Matthew Chau

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Matthew Chau
Friendly match Australia and Indonesia 2016 - Matthew Chau.jpg
Personal information
Country Australia
Born (1994-11-09) 9 November 1994 (age 24)
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking32 (MD 1 December 2016)
55 (XD 1 September 2016)
BWF profile

Matthew Chau (born 9 November 1994) is a badminton player from Australia.[1] Chau competed in the Men's doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympics alongside Sawan Serasinghe.[2]

Chau picked up his first badminton racquet at age 10, following his parents to the Monash University Badminton Club where they played socially. The now 22-year-old fell in love with the all rounded nature of the sport and says he enjoys that badminton demands speed, strength, endurance, skill, tactical smarts and hard work from its athletes. Chau first partnered with Serasinghe at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and the duo went on to secure the Rio quota spot for Australia by winning the 2016 Oceania Championships title. They are currently ranked 46th in the world.[3]

The Melbournian also took home the men's doubles title at the Waikato International tournament and competed at his first World Championships last year at just 20-years of age in Jakarta, Indonesia. When he is not playing, Chau studies a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering and enjoys cooking.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Oceania Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Eastlink Badminton Stadium,
Hamilton, New Zealand
Australia Sawan Serasinghe Australia Robin Middleton
Australia Ross Smith
21–17, 23–21 Gold Gold
2017 Salle Anewy,
Nouméa, New Caledonia
Australia Sawan Serasinghe New Zealand Kevin Dennerly-Minturn
New Zealand Niccolo Tagle
21–8, 21–14 Gold Gold
2016 Punaauia University Hall,
Papeete, Tahiti
Australia Sawan Serasinghe French Polynesia Leo Cucuel
French Polynesia Remi Rossi
21–11, 21–12 Gold Gold
2015 X-TRM North Harbour Badminton Centre,
North Harbour, New Zealand
Australia Sawan Serasinghe New Zealand Kevin Dennerly-Minturn
New Zealand Oliver Leydon-Davis
10–21, 21–16, 21–13 Gold Gold
2014 Ken Kay Badminton Hall,
Ballarat, Australia
Australia Sawan Serasinghe Australia Raymond Tam
Australia Glenn Warfe
11–21, 13–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Eastlink Badminton Stadium,
Hamilton, New Zealand
Australia Leanne Choo Australia Sawan Serasinghe
Australia Setyana Mapasa
19–21, 18–21 Silver Silver
2015 X-TRM North Harbour Badminton Centre,
North Harbour, New Zealand
Australia Gronya Somerville New Zealand Oliver Leydon-Davis
New Zealand Danielle Tahuri
15–21, 21–19, 14–21 Bronze Bronze
2014 Ken Kay Badminton Hall,
Ballarat, Australia
Australia Jacqueline Guan New Zealand Oliver Leydon-Davis
New Zealand Susannah Leydon-Davis
19–21, 13–21 Silver Silver

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Nouméa International Australia Sawan Serasinghe Australia Joel Findlay
Australia Jeff Tho
17–21, 21–7, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Maribyrnong International Australia Sawan Serasinghe Malaysia Darren Isaac Devadass
Malaysia Vountus Indra Mawan
24–22, 10–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Waikato International Australia Sawan Serasinghe Pakistan Rizwan Azam
Australia Michael Fariman
21–16, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Turkey International Australia Gronya Somerville Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadiezda Zieba
12–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Waikato International Australia Gronya Somerville Australia Sawan Serasinghe
Australia Setyana Mapasa
13–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Matthew Chau". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Australian badminton champion makes Olympic debut". www.australiaplus.com. Australia Plus. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Matthew Chau | AUS Team | Rio 2016". rio2016.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2016.

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