Jacob Maliekal

Jacob Maliekal (born 1 January 1991) is a male badminton player from South Africa.[1] He became the South Africa national team members in 2009 and won gold medals at the 2011 and 2014 African Games in badminton men's singles event. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2][3]

Jacob Maliekal
Personal information
Birth nameJacob Maliekal
Country South Africa
Born (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 29)
Mthatha, South Africa
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking64 (MS) 15 Sep 2016
224 (MD) 6 Oct 2011
237 (XD) 22 Oct 2009
Current ranking69 (15 Dec 2016)
BWF profile

He was one of the 14 players selected for the Road to Rio Program, a program that aimed to help African badminton players to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

AchievementsEdit

All-Africa GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Gymnase Étienne Mongha, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo   Prakash Vijayanath 21–17, 21–17   Gold
2011 Escola Josina Machel, Maputo, Mozambique   Edwin Ekiring 21–15, 21–14   Gold

African ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Lobatse Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana   Enejoh Abah 21–11, 21–17   Gold
2013 National Badminton Centre, Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill, Mauritius   Prakash Vijayanath 21–13, 21–12   Gold
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   A Kashkal 21–15, 21–15   Gold

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Botswana International   Anatoliy Yartsev 10–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2016 South Africa International   Anatoliy Yartsev 21–5, 21–13   Winner
2015 Kampala International   Edwin Ekiring 21–8, 18–21, 21–10   Winner
2015 Waikato International   James Eunson 20–22, 21–19, 22–20   Winner
2015 Uganda International   Ali Ahmed El Khateeb 11–8, 11–10, 11–2   Winner
2014 Uganda International   Dinuka Karunaratne 12–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2013 South Africa International   Roj Alen 20–22, 21–15, 21–10   Winner
2013 Botswana International   Roj Alen 22–20, 21–15   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Botswana International   Enrico James   Dorian James
  Willem Viljoen
19–21, 10–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jacob Maliekal Biography". g2014results.thecgf.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Players Jacob MALIEKAL". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Jacob MALIEKAL Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 August 2016.

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