Mike Beres (born May 13, 1973) is a male badminton player from Canada, who won the bronze medal in the men's doubles competition at the 1999 Pan American Games. He was born in Brantford, Ontario.

Mike Beres
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Canada
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo Singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2003 Santo Domingo Mixed
Silver medal – second place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Mixed
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Winnipeg Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Santo Domingo Doubles

2001 (and 2007) he won the Boston Badminton Open. Beres competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in mixed doubles with partner Jody Patrick. They lost to Fredrik Bergström and Johanna Persson of Sweden in the round of 32.[1]

He would later win gold medals in singles and doubles at the 2007 Pan American Games, as well as a silver in mixed Badminton with Valerie Loker. Beres has won 8 Canadian National Championships between 1998 and 2007, two of them in men's singles, four in men's doubles and two in mixed doubles.

Beres has also competed in the 2000 Olympics and qualified for the August 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing for mixed doubles. Beres was coached by Edith Hayman, a former Ottawa District Badminton Association (ODBA) champion.

Mike Beres currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario where he occasionally frequents at the RA Centre, a badminton training/playing facility, which is an affiliated member of the ODBA. However, he has officially retired after playing badminton for Canada in the 2008 Summer Olympics.


  1. ^ "Canada ousted in mixed doubles badminton". cbc.ca. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2004-08-15. Archived from the original on 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2008-12-15.


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