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Nyl Kiyoshi Yakura (born 14 February 1993) is a Canadian badminton player.[1][2] Yakura competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.[3] He won a gold and a silver at the 2019 Lima Pan American Games in the men's and mixed doubles events respectively.[4]

Nyl Yakura
Personal information
Birth nameNyl Kiyoshi Yakura
Country Canada
Born (1993-02-14) 14 February 1993 (age 26)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
ResidenceScarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight150 lb (68 kg)
HandednessRight
CoachKevin Cao
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking181 (MS 13 December 2012)
29 (MD 28 June 2018)
67 (XD 11 June 2019)
Current ranking40 (MD), 81 (XD) (30 July 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Polideportivo 3,
Lima, Peru
  Jason Ho-shue   Phillip Chew
  Ryan Chew
21–11, 19–21, 21–18   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Polideportivo 3,
Lima, Peru
  Kristen Tsai   Joshua Hurlburt-Yu
  Josephine Wu
21–18, 12–21, 15–21   Silver

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico,
Aguascalientes, Mexico
  Jason Ho-shue   Osleni Guerrero
  Leodannis Martínez
21–11, 20–22, 21–10   Gold
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
  Jason Ho-shue   Phillip Chew
  Ryan Chew
21–17, 21–17   Gold
2017 Sports City Coliseum,
Havana, Cuba
  Jason Ho-shue   Austin James Bauer
  Ty Alexander Lindeman
21–18, 21–6   Gold
2016 Clube Fonte São Paulo,
Campinas, Brazil
  Jason Ho-Shue   Phillipe Gaumond
  Maxime Marin
21–13, 21–13   Gold
2013 Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  Kevin Li   Adrian Liu
  Derrick Ng
21–17, 6–21, 16–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico,
Aguascalientes, Mexico
  Kristen Tsai   Fabricio Farias
  Jaqueline Lima
22–24, 19–21   Bronze
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
  Kristen Tsai   Ty Alexander Lindeman
  Josephine Wu
14–21, 24–26   Silver
2017 Sports City Coliseum,
Havana, Cuba
  Brittney Tam   Toby Ng
  Rachel Honderich
13–21, 14–21   Silver
2016 Clube Fonte São Paulo,
Campinas, Brazil
  Brittney Tam   Nathan Osborne
  Josephine Wu
21–17, 21–17   Gold

Pan Am Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   Luiz Enrique Dias Dos Santos Junior 18–21, 21–18, 21–11   Gold

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 National Indoor Sports Centre,
Kingston, Jamaica
  Clinton Wong   Andrew Lau
  Andrew Wilkinson
16–21, 21–17, 21–8   Gold
2010 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   Henry Wiebe   Neil Tai-Pow
  Andrew Wilkinson
21–8, 21–18   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 National Indoor Sports Centre,
Kingston, Jamaica
  Adrianna Giuffre   Andrew Wilkinson
  Jody Chan
21–18, 17–21, 21–16   Gold
2010 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   Adrianna Giuffre   Michael Diamond
  Surabhi Kadam
19–21, 21–16, 21–16   Gold

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Brazil International   Jason Ho-shue   Tarun Kona
  Saurabh Sharma
21–7, Retired   Winner
2017 Internacional Mexicano   Jason Ho-shue   Job Castillo
  Lino Munoz
18–21, 21–11, 21–17   Winner
2016 Yonex / K&D Graphics International   B. R. Sankeerth   Frederik Colberg
  Rasmus Fladberg
8–21, 21–18, 6–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Yonex / K&D Graphics International   Kristen Tsai   Oliver Leydon-Davis
  Susannah Leydon-Davis
21–11, 21–8   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Nyl Yakura". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Nyl Yakura". www.badminton.ca. Badminton Canada. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Participants: Nyl Yakura". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Canada's badminton team enjoys dominant day at Pan Ams". CBC.ca. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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