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Adrian Liu (born September 17, 1983) is a male Canadian badminton player from Prince Rupert, British Columbia. He has been the top ranked men's individual and doubles player on the continent and a contender in major international competitions. He is a National champion in men's doubles and has won several international titles since 2010.[1]

Adrian Liu
Personal information
Birth nameAdrian Steven Liu
Country Canada
Born (1983-09-17) September 17, 1983 (age 35)
Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking25 (MD) October 3, 2011
33 (XD) October 20, 2011
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

Liu is one of the leaders of the Canadian badminton team. With partner Derrick Ng, the two are a force to be reckoned with in men's doubles in Pan American competition.[2] One of the highlights was winning bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games.[3] In 2014 the duo won the Pan American Championships, defeating the top seeds in the final. They successfully defended their titles from 2013 and 2012 when they had been the number one seeds. Liu's career-high doubles ranking is 25th, achieved in 2011.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

His parents are Steven and Katherine Liu and his younger sister Giselle. Liu who is of Chinese descent started playing badminton recretionally at aged 16, and began training fulltime at 22 under coach Ronne Runtulalo. He graduated from Langara College in 2007 with a diploma in Human Kinetics.[2][4]

AchievementsEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Multipurpose Gymnasium,
Guadalajara, Mexico
  Derrick Ng   Halim Ho
  Sattawat Pongnairat
20–22, 14–21   Bronze

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Markham Pan Am Centre,
Markham, Canada
  Derrick Ng   Phillip Chew
  Sattawat Pongnairat
21–15, 21–13   Gold
2013 Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  Derrick Ng   Kevin Li
  Nyl Yakura
17–21, 21–6, 21–16   Gold
2012 Coliseo Manuel Bonilla, Miraflores,
Lima, Peru
  Derrick Ng   Daniel Paiola
  Alex Yuwan Tjong
21–9, 21–9   Gold
2010 Clube Curitibano,
Curitiba, Brazil
  Derrick Ng   Sameera Gunatileka
  Vincent Nguy
20–22, 19–21   Bronze
2008 Club de Regatas,
Lima, Peru
  Derrick Ng   Kevin Cordon
  Rodolfo Ramirez
17–21, 21–13, 14–21   Bronze

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Clube Curitibano,
Curitiba, Brazil
  Joycelyn Ko   Toby Ng
  Grace Gao
21–19, 13–21, 18–21   Bronze
2008 Club de Regatas,
Lima, Peru
  Michelle Li   Toby Ng
  Valerie Loker
14–21, 15–21   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Canada Open   Toby Ng   Manu Attri
  B. Sumeeth Reddy
8-21, 14-21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Chile International Challenge   Derrick Ng   Phillip Chew
  Sattawat Pongnairat
21–13, 20–22, 21–15   Winner
2014 USA International   Derrick Ng   Takuro Hoki
  Yugo Kobayashi
17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2013 Canadian International   Derrick Ng   Hsu Jui-ting
  Tien Jen-chieh
14–21, 21–17, 16–21   Runner-up
2012 Tahiti International   Derrick Ng   Ross Smith
  Glenn Warfe
23–21, 21–13   Winner
2012 Peru International   Derrick Ng   Howard Bach
  Tony Gunawan
21–13, 13–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2011 Canadian International   Derrick Ng   Hugo Arthuso
  Daniel Paiola
21–7, 21–15   Winner
2011 Puerto Rico International   Derrick Ng   Francoise Bourret
  Kevin Li
21–9, 21–16   Winner
2011 Guatemala International   Derrick Ng   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2011 Peru International   Derrick Ng   Howard Bach
  Tony Gunawan
10–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2010 Santo Domingo Open   Derrick Ng   Kevin Cordon
  Rodolfo Ramirez
18–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2010 Brazil International   Derrick Ng   Didit Juang Indrianto
  Seiko Wahyu Kusdianto
16–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2010 Guatemala International   Derrick Ng   Kevin Cordon
  Rodolfo Ramirez
23–21, 22–20   Winner
2010 Peru International   Derrick Ng   Hajime Komiyama
  Hiroyuki Saeki
21–18, 10–21, 22–20   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Puerto Rico International   Joycelyn Ko   Toby Ng
  Grace Gao
15–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2010 Santo Domingo Open   Joycelyn Ko   Toby Ng
  Grace Gao
22–20, 14–21, 10–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ClearOne Badminton Centre - Adrian Liu". www.clearonebadminton.com. Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  2. ^ a b c "Athletes: Adrian Liu". olympic.ca. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  3. ^ "Canada takes gold in women's doubles badminton at Pan Ams". www.theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  4. ^ "Should the Olympics knock off the racket?". www.globaltimes.cn. Retrieved 2017-05-03.

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