Georgie Cupidon

Georgie Winsley Cupidon (born November 10, 1981) is a badminton player from Seychelles. He competed in badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles with Juliette Ah-Wan and they were defeated in the first round by Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Kostiuczyk.[1] He carried the national flag at the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.[3] Together with Ah-Wan, he won the gold medals at the 2006 and 2007 African Championships, also at the 2007 All-Africa Games. He competed in four consecutive Commonwealth Games from 2002 to 2014.[4]

Georgie Cupidon
Personal information
Birth nameGeorgie Winsley Cupidon
Country Seychelles
Born (1981-11-10) November 10, 1981 (age 39)[1]
Victoria, Seychelles[2]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
EventMixed doubles
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

All-Africa GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Escola Josina Machel,
Maputo, Mozambique
  Steve Malcouzanne   Jinkan Ifraimu
  Ola Fagbemi
16–21, 10–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Gymnase Étienne Mongha,
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
  Juliette Ah-Wan   Andries Malan
  Jennifer Fry
15–21, 18–21   Bronze
2011 Escola Josina Machel,
Maputo, Mozambique
  Allisen Camille   Willem Viljoen
  Annari Viljoen
20–22, 21–9, 16–21   Silver
2007 Salle OMS El Biar,
Algiers, Algeria
  Juliette Ah-Wan   Greg Okuonghae
  Grace Daniel
21–14, 21–17   Gold

African ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Lobatse Stadium,
Gaborone, Botswana
  Steve Malcouzane   Andries Malan
  Willem Viljoen
12–21, 10–21   Bronze
2009 Moi International Sports Complex,
Nairobi, Kenya
  Steve Malcouzane   Jinkan Ifraimu
  Ola Fagbemi
10–21, 18–21   Bronze
2007 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Steve Malcouzane   Chris Dednam
  Roelof Dednam
17–21, 16–21   Silver
2006 Algiers, Algeria   Steve Malcouzane   Chris Dednam
  Roelof Dednam
23–25, 25–23, 13–21   Bronze
2000 Bauchi, Nigeria   Nicholas Jumaye   Dotun Akinsanya
  Abimbola Odejoke
4–15, 4–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Allisen Camille   Enrico James
  Stacey Doubell
16–21, 21–17, 23–25   Bronze
2009 Moi International Sports Complex,
Nairobi, Kenya
  Juliette Ah-Wan   Ola Fagbemi
  Grace Daniel
21–18, 20–22, 16–21   Silver
2007 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Juliette Ah-Wan   Chris Dednam
  Michelle Edwards
21–16, 11–21, 21–15   Gold
2006 Algiers, Algeria   Juliette Ah-Wan   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
21–16, 17–21, 21–16   Gold

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Kenya International   Steve Malcouzane   Himesh Patel
  Patrick Ruto
21–11, 21–19   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Mauritius International   Allisen Camille   Willem Viljoen
  Michelle Butler-Emmett
12–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2012 Mauritius International   Cynthia Course   Deeneshsing Baboolall
  Shama Aboobakar
21–19, 21–14   Winner
2009 Mauritius International   Juliette Ah-Wan   Ola Fagbemi
  Grace Daniel
17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2007 Mauritius International   Juliette Ah-Wan   Chris Dednam
  Michelle Edwards
9–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2006 Mauritius International   Juliette Ah-Wan   Greg Okuonghae
  Grace Daniel
17–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2001 Mauritius International   Juliette Ah-Wan   Stephan Beeharry
  Shama Aboobakar
2–7, 3–7, 8–7   Runner-up
1999 Kenya International   Juliette Ah-Wan   Steve Malcouzane
  Lucia Banane
15–10, 15–6   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. "2008 Olympic Profile". Archived from the original on 2008-09-03. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  2. ^ "Georgie Cupidon Biography". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  3. ^ "XXIX Olympiad-Team Seychelles return from Beijing Olympics". Seychelles Nation. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Georgie Winsley Cupidon". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 2 September 2019.

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Allan Julie
Flagbearer for   Seychelles
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Dominic Dugasse