Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori

Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori (born 1 June 1997) is a Nigerian badminton player.[2] He started playing badminton together with his brother in 2005, and later he was selected to join Nigeria senior national team in 2017.[3] Opeyori won the African Championships and African Games in the singles event in 2019.[4][5]

Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori
Personal information
CountryNigeria
Born (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 23)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight65 kg (143 lb)[1]
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking101 (MS 5 November 2019)
52 (MD 17 March 2020)
Current ranking109 (MS), 52 (MD) (17 March 2020)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

African GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Ain Chock Indoor Sports Center, Casablanca, Morocco   Georges Julien Paul 21–16, 21–17   Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Ain Chock Indoor Sports Center,
Casablanca, Morocco
  Godwin Olofua   Aatish Lubah
  Georges Julien Paul
9–21, 18–21   Silver

African ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2020 Cairo Stadium Hall 2, Cairo, Egypt   Georges Julien Paul 21–16, 16–21, 21–23   Silver
2019 Alfred Diete-Spiff Centre, Port Harcourt, Nigeria   Godwin Olofua 21–17, 16–21, 21–17   Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Cairo Stadium Hall 2,
Cairo, Egypt
  Godwin Olofua   Aatish Lubah
  Georges Julien Paul
14–21, 25–27   Bronze
2019 Alfred Diete-Spiff Centre,
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  Godwin Olofua   Koceila Mammeri
  Youcef Sabri Medel
21–18, 16–21, 16–21   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series (6 titles, 8 runners-up)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2020 Kenya International   Chirag Sen 18–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2018 Zambia International   Ade Resky Dwicahyo 11–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2017 Côte d'Ivoire International   Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik 21–18, 21–16   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Kenya International   Godwin Olofua   Kathiravun Concheepuran Manivannan
  Santosh Gajendran
12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2020 Uganda International   Godwin Olofua   Tarun Kona
  Shivam Sharma
15–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2019 Cameroon International   Godwin Olofua   Adham Hatem Elgamal
  Ahmed Salah
21–12, 11–21, 21–11   Winner
2019 Ghana International   Godwin Olofua   Arjun M. R.
  Ramchandran Shlok
11–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2019 Côte d'Ivoire International   Godwin Olofua   Adham Hatem Elgamal
  Ahmed Salah
20–22, 19–21   Runner-up
2019 Benin International   Godwin Olofua   Aravind Kongara
  Venkatesh Prasad
21–19, 21–19   Winner
2019 Uganda International   Godwin Olofua   Siddharth Jakhar
  Ahmed Salah
21–18, 21–11   Winner
2018 Zambia International   Godwin Olofua   Ade Resky Dwicahyo
  Azmy Qowimuramadhoni
19–21, 21–18, 11–21   Runner-up
2018 Côte d'Ivoire International   Godwin Olofua   Mathias Pedersen
  Jonathan Persson
21–14, 21–19   Winner
2017 Lagos International   Godwin Olofua   Manu Attri
  B. Sumeeth Reddy
13–21, 15–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Zambia International   Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan   Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik
  Domou Amro
21–19, 23–21   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Athlete Profile:Opeyori Anuoluwapo Juwon". Rabat 2019. Archived from the original on 14 June 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Players: Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  3. ^ Ngobua, David (9 May 2020). "Anuoluwa Opeyori: I want to qualify for Tokyo Olympics to inspire upcoming badminton players". www.dailytrust.com.ng. Daily Trust. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  4. ^ Etchells, Daniel (28 April 2019). "Nigeria's Opeyori and Adesokan claim singles titles at All-African Badminton Championships". www.insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  5. ^ "AFRICAN GAMES 2019: ANUOLUWAPO OPEYORI WINS GOLD AS TEAM NIGERIA EMERGE OVERALL CHAMPIONS". badmintonnigeria.org. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2020.

External linksEdit

Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com