Anna Kathleen Rice (born 19 August 1980, in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a badminton player from Canada. She attended Handsworth Secondary School, and completed a B.A. from the University of British Columbia.
|Birth name||Anna Kathleen Rice|
|Born||19 August 1980|
North Vancouver, British Columbia
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Event||Women's singles & doubles|
In 1999, she represented British Columbia competed at the Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, clinched the women's singles title and runner-up in the women's doubles. In 2000, Rice moved to Denmark to play in the Danish Club League and to train at the International Badminton Academy under coach Michael Kjeldsen. She was two times Olympian and five times National Champion.
In Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, in women's doubles with partner Denyse Julien. They were defeated by Saralee Thungthongkam and Sathinee Chankrachangwong of Thailand. She also competed in Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics and was a round-of-16 finalist, being the first North American player to do so. In Beijing 2008, she competed in the singles event. She reached the third round beat Eva Lee of USA, Jeanine Cicognini of Switzerland, and she defeated by Lu Lan in straight games.
She won the Canadian National Championships in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010. She has also won the US Open title in 2009 and Pan American women's singles champion in 2007 and 2009. She also won two silver medals at the 2003 Pan American Games in the women's singles and doubles event. Rice participated in the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, reaching the quarter finals in 2010. Her highest world ranking was 18, the highest in Canadian history until Michelle Li achieved a ranking of 11.
Rice is coached by Julia Chen and Michael Kjeldsen. She now focuses her time directing the coaching program and offering badminton lessons at Badminton Vancouver as well as coaching online through Better Badminton.
Pan American GamesEdit
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Nigella Saunders||13–15, 10–15||Silver|
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Denyse Julien|| Charmaine Reid
|7–11, 11–3, 8–11||Silver|
Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit
|2009||Coliseo Olímpico de la Universidad,
|Joycelin Ko||21–17, 21–14||Gold|
|2007||Calgary Winter Club,
|Claudia Rivero||21–16, 21–11||Gold|
|Charmaine Reid||8–11, 10–13||Silver|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2009||U.S. Open||Mona Santoso||21–17, 21–9||Winner|
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2009||Puerto Rico International||Maja Tvrdy||13–21, 21–12, 21–13||Winner|
|2009||Santo Domingo Open||Maja Tvrdy||19–21, 23–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2007||Bulgarian International||Petya Nedelcheva||19–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2007||Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse||Tracey Hallam||18–21, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2006||Portugal International||Yuan Wemyss||9–21 Retired||Runner-up|
|2005||Miami International||Yuan Wemyss||3–11, 5–11||Runner-up|
|2005||Peru International||Yuan Wemyss||11–2, 1–11, 5–11||Runner-up|
|2003||Nigeria International||Nigella Saunders||11–3, 11–5||Winner|
|2001||Auckland International||Lenny Permana||5–7, 1–7, 0–7||Runner-up|
|2003||Nigeria International||Denyse Julien|| Felicity Gallup
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- "Anna Rice Bio". Badminton Central. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- "Olympics Day 3 - Badminton". Getty Images. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
- "Beijing Olympics 2008 Badminton Results". Badminton Information. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
- Anna Rice at the Canadian Olympic Committee
- Anna Rice at the International Olympic Committee
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Anna Rice". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- Anna Rice on Real Champions
- Official website
- Anna Rice at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com