became the South Africa national team members in 2009 and won gold medals at the 2011 and 2014 African Games in badminton men's singles event. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2][3]

He was one of the 14 players selected for the Road to Rio Program, a program that aimed to help African badminton players to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics.


All-Africa Games[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Gymnase Étienne Mongha, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo South Africa Prakash Vijayanath 21–17, 21–17 Gold Gold
2011 Escola Josina Machel, Maputo, Mozambique Uganda Edwin Ekiring 21–15, 21–14 Gold Gold

African Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Lobatse Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana Nigeria Enejoh Abah 21–11, 21–17 Gold Gold
2013 National Badminton Centre, Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill, Mauritius South Africa Prakash Vijayanath 21–13, 21–12 Gold Gold
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Egypt A Kashkal 21–15, 21–15 Gold Gold

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Botswana International Russia Anatoliy Yartsev 10–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 South Africa International Russia Anatoliy Yartsev 21–5, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Kampala International Uganda Edwin Ekiring 21–8, 18–21, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Waikato International Australia James Eunson 20–22, 21–19, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Uganda International Egypt Ali Ahmed El Khateeb 11–8, 11–10, 11–2 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Uganda International Sri Lanka Dinuka Karunaratne 12–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 South Africa International Slovenia Roj Alen 20–22, 21–15, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Botswana International Slovenia Roj Alen 22–20, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Botswana International South Africa Enrico James South Africa Dorian James
South Africa Willem Viljoen
19–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
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  1. ^ "Jacob Maliekal Biography". g2014results.thecgf.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Players Jacob MALIEKAL". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Jacob MALIEKAL Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 August 2016.

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