Chris Dednam

Christoffel Cornelius Dednam (born 8 August 1983) is a badminton player from South Africa.[1] Dednam was the gold medallists at the 2003 All-Africa Games in the mixed doubles event, and in 2007 in the men's doubles event. He competed at the 2004, 2008 Olympic Games, and at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.[2] Dednam played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, losing in the round of 32 to Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand. He also competed in mixed doubles with partner Antoinette Uys. They lost to Tsai Chia-Hsin and Cheng Wen-Hsing of Chinese Taipei in the round of 32. At the 2008 Olympics, he played in the men's doubles event with his brother Roelof Dednam, but the duo was defeated by Howard Bach and Khan Bob Malaythong of United States in the first round.[3]

Chris Dednam
Personal information
Full nameChristoffel Cornelius Dednam
Country South Africa
Born (1983-08-08) 8 August 1983 (age 37)
Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking327 (MS 22 October 2009)
130 (MD 15 October 2010
144 (XD 15 October 2009)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

All-Africa GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Salle OMS El Biar,
Algiers, Algeria
  Roelof Dednam   Dorian James
  Willem Viljoen
21–10, 21–15   Gold
2003 Indoor Sports Halls National Stadium,
Abuja, Nigeria
  Johan Kleingeld   Greg Okuonghae
  Ibrahim Adamu
  Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Indoor Sports Halls National Stadium,
Abuja, Nigeria
  Antoinette Uys   Stewart Carson
  Michelle Edwards
  Gold

African ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Badminton Rose Hill, Rose Hill, Mauritius   Eli Mambwe 18–21, 23–21, 22–24   Bronze
2006 Algiers, Algeria     Bronze
2004 National Badminton Centre, Rose Hill, Mauritius   Olivier Fossy 12–15, 12–15   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Enrico James   Jinkan Bulus
  Ola Fagbemi
8–21, 19–21   Bronze
2009 Moi International Sports Complex, Nairobi, Kenya   Dorian James   Jinkan Bulus
  Ola Fagbemi
13–21, 14–21   Silver
2007 Stadium Badminton Rose Hill, Rose Hill, Mauritius   Roelof Dednam   Georgie Cupidon
  Steve Malcouzane
21–17, 21–16   Gold
2006 Algiers, Algeria   Roelof Dednam   Dorian James
  Willem Viljoen
  Gold
2004 National Badminton Centre, Rose Hill, Mauritius   Johan Kleingeld   Dotun Akinsanya
  Abimbola Odejoke
15–2, 15–6   Gold
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Johan Kleingeld   Stephan Beeharry
  Denis Constantin
  Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Stadium Badminton Rose Hill, Rose Hill, Mauritius   Michelle Edwards   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
16–21, 21–11, 15–21   Silver
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Antoinette Uys   Johan Kleingeld
  Chantal Botts
  Gold

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2001 South Africa International   Denis Constantin 6–15, 4–15   Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 South Africa International   Enrico James   Dorian James
  Willem Viljoen
19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2010 South Africa International   Roelof Dednam   Dorian James
  Willem Viljoen
21–14, 21–18   Winner
2009 Kenya International   Dorian James   Jinkan Ifraimu
  Ola Fagbemi
21–14, 21–13   Winner
2008 South Africa International   Roelof Dednam   Dorian James
  Willem Viljoen
16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2007 South Africa International   Roelof Dednam   Dorian James
  Willem Viljoen
12–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2007 Mauritius International   Roelof Dednam   Jochen Cassel
  Thomas Tesche
13–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2006 Mauritius International   Roelof Dednam   Dorian James
  Willem Viljoen
13–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2005 South Africa International   Roelof Dednam   Ibrahim Adamu
  Greg Okuonghae
7–15, 15–3, 15–10   Winner
2005 Kenya International   Roelof Dednam   Jan Fröhlich
  Jan Vondra
11–15, 4–15   Runner-up
2002 South Africa International   Johan Kleingeld   Stewart Carson
  Dorian James
7–7, 7–0, 7–5   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 South Africa International   Annari Viljoen   Enrico James
  Stacey Doubell
22–20, 11–21, 21–14   Winner
2010 South Africa International   Annari Viljoen   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
14–21, 21–10, 21–13   Winner
2009 Kenya International   Michelle Edwards   Dorian James
  Annari Viljoen
21–11, 21–13   Winner
2008 South Africa International   Michelle Edwards   Stephan Beeharry
  Shama Aboobakar
21–17, 21–12   Winner
2008 Mauritius International   Annari Viljoen   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
16–21, 21–15, 11–21   Runner-up
2007 South Africa International   Annari Viljoen   Willem Viljoen
  Jade Morgan
21–14, 12–21, 21–15   Winner
2007 Mauritius International   Michelle Edwards   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
21–9, 21–17   Winner
2002 South Africa International   Antoinette Uys   Dean Potgieter
  Chantal Botts
5–5, 7–1, 7–2   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chris Dednam's Athletes Profile". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  2. ^ "New coach Dednam on badminton's way forward". Team SA. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Chris Dednam Biography and Olympic Record". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 27 December 2009.

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