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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.[1]

Anna Rice
Personal information
Birth nameAnna Kathleen Rice
Country Canada
Born (1980-08-19) 19 August 1980 (age 38)
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's singles & doubles
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

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.[2] She was two times Olympian and five times National Champion.[1]

In Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, in women's doubles with partner Denyse Julien. They were defeated by Saralee Thungthongkam and Sathinee Chankrachangwong of Thailand.[3] 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.[4]

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.

AchievementsEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2003 UASD Pavilion,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  Nigella Saunders 13–15, 10–15   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 UASD Pavilion,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  Denyse Julien   Charmaine Reid
  Helen Nichol
7–11, 11–3, 8–11   Silver

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2009 Coliseo Olímpico de la Universidad,
Guadalajara, Mexico
  Joycelin Ko 21–17, 21–14   Gold
2007 Calgary Winter Club,
Calgary, Canada
  Claudia Rivero 21–16, 21–11   Gold
2005 Saint Michael,
Bridgetown, Barbados
  Charmaine Reid 8–11, 10–13   Silver

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.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2009 U.S. Open   Mona Santoso 21–17, 21–9   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Nigeria International   Denyse Julien   Felicity Gallup
  Joanne Muggeridge
12–15, 6–15   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Anna Rice, two-time Olympian and five-time Canadian National Badminton Champion". Leading Moms. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Anna Rice Bio". Badminton Central. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Olympics Day 3 - Badminton". Getty Images. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Beijing Olympics 2008 Badminton Results". Badminton Information. Retrieved 5 January 2018.

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