Kara Solmundson

Kara Solmundson (born 20 July 1975) is a Canadian badminton player.[1] She played for the Manitoba team and clinched the women's singles national champion in 2002.[2] She represented Canada at the 2000 Summer Olympics and 2002 Commonwealth Games.[3][4] Solmundson was the bronze medallist at the 1999 Pan American Games in the women's singles event.[5]

Kara Solmundson
Personal information
Country Canada
Born (1974-07-20) 20 July 1974 (age 47)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's singles & doubles
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Canada
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Winnipeg Women's singles
Pan Am Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Lima Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1997 Winnipeg Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Lima Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Winnipeg Women's singles
BWF profile

Personal lifeEdit

Solmundson graduated from the Kelvin High School in her hometown Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1992.[6] She then continued her education in University of Manitoba and received Medical Doctor degree. Following the conclusion of family medicine residency at University of British Columbia, she completed a clinical sport and exercise medicine fellowship through UBC and earned a Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine diploma. She also pursuing her master's degree in the field of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Solmundson now work as a physician at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre.[7]

AchievementsEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1999 Winnipeg, Canada   Charmaine Reid 11–3, 4–11, 9–11   Bronze

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Wome's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Winnipeg, Canada   Denyse Julien 9–11, 4–11   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Lima, Peru   Mike Beres   Keith Chan
  Milaine Cloutier
7–0, 4–7, 7–4, –7, –7   Bronze
1997 Winnipeg, Canada   Mike Beres   Iain Sydie
  Denyse Julien
14–17, 8–15   Silver

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2002 Polish Open   Kamila Augustyn 5–7, 7–3, 4–7, 4–7   Runner-up
1999 Mexico International   Ling Wan Ting 8–11, 11–4, 7–11   Runner-up
2001 Irish International   Anu Weckström 7–3, 1–7, 7–2, 7–5   Winner
1999 Jamaica International   Adrienn Kocsis 11–4, 11–0   Winner
1999 Argentina International   Anu Weckström 11–6, 11–6   Winner
1999 Brazil International   Anu Weckström 10–13, 9–11   Runner-up
1999 Canada Open   Charmaine Reid 1–11, 4–11, 10–13   Runner-up
1999 Carebaco International   Charmaine Reid 11–7, 11–5   Winner
1999 Peru International   Jody Patrick 1–11, 11–2, 11–9   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Jamaica International   Adrienn Kocsis   Shackerah Cupidon
  Nigella Saunders
13–15, 15–7, 8–15   Runner-up
1998 Peru International   Charmaine Reid   Lotta Andersson
  Christina Sørensen
15–2, 15–11   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Polish Open   Mike Beres   Robert Mateusiak
  Paulina Matusewicz
1–7, 7–4, 7–3, 7–1   Winner
2001 Welsh International   Mike Beres   Nikolaj Zuev
  Marina Yakusheva
1–7, 7–5, 1–7   Runner-up
2000 Waitakere International   Mike Beres   Albertus Susanto Njoto
  Chan Mei Mei
15–8, 11–15, 10–15   Runner-up
2000 Chile International   Mike Beres   José Antonio Crespo
  Dolores Marco
15–9, 15–10   Winner
2000 Peru International   Mike Beres   Andrej Pohar
  Maja Pohar
15–1, 15–10   Winner
2000 Croatian International   Mike Beres   Björn Siegemund
  Karen Neumann
15–1, 15–11   Winner
2000 Cuba International   Mike Beres   Norio Imai
  Chikako Nakayama
4–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2000 Canadian International   Mike Beres   Peter Blackburn
  Rhonda Cator
12–15, 15–12, 3–15   Runner-up
1999 Mexico International   Mike Beres   Hugo Rodrigues
  Ana Ferreira
15–8, 15–2, 15–4   Winner
1999 Guatemala International   Mike Beres   José Antonio Crespo
  Dolores Marco
15–12, 10–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1999 Jamaica International   Mike Beres   Mario Carulla
  Adrienn Kocsis
15–4, 15–5   Winner
1999 Brazil International   Mike Beres   William Milroy
  Milaine Cloutier
15–4, 15–12   Winner
1999 Carebaco International   Mike Beres   Brent Olynyk
  Robbyn Hermitage
15–8, 15–6   Winner
1999 Peru International   Mike Beres   Brent Olynyk
  Robbyn Hermitage
15–11, 8–15, 15–5   Winner
1998 Peru International   Mike Beres   Iain Sydie
  Charmaine Reid
7–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1997 Spanish International   Mike Beres   Kenny Middlemiss
  Elinor Middlemiss
8–15, 4–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Kara Solmundson". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Canadian National Championships". Badminton Canada. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Doubles team done in by the Danes". www.caaws-womenatthegames.ca. Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Badminton's Julien off to sixth Commonwealth Games". CBC.ca. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Kara Solmundson, Badminton Pan Am finish: Bronze medallist in women's singles". newspaperarchive.com. Winnipeg Free Press. 19 December 1999. p. 16. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Kara Solmundson". Kelvin High School. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Kara Solmundson". Sport Medicine, Sport Science, Sport Training. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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