Denis Constantin

Denis Constantin (born 29 July 1980) is a former Mauritian badminton player, and later represented Australia.[1][2] He was the men's singles gold medallist at the 2000 African Championships, and in the men's doubles event partnered with Eddy Clarisse.[3] He then defend the men's doubles gold in 2002 partnered with Stephan Beeharry.[4] Constantin competed for Mauritius at the 1998, and 2002 Commonwealth Games, also at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[5][6] He was awarded Athlete of the Month by the Mauritius Sports Council in June 2001.[7] Constantin graduated from the La Trobe University in Melbourne, and now work as physiotherapists.[8]

Denis Constantin
Personal information
Country Australia
Born (1980-07-29) 29 July 1980 (age 40)
Curepipe, Plaines Wilhems District, Mauritius
ResidenceQueensland, Australia
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
EventMen's singles & doubles
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

African ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Abimbola Odejoke 5–7, 6–8, 7–2   Bronze
2000 Bauchi, Nigeria   Ola Fagbemi 15–11, 15–8   Gold
1998 Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Mauritius   Johan Kleingeld 15–8, 4–15, 6–15   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Stephan Beeharry   Johan Kleingeld
  Chris Dednam
  Gold
2000 Bauchi, Nigeria   Eddy Clarisse   Dotun Akinsanya
  Abimbola Odejoke
15–2, 15–8   Gold
1998 Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Mauritius   Stephan Beeharry   Gavin Polmans
  Neale Woodroffe
6–15, 15–10, 15–17   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Bauchi, Nigeria   Selvon Marudamuthu   Abimbola Odejoke
  Bridget Ibenero
15–5, 16–17, 12–15   Silver

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2001 South Africa International   Chris Dednam 15–6, 15–4   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 South Africa International   Stephan Beeharry   Geenesh Dussain
  Yogeshsingh Mahadnac
15–13, 17–16   Winner
1999 Fiji International   Peter Blackburn   Geoffrey Bellingham
  Daniel Shirley
15–13, 15–12   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Denis Constantin". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Ile Maurice: Badminton - Sélection nationale : Denis Constantin se désiste". allafrica.com (in French). L'Express. Archived from the original on 4 February 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Nigeria: When Bauchi Played Host to Badminton". allafrica.com. This Day. Archived from the original on 4 February 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  4. ^ "BADMINTON : Championnats d'Afrique, Smashing Mauritius !" (in French). Le Mauricien. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Denis Constantin". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Denis Constantin". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Winners of Allsport Awards". Mauritius Sports Council. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Denis Constantin". Physio Plus. Retrieved 24 March 2018.

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