Jacob Maliekal (born 1 January 1991) is a male badminton player from South Africa. 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.
|Birth name||Jacob Maliekal|
|Born||1 January 1991|
Mthatha, South Africa
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Highest ranking||64 (MS) 15 Sep 2016|
224 (MD) 6 Oct 2011
237 (XD) 22 Oct 2009
|Current ranking||69 (15 Dec 2016)|
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.
|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|
|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
|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|
|2010||Botswana International||Enrico James|| Dorian James
- "Jacob Maliekal Biography". g2014results.thecgf.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "Players Jacob MALIEKAL". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "Jacob MALIEKAL Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
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