Kristen Tsai

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Kristen Tsai
Personal information
Birth nameTsai Wan-ting
Country Canada
Born (1995-07-11) 11 July 1995 (age 24)
Taiwan
ResidenceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking24 (WD 5 November 2019)
59 (XD 24 September 2019)
Current ranking24 (WD), 67 (XD) (5 November 2019)
BWF profile

Kristen Tsai (born 11 July 1995) is a Taiwanese born-Canadian badminton player.[1] She became the first Canadian ever to make in to the quarterfinals at the World Junior Championships.[2] Lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, she trained at the ClearOne badminton club, and educated criminology at the Simon Fraser University.[1][3] She won her first Pan Am Championships title in 2012 in the women's singles event, and after that Tsai spent a full 4 years – between the 2013 and 2017 Canada Opens – away from international competition.[4] In 2018, she competed at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.[3] She won gold medal at the Pan American Games in the women's doubles partnered with Rachel Honderich, and a silver medal in the mixed doubles with Nyl Yakura in 2019 Lima.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Pan American Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Polideportivo 3,
Lima, Peru
Canada Rachel Honderich United States Keui-Ya Chen
United States Jamie Hsu
21–10, 21–9 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Polideportivo 3,
Lima, Peru
Canada Nyl Yakura Canada Joshua Hurlburt-Yu
Canada Josephine Wu
21–18, 12–21, 15–21 Silver Silver

Pan Am Championships[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2012 Coliseo Manuel Bonilla, Lima, Peru United States Jamie Subandhi 21–16, 21–19 Gold Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico,
Aguascalientes, Mexico
Canada Rachel Honderich Canada Catherine Choi
Canada Josephine Wu
21–15, 27–25 Gold Gold
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Canada Rachel Honderich Canada Michelle Tong
Canada Josephine Wu
17–21, 21–17, 21–14 Gold Gold
2012 Coliseo Manuel Bonilla,
Lima, Peru
Canada Jocelyn Ko Canada Alexandra Bruce
Canada Phyllis Chan
21–17, 17–21, 12–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico,
Aguascalientes, Mexico
Canada Nyl Yakura Brazil Fabricio Farias
Brazil Jaqueline Lima
22–24, 19–21 Bronze Bronze
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Canada Nyl Yakura Canada Ty Alexander Lindeman
Canada Josephine Wu
14–21, 24–26 Silver Silver

Pan Am Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Canada Sarah Kong Peru Lorena Duany
Peru Katherine Winder
18–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series (6 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Canadian International Canada Michelle Li 14–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Peru International Canada Nicole Grether 21–11, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Hungarian International Canada Rachel Honderich Sweden Emma Karlsson
Sweden Johanna Magnusson
21–16, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Belgian International Canada Rachel Honderich Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
16–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Kharkiv International Canada Rachel Honderich England Chloe Birch
England Lauren Smith
14–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Brazil International Canada Rachel Honderich France Émilie Lefel
France Anne Tran
21–18, 17–21, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Yonex / K&D Graphics International Canada Rachel Honderich Chinese Taipei Hung Shih-han
Chinese Taipei Yu Chien-hui
21–19, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Yonex / K&D Graphics International Canada Rachel Honderich Australia Leanne Choo
Australia Renuga Veeran
21–12, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Peru International Canada Joycelin Ko Canada Grace Gao
Canada Michelle Li
15–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Yonex / K&D Graphics International Canada Nyl Yakura New Zealand Oliver Leydon-Davis
New Zealand Susannah Leydon-Davis
21–11, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kristen Tsai Yonex". Badminton Canada. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Hello My Name is Christin Tsai". The Shuttler Magazine - Volume 2 Issue 3. 19 December 2011. p. 16-17. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Participants: Kristen Tsai". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  4. ^ Hearn, Don (30 April 2018). "2 repeat champions on each of 3 continents!". Badzine.net. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Canada's badminton team enjoys dominant day at Pan Ams". CBC.ca. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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