Godwin Olofua

Godwin Richard Olofua (born 18 April 1999) is a Nigerian badminton player who participated at local and international badminton competitions representing Nigeria and has won several trophies.[3] Olofua won gold medal in the mixed team event with silver and bronze medals in singles and doubles events at the 2019 African Championships in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.[4] He also won gold during the 2019 African Games in the mixed team, a silver in the men's doubles and a bronze in the men's singles.[5] Olofua won the men's doubles title at the 2018 Côte d'Ivoire, 2019 Benin and Cameroon International tournaments partnered with Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori.

Godwin Olofua
Personal information
Birth nameGodwin Richard Olofua[1]
CountryNigeria
Born (1999-04-18) 18 April 1999 (age 21)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Weight59 kg (130 lb)[2]
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking139 (MS 26 November 2019)
52 (MD 17 March 2020)
Current ranking148 (MS), 52 (MD) (17 March 2020)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

African GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Ain Chock Indoor Sports Center, Casablanca, Morocco   Georges Julien Paul 17–21, 11–21   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Ain Chock Indoor Sports Center,
Casablanca, Morocco
  Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Aatish Lubah
  Georges Julien Paul
9–21, 18–21   Silver

African ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2020 Cairo Stadium Hall 2, Cairo, Egypt   Georges Julien Paul 14–21, 13–21   Bronze
2019 Alfred Diete-Spiff Centre, Port Harcourt, Nigeria   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori 17–21, 21–16, 17–21   Silver

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Cairo Stadium Hall 2,
Cairo, Egypt
  Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Aatish Lubah
  Georges Julien Paul
14–21, 25–27   Bronze
2019 Alfred Diete-Spiff Centre,
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Koceila Mammeri
  Youcef Sabri Medel
21–18, 16–21, 16–21   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Kenya International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Kathiravun Concheepuran Manivannan
  Santosh Gajendran
12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2020 Uganda International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Tarun Kona
  Shivam Sharma
15–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2019 Cameroon International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Adham Hatem Elgamal
  Ahmed Salah
21–12, 11–21, 21–11   Winner
2019 Ghana International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Arjun M. R.
  Ramchandran Shlok
11–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2019 Côte d'Ivoire International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Adham Hatem Elgamal
  Ahmed Salah
20–22, 19–21   Runner-up
2019 Benin International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Aravind Kongara
  Venkatesh Prasad
21–19, 21–19   Winner
2019 Uganda International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Siddharth Jakhar
  Ahmed Salah
21–18, 21–11   Winner
2018 Zambia International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Ade Resky Dwicahyo
  Azmy Qowimuramadhoni
19–21, 21–18, 11–21   Runner-up
2018 Côte d'Ivoire International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Mathias Pedersen
  Jonathan Persson
21–14, 21–19   Winner
2017 Lagos International   Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori   Manu Attri
  B. Sumeeth Reddy
13–21, 15–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Badminton: Nigeria miss doubles event at African Championship". wwww.aclsports.com. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Athlete Profile: Olofua Godwin". Rabat 2019. Archived from the original on 7 July 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Players: Godwin Olofua". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  4. ^ Daniel Etchells, ed. (28 April 2019). "Nigeria's Opeyori and Adesokan claim singles titles at All-African Badminton Championships". www.insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  5. ^ "AFRICAN GAMES 2019: ANUOLUWAPO OPEYORI WINS GOLD AS TEAM NIGERIA EMERGE OVERALL CHAMPIONS". badmintonnigeria.org. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2020.

External linksEdit

Godwin Olofua at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com