Eugenia Tanaka (born 9 March 1987 in Kisaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia) is an Indonesian-born Australian badminton player.[1] At the age of fourteen, Tanaka moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she started playing badminton, and obtained a dual citizenship.[2] Tanaka is also a member of Badminton Academy of Victoria, and is coached and trained by Ricky Yu.[3]

Eugenia Tanaka
Personal information
Nickname(s)U.G.
Country Australia
Born (1987-03-09) 9 March 1987 (age 32)
Kisaran, North Sumatra,
Indonesia
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
CoachRicky Yu
BWF profile

Tanaka qualified for the women's doubles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by placing fifteenth and receiving a continental spot for Oceania from the Badminton World Federation's ranking list. Tanaka and her partner Tania Luiz lost the preliminary round match to Japanese pair Miyuki Maeda and Satoko Suetsuna, with a score of 4–21 and 8–21.[4][5]

AchievementsEdit

Oceania ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Ken Kay Badminton Stadium,
Ballarat, Australia
  Ann-Louise Slee   Leanne Choo
  Renuga Veeran
16–21, 13–21   Silver
2008 Nouméa, New Caledonia   Tania Luiz   Michelle Chan
  Rachel Hindley
10–21, 10–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Ken Kay Badminton Stadium,
Ballarat, Australia
  Raymond Tam   Glenn Warfe
  Leanne Choo
21–17, 21–19   Gold

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Miami Pan Am International   Tania Luiz   Cristina Aicardi
  Claudia Rivero
21–13, 21–13   Winner
2008 Peru International   Tania Luiz   Erin Carroll
  Leisha Cooper
21–23, 21–17, 21–13   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Auckland International   Chad Whitehead   Glenn Warfe
  Renuga Veeran
12–21, 15–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Eugenia Tanaka". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Eugenia Tanaka: Sweat and sacrifice for Badminton glory". ABC News Australia. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  3. ^ Barlow, Karen (23 June 2008). "Badminton team faces tough fight for Olympic medals". ABC News Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's Doubles Round of 16". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Luiz and Tanaka bow out in badminton". ABC News Australia. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

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