Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan

Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan (born 5 July 1998) is Nigerian badminton player.[3][4]

Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan
Personal information
Country Nigeria
Born (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 (age 22)
Ogun, Nigeria[1]
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Weight60 kg (132 lb)[2]
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking77 (WS 11 February 2020)
82 (WD 17 September 2019)
132 (XD 17 July 2014)
Current ranking82 (WS), 91 (WD) (18 February 2020)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

In 2014, she won bronze medals at the African Badminton Championships in women's singles and mixed doubles event, and silver medal in mixed team event.[5] In June, she won Lagos International tournament in women's doubles events.[6]

In 2019, she competed at the African Games, won a mixed team gold, also two silver medals in the women's singles and doubles events.[2]

AchievementsEdit

African GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Ain Chock Indoor Sports Center, Casablanca, Morocco   Johanita Scholtz 19–21, 18–21   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Ain Chock Indoor Sports Center,
Casablanca, Morocco
  Uchechukwu Deborah Ukeh   Doha Hany
  Hadia Hosny
9–21, 16–21   Silver

African ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2020 Cairo Stadium Hall 2, Cairo, Egypt   Kate Foo Kune 19–21, 16–21   Silver
2019 Alfred Diete-Spiff Centre, Port Harcourt, Nigeria   Kate Foo Kune 21–12, 21–13   Gold
2018 Salle OMS Harcha Hacéne, Algiers, Algeria   Kate Foo Kune 16–21, 19–21   Silver
2017 John Barrable Hall, Benoni, South Africa   Hadia Hosny 21–13, 19–21, 13–21   Bronze
2014 Lobatse Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana   Grace Gabriel 4–21, 15–21   Bronze

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Cairo Stadium Hall 2,
Cairo, Egypt
  Uchechukwu Deborah Ukeh   Doha Hany
  Hadia Hosny
14–21, 17–21   Silver
2019 Alfred Diete-Spiff Centre,
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  Uchechukwu Deborah Ukeh   Amin Yop Christopher
  Chineye Ibere
21–14, 20–22, 21–17   Gold
2017 John Barrable Hall,
Benoni, South Africa
  Zainab Momoh   Doha Hany
  Hadia Hosny
4–21, 26–24, 18–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Lobatse Stadium,
Gaborone, Botswana
  Ola Fagbemi   Willem Viljoen
  Michelle Butler Emmett
17–21, 16–21   Bronze

African Youth GamesEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Otse Police College, Gaborone, Botswana   Janke van der Vyver 21–12, 21–15   Gold

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Otse Police College,
Gaborone, Botswana
  Uchechukwu Deborah Ukeh   Shaama Sandooyeea
  Aurélie Allet
21–15, 21–15   Gold

BWF International Challenge/Series (12 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2019 Zambia International   Doha Hany 20–22, 21–18, 21–18   Winner
2019 Cameroon International   Sorayya Aghaei 19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2018 South Africa International   Domou Amro 22–20, 21–12   Winner
2018 Zambia International   Ogar Siamupangila 21–18, 21–15   Winner
2018 Côte d'Ivoire International   Chineye Ibere 21–10, 21–12   Winner
2017 Benin International   Uchechukwu Deborah Ukeh 21–7, 21–18   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Ghana International   Uchechukwu Deborah Ukeh   K. Maneesha
  Rutaparna Panda
11–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2017 Benin International   Tosin Damilola Atolagbe   Peace Orji
  Uchechukwu Deborah Ukeh
21–18, 16–21, 21–12   Winner
2014 Lagos International   Maria Braimoh   Tosin Damilola Atolagbe
  Fatima Azeez
21–19, 22–20   Winner
2014 Uganda International   Augustina Ebhomien Sunday   Tosin Damilola Atolagbe
  Fatima Azeez
21–14, 9–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Mauritius International   Grace Gabriel   Elme De Villiers
  Sandra Le Grange
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Kenya International   Grace Gabriel   Shamim Bangi
  Margaret Nankabirwa
21–18, 21–9   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Zambia International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Bahaedeen Ahmad Alshannik
  Domou Amro
21–19, 23–21   Winner
2018 Côte d'Ivoire International   Clement Krobakpo   Kalombo Mulenga
  Ogar Siamupangila
21–9, 21–15   Winner
2014 Nigeria International   Ola Fagbemi   Jinkan Ifraimu Bulus
  Susan Ideh
11–8, 4–11, 11–7, 10–11, 8–11   Runner-up
2014 Uganda International   Ola Fagbemi   Enejoh Abah
  Tosin Damilola Atolagbe
15–21, 21–10, 21–18   Winner
2013 Nigeria International   Ola Fagbemi   Enejoh Abah
  Tosin Damilola Atolagbe
21–12, 21–17   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Badminton: Dorcas Adesokan for training tour in Denmark". Nigerian Pilot. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Athlete Profile: Adesokan Dorcas Ajoke". Rabat 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Players: Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Paul and Adesokan; Africa's Best Juniors". bcabadminton.org. Badminton Confederation of Africa. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Host Win Women's and Mixed Doubles". bcabadminton.org. Badminton Confederation of Africa. Retrieved 14 October 2016.

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