Ocholi Edicha

Ocholi Abel Edicha (born 10 May 1979) is a Nigerian badminton player.[1] He was the men's singles gold medalist at the 2003 All-Africa Games,[2] also in the mixed team event in 2007.[3] He competed at the 2002 and 2010 Commonwealth Games.[4][5]

Ocholi Edicha
Personal information
Birth nameOcholi Abel Edicha
Country Nigeria
Born (1979-05-10) 10 May 1979 (age 41)
Kaduna, Nigeria
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking397 (MS 22 April 2010)
145 (MD 9 September 2010)
464 (XD 31 October 2013)
BWF profile

Edicha started his career in badminton at the young age. With the support from his father, he joined Enugu Sports Council. He was recruited by Nigerian Army in 1996, spent for 23 years. He stopped playing for his country after the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games.[6]

AchievementsEdit

All-Africa GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2003 Indoor Sports Halls National Stadium, Abuja, Nigeria   Ola Fagbemi –, –   Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Salle OMS El Biar,
Algiers, Algeria
  Jinkan Ifraimu  
 
–, –   Bronze

African ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Sharing Youth Center,
Kampala, Uganda
  Ibrahim Adamu   Jinkan Ifraimu
  Ola Fagbemi
12–21, 21–16, 14–21   Silver
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Ola Fagbemi   Stephan Beeharry
  Denis Constantin
1–7, 1–7, 1–7   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Multi-Purpose Sports Hall,
Bauchi, Nigeria
  Grace Daniel   Denis Constantin
  Selvon Marudamuthu
14–17, 17–15, 7–15   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Kenya International   Abraham Otagada   Kenneth Omoruyi
  Olorunfemi Elewa
21–18, 12–21, 21–19   Winner
2002 Nigeria International   Dotun Akinsanya   Yuichi Ikeda
  Shoji Sato
3–15, 1–15   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Ocholi Edicha". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Badminton in Nigeria". badminton.sitesng.com. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  3. ^ "All Africa Games 2007 Alger (Algérie)". www.africa-badminton.com (in French). Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Edicha Ocholi". cwgdelhi2010.infostradasports.com. New Delhi 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Badminton successes for Northern Ireland and African nations". m2002.thecgf.com. Manchester 2002. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  6. ^ Olusesan, Ajibade (27 April 2019). "Mum starved me because of badminton –AAG gold medallist, Edicha". www.newtelegraphng.com. New Telegraph. Retrieved 4 September 2019.

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