Travelling 9,000 kilometres from Winnipeg, Man. to Tokyo, Japan to play in one’s first para-badminton tournament in 18 months might seem like a daunting prospect to some.
Many of the teams participating in badminton this week at the North American Indigenous Games had never met before arriving in Toronto.
But that’s not the case for cousins Davidee Kudluarok and Mike Kavik, the 16U males double team from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut.
Athletes often cite experience playing with each other as an answer to why they’re able to work so well together.
Hockey players, for instance, often make blind passes, made possible by a sixth sense of just knowing where their teammate will be at any given time.
The Atos Markham Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre opened its doors in November and has since hosted many test tournaments and regional competitions. It is to be handed over to Pan Am officials May 17, according to organizers.
Four years ago, this story may not have been possible. That’s because Michelle Li was a different person then, and certainly wasn’t the mini-celebrity she is today. When Li and her doubles partner Alex Bruce…
Badminton players from across the province descended upon Centennial College this past weekend as the school hosted the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association’s badminton championships.