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Rachel Honderich (born 21 April 1996) is a Canadian badminton player from Toronto, Ontario. She has been one of the top ranked women's individual and doubles player on the continent and a contender in major international competitions. She is a vice-national champion in women's singles and has won several international titles since 2010.[1] She won her first senior international title at the 2014 Czech International tournament in the women's doubles partnered with Michelle Li.[2] Honderich clinched the silver and bronze medals at the 2015 Pan American Games in the women's singles and doubles respectively.[3] At the 2017 Pan American Championships, she crowned double titles, won the women's singles and mixed doubles event.[4][5] She competed at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.[6][7] Honderich won her first gold medal at the Pan American Games in the women's doubles partnered with Kristen Tsai in 2019 Lima.[8]

Rachel Honderich
Personal information
Country Canada
Born (1996-04-21) 21 April 1996 (age 23)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Years active2013
HandednessRight
CoachJennifer Lee
Mike Butler
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking36 (WS 22 November 2018)
24 (WD 6 December 2018)
41 (XD 29 June 2017)
Current ranking148 (WS), 24 (WD), 177 (XD) (5 November 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Atos Markham Pan Am Centre, Toronto, Canada   Michelle Li 15–21, 9–21   Silver
2019 Polideportivo 3, Lima, Peru   Michelle Li 11–21, 19–21   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Atos Markham Pan Am Centre,
Toronto, Canada
  Michelle Li   Eva Lee
  Paula Lynn Obanana
11–21, 8–21   Bronze
2019 Polideportivo 3,
Lima, Peru
  Kristen Tsai   Keui-Ya Chen
  Jamie Hsu
21–10, 21–9   Gold

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Markham Pan Am Centre, Markham, Canada   Michelle Li 13–21, 16–21   Silver
2017 Sports City Coliseum, Havana, Cuba   Brittney Tam 21–8, 12–21, 21–7   Gold
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium, Guatemala City, Guatemala   Michelle Li 15–21, 16–21   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Teodoro Palacios Flores Gymnasium,
Guatemala City, Guatemala
  Kristen Tsai   Michelle Tong
  Josephine Wu
17–21, 21–17, 21–14   Gold
2019 Gimnasio Olímpico,
Aguascalientes, Mexico
  Kristen Tsai   Catherine Choi
  Josephine Wu
21–15, 27–25   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Sports City Coliseum,
Havana, Cuba
  Toby Ng   Nyl Yakura
  Brittney Tam
21–13, 21–14   Gold

BWF Grand Prix (2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 U.S. Grand Prix   Beiwen Zhang 11–21, 13–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Brasil Open   Toby Ng   Pranaav Jerry Chopra
  N. Sikki Reddy
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (10 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2018 Brazil International   Sabrina Jaquet 21–15, 15–21, 21–14   Winner
2017 Jamaica International   Martina Repiská 15–21, 21–19, 21–15   Winner
2016 Yonex / K&D Graphics International   Zhang Beiwen 13–21, 12–21   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Hungarian International   Kristen Tsai   Emma Karlsson
  Johanna Magnusson
21–16, 21–16   Winner
2019 Belgian International   Kristen Tsai   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
16–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2019 Kharkiv International   Kristen Tsai   Chloe Birch
  Lauren Smith
14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2019 Brazil International   Kristen Tsai   Émilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
21–18, 17–21, 21–19   Winner
2018 Yonex / K&D Graphics International   Kristen Tsai   Hung Shih-han
  Yu Chien-hui
21–19, 21–15   Winner
2018 Brazil International   Jamie Subandhi   Jennie Gai
  Jamie Hsu
21–15, 21–10   Winner
2017 Yonex / K&D Graphics International   Kristen Tsai   Leanne Choo
  Renuga Veeran
21–12, 21–15   Winner
2017 Jamaica International   Leanne Choo   Mikaylia Haldane
  Katherine Wynter
21–2, 21–8   Winner
2014 Czech International   Michelle Li   Irina Khlebko
  Elena Komendrovskaja
21–12, 21–17   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Jamaica International   Toby Ng   Dennis Coke
  Katherine Wynter
21–9, 21–8   Winner
2015 Mercosul International   Kevin Li   Phillip Chew
  Jamie Subandhi
11–21, 17–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rachel Honderich". www.badminton.ca. Badminton Canada. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Zwiebler ends title drought with Czech victory". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Michelle Li defeats fellow Canadian Rachel Honderich in Pan Am badminton final". Toronto Star. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Badminton - Athlete Profile: Honderich Rachel". Toronto 2015. Archived from the original on 22 November 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Pan Am Champs – 1st for Ygor, 2 for Honderich, 4 for Canada". Badzine.net. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Rachel Honderich Biography". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Participants: Rachel Honderich". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Honderich and Tsai Won the Crown – Pan Am Games". Badminton Pan America. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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