Osleni Guerrero Velazco (born 18 October 1989) is a Cuban badminton player. He is the first Cuban badminton player to win a medal in the Pan American Games.[2] Guerrero also competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[3]

Osleni Guerrero
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Osleni Guerrero at the 2015 BWF World Championships
Personal information
Birth nameOsleni Guerrero Velazco
Country Cuba
Born (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 30)
Havana, Cuba
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
HandednessRight[1]
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking43 (MS 5 March 2015)
65 (MD 13 August 2019)
93 (XD 22 October 2019)
Current ranking87 (MS), 86 (MD), 93 (XD) (22 October 2019)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Guerrero, born in Havana, started competing in badminton in 2000, and joined the national team in 2005.[1] As a junior player he won the under-19 category at the 2007 Pan Am Junior Badminton Championships held at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where he beat first seed Howard Shu of the USA, 21–13, 21–10 in the final.[1]

Guerrero won a bronze medal in the men's singles event at the 2015 Pan Am Games, losing the semi-final to Canadian Andrew D'Souza.[4] In the 2011 Pan American Games he made history, reaching the final and a silver Pan Am Games medal for Cuba at badminton for the first time. He eventually lost that final to first seeded Kevin Cordón of Guatemala with 13–21, 19–21.

Guerrero competed in 2014 and 2015 BWF World Championships. He is a member of the Cuban national badminton team since 2005. He twice won the continental Pan American Badminton Championship. First in 2013 [5] at Santo Domingo,[6] beating first seeded American Sattawat Pongnairat 17-21, 21-6, 21-16 in a close 51 minutes final. In 2014 at the Markham[7] venue he successfully defended his Pan American badminton title, this time beating another American Bjorn Seguin in another close fought final of 58 minutes with 19-21, 21-14, and 21-13.[8] Osleni Guerrero won many events in the Pan American Badminton circuit.[9][10][11][12][13]

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Guerrero played the men's singles event in Group J with Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia, and Howard Shu of United States. He placed second in the group standing after won a match to Shu, but lost to Sugiarto.[3] He won the silver medal at the 2017 Pan Am Championships defeated by the Brazilian Ygor Coelho de Oliveira in the final.[14]

In 2018, he won four medals at the Central American and Caribbean Games, a gold medal in the mixed doubles, also three silver medals in the men's singles, doubles, and team events.

In 2019, he reached the finals at the Pan Am Championships in two different events, won a gold medal in the men's singles event.

AchievementsEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Atos Markham Pan Am Centre, Toronto, Canada   Andrew D’Souza 21–13, 14–21, 13–21   Bronze
2011 Multipurpose Gymnasium, Guadalajara, Mexico   Kevin Cordón 21–23, 19–21   Silver

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Polideportivo 3,
Lima, Peru
  Leodannis Martínez   Jason Ho-shue
  Nyl Yakura
21–23, 15–21   Bronze

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico, Aguascalientes, Mexico   Kevin Cordón 21–11, 22–20   Gold
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium, Guatemala City, Guatemala   Ygor Coelho de Oliveira 17–21, 7–21   Bronze
2017 Sports City Coliseum, Havana, Cuba   Ygor Coelho de Oliveira 21–12, 16–21, 10–21   Silver
2014 Markham Pan Am Centre, Toronto, Canada   Bjorn Seguin 19–21, 21–14, 21–13   Gold
2013 Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   Sattawat Pongnairat 17–21, 21–6, 21–16   Gold
2012 Coliseo Manuel Bonilla, Lima, Peru   Kevin Cordón 20–22, 10–21   Silver

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico,
Aguascalientes, Mexico
  Leodannis Martínez   Jason Ho-shue
  Nyl Yakura
11–21, 22–20, 10–21   Silver

Central American and Caribbean GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Coliseo Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia   Kevin Cordon 16–21, 21–14, 23–25   Silver
2014 Omega Complex, Veracruz, Mexico   Kevin Cordon 22–20, 13–21, 22–24   Silver

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Coliseo Universidad del Norte,
Barranquilla, Colombia
  Leodannis Martínez   Gareth Henry
  Samuel O’Brien Ricketts
12–21, 21–11, 19–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Coliseo Universidad del Norte,
Barranquilla, Colombia
  Adriana Artiz   Leodannis Martínez
  Tahimara Oropesa
18–21, 21–17, 21–19   Gold
2014 Omega Complex,
Veracruz, Mexico
  Tahimara Oropesa   Job Castillo
  Sabrina Solis
16–21, 21–14, 21–13   Gold

Pan Am Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   Howard Shu 21–13, 21–10   Gold

