Victoria Na

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Victoria Na
Personal information
Country  Australia
Born (1991-03-23) 23 March 1991 (age 26)
Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Handedness Right
Women's singles & mixed doubles
Highest ranking 71 (WS) 29 November 2012
55 (XD) 31 January 2013
BWF profile

Victoria "Vicky" Na (born 23 March 1991) is an Australian badminton player. She is from Indonesian and Thai descent. She has won an Australian age national championship and participated in several international badminton competitions. Na made her Australian national badminton team debut in 2011 and has been named to the Australian 2012 Summer Olympics badminton team. She is currently ranked number 1 nationally (female).

Personal[edit]

Nicknamed Vicky, Na was born on 23 March 1991 in Carlton, Victoria and as of 2012 lives in Glen Waverley, Victoria.[1][2] She is 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) tall and weighs 60 kilograms (130 lb).[1] She attended Mount View Primary School, and then went on to high school at Wesley College (Victoria). She then completed her final high school years at Haileybury Girls College.[1][2] As of 2012 she is working on a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts at RMIT, starting her degree in 2009.[1]

Career[edit]

Na plays singles women's badminton for the Badminton Academy of Victoria, located in Kilsyth, Victoria.[1] She started competing in the sport in 2000 as a nine-year-old, and has always been coached by her father Kobeng Na.[1]

In 2005, Na won the Australian junior national championships in the under-15 singles class.[1] In 2007, she won the under-17 singles class at the Australasian Junior Championships.[1] In 2009, she won the under-19 singles class at the Australasian Junior Championships.[1] She finished first at the 2011 Ethiopia International 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the singles competition.[1] She finished second at the 2012 Thomas Cup Preliminaries — Oceania in Ballarat, Australia in the team event.[1] She finished first at the 2012 Uber Cup Preliminaries — Oceania in Ballarat, Australia in the team event.[1] At the 2012 Yonex Australian Open Grand Prix Gold in Sydney, Australia in the singles event, she finished seventeenth.[1] At the 2012 Air Tahiti Nui International Challenge in Punaauia, French Polynesia she finished ninth in the singles event.[1] At the 2012 Thomas & Uber Cup in Wuhan China, she finished 9th in the team competition.[1] In June 2012, she was scheduled to participate in a badminton international event in Auckland, New Zealand ahead of the Olympics where she will have a bye in the first round.[2][3][4] In round two, she will meet Ching Chieh Tai from Chinese Taipei.[2]

National team[edit]

Na made her national team debut in 2011.[1] At the 2012 Oceania Championships in Ballarat, Australia, she finished third in the singles event and first in the team event.[1] In June 2012, she was named to Australia's badminton team for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2][5][6] The Games was her first Olympic appearance.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Oceania Championships[edit]

Women's Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2012 Ken Kay Badminton Stadium,
Ballarat, Australia
Australia Verdet Kessler 17-21, 22-24 Bronze Bronze

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Ken Kay Badminton Stadium,
Ballarat, Australia
Australia Luke Chong Australia Raymond Tam
Australia Eugenia Tanaka
21-23, 18-21 Bronze Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Ethiopia International South Africa Stacey Doubell 21-13, 15-21, 21-14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Zimbabwe International Austria Claudia Mayer 21-18, 17-21, 19-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Namibia International Austria Claudia Mayer 25-27, 21-17, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Counties Manukau International United States Karyn Velez 12-21, 15-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Altona International United States Karyn Velez 22-24, 17-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Auckland International Australia Luke Chong England Tom Armstrong
England Tracey Hallam
11-21, 7-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Zimbabwe International Australia Luke Chong Zimbabwe Lawrence Mdege
Zimbabwe Kudzai Panganai
21-3, 21-6 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Namibia International Australia Luke Chong Egypt Abdelrahman Kashkal
Egypt Hadia Hosny
14-21, 21-16, 20-22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "London 2012 - Victoria Na". Australian Olympic Committee. 23 March 1991. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "SOTX Auckland International 2012 - General". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2012-06-19.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "anothersource3" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Badminton: Internationals return to Auckland - Sport - NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Hallam features in Auckland International - Oceania Badminton Confederation". SportingPulse. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  5. ^ "Australian Olympic badminton team named". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  6. ^ "Aussies name badminton line-up". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-19.