Osleni Guerrero

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Osleni Guerrero
TOTAL BWF World Champs 2015 Day 2 Osleni Guerrero.jpg
Osleni Guerrero at the 2015 BWF World Championships
Personal information
Birth nameOsleni Guerrero Velazco
Country Cuba
Born (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 30)
Havana, Cuba
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
HandednessRight[1]
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking43 (MS 5 March 2015)
65 (MD 13 August 2019)
93 (XD 22 October 2019)
Current ranking87 (MS), 86 (MD), 93 (XD) (22 October 2019)
BWF profile

Osleni Guerrero Velazco (born 18 October 1989) is a Cuban badminton player. He is the first Cuban badminton player to win a medal in the Pan American Games.[2] Guerrero also competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[3]

Career[edit]

Guerrero, born in Havana, started competing in badminton in 2000, and joined the national team in 2005.[1] As a junior player he won the under-19 category at the 2007 Pan Am Junior Badminton Championships held at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where he beat first seed Howard Shu of the USA, 21–13, 21–10 in the final.[1]

Guerrero won a bronze medal in the men's singles event at the 2015 Pan Am Games, losing the semi-final to Canadian Andrew D'Souza.[4] In the 2011 Pan American Games he made history, reaching the final and a silver Pan Am Games medal for Cuba at badminton for the first time. He eventually lost that final to first seeded Kevin Cordón of Guatemala with 13–21, 19–21.

Guerrero competed in 2014 and 2015 BWF World Championships. He is a member of the Cuban national badminton team since 2005. He twice won the continental Pan American Badminton Championship. First in 2013 [5] at Santo Domingo,[6] beating first seeded American Sattawat Pongnairat 17-21, 21-6, 21-16 in a close 51 minutes final. In 2014 at the Markham[7] venue he successfully defended his Pan American badminton title, this time beating another American Bjorn Seguin in another close fought final of 58 minutes with 19-21, 21-14, and 21-13.[8] Osleni Guerrero won many events in the Pan American Badminton circuit.[9][10][11][12][13]

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Guerrero played the men's singles event in Group J with Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia, and Howard Shu of United States. He placed second in the group standing after won a match to Shu, but lost to Sugiarto.[3] He won the silver medal at the 2017 Pan Am Championships defeated by the Brazilian Ygor Coelho de Oliveira in the final.[14]

In 2018, he won four medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games, a gold medal in the mixed doubles, also three silver medals in the men's singles, doubles, and team events.

In 2019, he reached the finals at the Pan Am Championships in two different events, won a gold medal in the men's singles event.

Achievements[edit]

Pan American Games[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Atos Markham Pan Am Centre, Toronto, Canada Canada Andrew D’Souza 21–13, 14–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze
2011 Multipurpose Gymnasium, Guadalajara, Mexico Guatemala Kevin Cordón 21–23, 19–21 Silver Silver

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Polideportivo 3,
Lima, Peru
Cuba Leodannis Martínez Canada Jason Ho-shue
Canada Nyl Yakura
21–23, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

Pan Am Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico, Aguascalientes, Mexico Guatemala Kevin Cordón 21–11, 22–20 Gold Gold
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium, Guatemala City, Guatemala Brazil Ygor Coelho de Oliveira 17–21, 7–21 Bronze Bronze
2017 Sports City Coliseum, Havana, Cuba Brazil Ygor Coelho de Oliveira 21–12, 16–21, 10–21 Silver Silver
2014 Markham Pan Am Centre, Toronto, Canada United States Bjorn Seguin 19–21, 21–14, 21–13 Gold Gold
2013 Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic United States Sattawat Pongnairat 17–21, 21–6, 21–16 Gold Gold
2012 Coliseo Manuel Bonilla, Lima, Peru Guatemala Kevin Cordón 20–22, 10–21 Silver Silver

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico,
Aguascalientes, Mexico
Cuba Leodannis Martínez Canada Jason Ho-shue
Canada Nyl Yakura
11–21, 22–20, 10–21 Silver Silver

Central American and Caribbean Games[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Coliseo Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia Guatemala Kevin Cordon 16–21, 21–14, 23–25 Silver Silver
2014 Omega Complex, Veracruz, Mexico Guatemala Kevin Cordon 22–20, 13–21, 22–24 Silver Silver

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Coliseo Universidad del Norte,
Barranquilla, Colombia
Cuba Leodannis Martínez Jamaica Gareth Henry
Jamaica Samuel O’Brien Ricketts
12–21, 21–11, 19–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Coliseo Universidad del Norte,
Barranquilla, Colombia
Cuba Adriana Artiz Cuba Leodannis Martínez
Cuba Tahimara Oropesa
18–21, 21–17, 21–19 Gold Gold
2014 Omega Complex,
Veracruz, Mexico
Cuba Tahimara Oropesa Mexico Job Castillo
Mexico Sabrina Solis
16–21, 21–14, 21–13 Gold Gold

Pan Am Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico United States Howard Shu 21–13, 21–10 Gold Gold