BWF International Challenge/Series (33 titles, 16 runners-up)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2019 Mexico Future Series   Lino Muñoz 20–22, 21–18, 21–15   Winner
2018 Santo Domingo Open   Rosario Maddaloni 21–13, 19–21, 21–18   Winner
2018 Peru International   Kevin Cordon 20–22, 21–14, 15–21   Runner-up
2017 Suriname International   Brian Yang 21–12, 17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2017 Santo Domingo Open   Luis Ramon Garrido 12–21, 21–16, 21–12   Winner
2017 Giraldilla International   Rosario Maddaloni 21–15, 21–15   Winner
2016 Chile International   Jan Frohlich 14–21, 21–8, 21–14   Winner
2016 Giraldilla International   Luka Wraber 21–16, 21–17   Winner
2016 Guatemala International   Kevin Cordon Walkover   Winner
2015 Suriname International   Howard Shu 21–11, 21–16   Winner
2015 Internacional Mexicano   Ernesto Velazquez 13–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Chile International   Ramazan Ozturk 21–9, 21–15   Winner
2015 Giraldilla International   Howard Shu 21–16, 21–16   Winner
2014 Santo Domingo Open   David Obernosterer 16–21, 21–16, 17–21   Runner-up
2015 Suriname International   Jan Frohlich 21–7 Retired   Winner
2014 Brazil International   Henri Hurskainen 6–11, 7–11, 6–11   Runner-up
2014 Venezuela International   Daniel Paiola 21–13, 21–8   Winner
2014 Peru International   Hock Lai Lee 21–17, 21–13   Winner
2013 Internacional Mexicano   Daniel Paiola 21–16, 21–17   Winner
2013 Suriname International   Jan Frohlich 21–11, 21–18   Winner
2013 Santo Domingo Open   Howard Shu 21–16, 21–6   Winner
2013 Brazil International   Yang Chih-hsun 21–8, 18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 Guatemala International   Rodolfo Ramirez 10–21, 23–25   Runner-up
2013 Venezuela International   Humblers Heymard 21–14, 21–16   Winner
2013 Peru International   Misha Zilbermann 17–21, 21–13, 21–11   Winner
2013 Giraldilla International   Jan Frohlich 21–19, 21–3   Winner
2012 Suriname International   Misha Zilberman 21–16, 18–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2012 Venezuela International   Ilian Perez 21–17, 17–21, 21–15   Winner
2012 Peru International   Tan Chun Seang 15–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2012 Giraldilla International   Charles Pyne 21–17, 21–19   Winner
2011 Giraldilla International   Arief Gifar Ramadhan 19–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2010 Internacional Mexicano   Bjorn Seguin 17–21, 21–19, 21–17   Winner
2010 Giraldilla International   Alexander Hernandez 21–13, 21–17   Winner
2009 Peru International   Kimihiro Yamaguchi 16–21, 13–21   Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Santo Domingo Open   Leodannis Martínez   Fabrício Farias
  Francielton Farias
21–19, 21–16   Winner
2019 Mexico Future Series   Leodannis Martínez   Andrés López
  Luis Armando Montoya Navarro
21–13, 21–19   Winner
2019 Peru Future Series   Leodannis Martínez   Mario Cuba
  Diego Mini
21–14, 21–17   Winner
2018 Guatemala International   Leodannis Martínez   Rubén Castellanos
  Aníbal Marroquín
12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2018 Giraldilla International   Leodannis Martínez   Lazaro Yovani Madera Padrino
  Ernesto Reyes
21–10, 21–16   Winner
2017 Santo Domingo Open   Leodannis Martínez   Therry Aquino
  Reimi Starling Cabrera Rosario
21–12, 21–14   Winner
2017 Giraldilla International   Leodannis Martínez   Lukas Osele
  Kevin Strobl
21–11, 22–24, 21–8   Winner
2012 Venezuela International   Ronald Toledo   Ruben Castellanos
  Adams Rodriguez
18–21, 21–8, 21–8   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Mexico Future Series   Tahimara Oropeza   Luis Armando Montoya Navarro
  Vanessa Karmine Villalobos Vázquez
22–20, 15–21, 21–16   Winner
2019 Peru Future Series   Tahimara Oropeza   Vinson Chiu
  Breanna Chi
20–22, 9–21   Runner-up
2018 Giraldilla International   Adriana Artiz   Leodannis Martínez
  Tahimara Oropeza
21–13, 13–21, 21–19   Winner
2018 Jamaica International   Yeily Ortiz   Leodannis Martínez
  Tahimara Oropeza
22–20, 21–15   Runner-up
2017 Santo Domingo Open   Adriana Artiz   Leodannis Martínez
  Tahimara Oropeza
11–21, 21–13, 15–21   Runner-up
2014 Giraldilla International   Tahimara Oropeza   Andrés Corpancho
  Luz Maria Zornoza
21–16, 21–15   Winner
2009 Giraldilla International   Solángel Guzmán   Alexander Hernandez
  Maria L Hernandez
17–21, 12–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Cuba Climbs in Medal Standings of Pan American Games of Guadalajara". 21 October 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
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