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Matthew Chau (born 9 November 1994) is a badminton player from Australia.[1] Chau competed in the Men's doubles at the 2016 Summer Olympics alongside Sawan Serasinghe.[2]

Matthew Chau
Friendly match Australia and Indonesia 2016 - Matthew Chau.jpg
Personal information
Country Australia
Born (1994-11-09) 9 November 1994 (age 24)
Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking32 (MD 1 December 2016)
55 (XD 1 September 2016)
BWF profile

Chau picked up his first badminton racquet at age 10, following his parents to the Monash University Badminton Club where they played socially. The now 22-year-old fell in love with the all rounded nature of the sport and says he enjoys that badminton demands speed, strength, endurance, skill, tactical smarts and hard work from its athletes. Chau first partnered with Serasinghe at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and the duo went on to secure the Rio quota spot for Australia by winning the 2016 Oceania Championships title. They are currently ranked 46th in the world.[3]

The Melbournian also took home the men's doubles title at the Waikato International tournament and competed at his first World Championships last year at just 20-years of age in Jakarta, Indonesia. When he is not playing, Chau studies a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering and enjoys cooking.[3]

AchievementsEdit

Oceania ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Eastlink Badminton Stadium,
Hamilton, New Zealand
  Sawan Serasinghe   Robin Middleton
  Ross Smith
21–17, 23–21   Gold
2017 Salle Anewy,
Nouméa, New Caledonia
  Sawan Serasinghe   Kevin Dennerly-Minturn
  Niccolo Tagle
21–8, 21–14   Gold
2016 Punaauia University Hall,
Papeete, Tahiti
  Sawan Serasinghe   Leo Cucuel
  Remi Rossi
21–11, 21–12   Gold
2015 X-TRM North Harbour Badminton Centre,
North Harbour, New Zealand
  Sawan Serasinghe   Kevin Dennerly-Minturn
  Oliver Leydon-Davis
10–21, 21–16, 21–13   Gold
2014 Ken Kay Badminton Hall,
Ballarat, Australia
  Sawan Serasinghe   Raymond Tam
  Glenn Warfe
11–21, 13–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Eastlink Badminton Stadium,
Hamilton, New Zealand
  Leanne Choo   Sawan Serasinghe
  Setyana Mapasa
19–21, 18–21   Silver
2015 X-TRM North Harbour Badminton Centre,
North Harbour, New Zealand
  Gronya Somerville   Oliver Leydon-Davis
  Danielle Tahuri
15–21, 21–19, 14–21   Bronze
2014 Ken Kay Badminton Hall,
Ballarat, Australia
  Jacqueline Guan   Oliver Leydon-Davis
  Susannah Leydon-Davis
19–21, 13–21   Silver

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Nouméa International   Sawan Serasinghe   Joel Findlay
  Jeff Tho
17–21, 21–7, 21–14   Winner
2015 Maribyrnong International   Sawan Serasinghe   Darren Isaac Devadass
  Vountus Indra Mawan
24–22, 10–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Waikato International   Sawan Serasinghe   Rizwan Azam
  Michael Fariman
21–16, 21–15   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Turkey International   Gronya Somerville   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadiezda Zieba
12–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2015 Waikato International   Gronya Somerville   Sawan Serasinghe
  Setyana Mapasa
13–21, 17–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Matthew Chau". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Australian badminton champion makes Olympic debut". www.australiaplus.com. Australia Plus. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Matthew Chau | AUS Team | Rio 2016". rio2016.olympics.com.au. Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 August 2016.

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