BWF International Challenge/Series (33 titles, 16 runners-up)[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2019 Mexico Future Series Mexico Lino Muñoz 20–22, 21–18, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Santo Domingo Open Italy Rosario Maddaloni 21–13, 19–21, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Peru International Guatemala Kevin Cordon 20–22, 21–14, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Suriname International Canada Brian Yang 21–12, 17–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Santo Domingo Open Mexico Luis Ramon Garrido 12–21, 21–16, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Giraldilla International Italy Rosario Maddaloni 21–15, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Chile International Czech Republic Jan Frohlich 14–21, 21–8, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Giraldilla International Austria Luka Wraber 21–16, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Guatemala International Guatemala Kevin Cordon Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Suriname International United States Howard Shu 21–11, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Internacional Mexicano Spain Ernesto Velazquez 13–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Chile International Turkey Ramazan Ozturk 21–9, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Giraldilla International United States Howard Shu 21–16, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Santo Domingo Open Austria David Obernosterer 16–21, 21–16, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Suriname International Czech Republic Jan Frohlich 21–7 Retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Brazil International Sweden Henri Hurskainen 6–11, 7–11, 6–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Venezuela International Brazil Daniel Paiola 21–13, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Peru International United States Hock Lai Lee 21–17, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Internacional Mexicano Brazil Daniel Paiola 21–16, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Suriname International Czech Republic Jan Frohlich 21–11, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Santo Domingo Open United States Howard Shu 21–16, 21–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Brazil International Chinese Taipei Yang Chih-hsun 21–8, 18–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Guatemala International Guatemala Rodolfo Ramirez 10–21, 23–25 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Venezuela International Guatemala Humblers Heymard 21–14, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Peru International Israel Misha Zilbermann 17–21, 21–13, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Giraldilla International Czech Republic Jan Frohlich 21–19, 21–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Suriname International Israel Misha Zilberman 21–16, 18–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Venezuela International United States Ilian Perez 21–17, 17–21, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Peru International Malaysia Tan Chun Seang 15–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Giraldilla International Jamaica Charles Pyne 21–17, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Giraldilla International Indonesia Arief Gifar Ramadhan 19–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Internacional Mexicano New Zealand Bjorn Seguin 17–21, 21–19, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Giraldilla International Cuba Alexander Hernandez 21–13, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Peru International Japan Kimihiro Yamaguchi 16–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Santo Domingo Open Cuba Leodannis Martínez Brazil Fabrício Farias
Brazil Francielton Farias
21–19, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Mexico Future Series Cuba Leodannis Martínez Mexico Andrés López
Mexico Luis Armando Montoya Navarro
21–13, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Peru Future Series Cuba Leodannis Martínez Peru Mario Cuba
Peru Diego Mini
21–14, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Guatemala International Cuba Leodannis Martínez Guatemala Rubén Castellanos
Guatemala Aníbal Marroquín
12–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Giraldilla International Cuba Leodannis Martínez Cuba Lazaro Yovani Madera Padrino
Cuba Ernesto Reyes
21–10, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Santo Domingo Open Cuba Leodannis Martínez Dominican Republic Therry Aquino
Dominican Republic Reimi Starling Cabrera Rosario
21–12, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Giraldilla International Cuba Leodannis Martínez Italy Lukas Osele
Italy Kevin Strobl
21–11, 22–24, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Venezuela International Cuba Ronald Toledo Guatemala Ruben Castellanos
Guatemala Adams Rodriguez
18–21, 21–8, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Mexico Future Series Cuba Tahimara Oropeza Mexico Luis Armando Montoya Navarro
Mexico Vanessa Karmine Villalobos Vázquez
22–20, 15–21, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Peru Future Series Cuba Tahimara Oropeza United States Vinson Chiu
United States Breanna Chi
20–22, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Giraldilla International Cuba Adriana Artiz Cuba Leodannis Martínez
Cuba Tahimara Oropeza
21–13, 13–21, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Jamaica International Cuba Yeily Ortiz Cuba Leodannis Martínez
Cuba Tahimara Oropeza
22–20, 21–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Santo Domingo Open Cuba Adriana Artiz Cuba Leodannis Martínez
Cuba Tahimara Oropeza
11–21, 21–13, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Giraldilla International Cuba Tahimara Oropeza Peru Andrés Corpancho
Peru Luz Maria Zornoza
21–16, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Giraldilla International Cuba Solángel Guzmán Cuba Alexander Hernandez
Cuba Maria L Hernandez
17–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Cuba Climbs in Medal Standings of Pan American Games of Guadalajara". 21 October 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Osleni Guerrero cae en su segunda presentación". Juventud Rebelde. 2016-08-14. Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  4. ^ "D'Souza Upsets Guerrero – Pan Am Games 2015 - Badminton World Federation". Bwfbadminton.org. 2015-07-15. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  5. ^ "PAN AM CHAMPS – Cuba's 1st to Guerrero; 3 more to Canada". Badzine.net. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
  6. ^ "Osleni Guerrero makes history in Badminton | OnCuba". Oncubamagazine.com. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
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  13. ^ "Osleni Guerrero to Defend Title in International Badminton Tourney". Cadenagramonte.cu. 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2016-05-16.
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