Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen will make her Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, representing the green and gold in the women’s singles event.
Born in Taiwan, Chen tasted her first senior success when at only 15-years-old she claimed a silver medal in the women’s singles at the 2008 Australian Open Badminton Championships. In 2011, the now 23-year-old was selected to represent Australia the World Junior Badminton Championships where she impressively made it through to the third round of the 128 player field.
In 2012, Chen was selected in the Australian National Team to compete at the finals of the Uber Cup. Chen continued to dominate the Australian field when she claimed the 2012 Australian title in both the women’s singles and doubles competitions.
Despite not being seeded in the top five, Chen blitzed the field at the 2015 X-TRM Oceania in Auckland where she took out the singles crown.
Chen went on to be crowned 2016 Oceania Champion in the singles event, which ultimately earnt her the right to compete at the Olympic Games.
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Tiachung, Taiwan, Province of China
- Rio will be Olympic debut.
- 32nd (Women’s singles) – 2016 Australian Open (Sydney, Australia)
- 1st (Women’s singles) – 2016 Oceania Champion (French Polynesia ,Tahiti)
- 32nd (Women’s singles) 2016 SKYCITY New Zealand Open (Auckland, New Zealand)
- 2nd (Women’s singles) – 2016 Waikato International (Hamilton, New Zealand)
- 16th (Women’s) – 2016 Tahiti Phone International Challenge (French Polynesia ,Tahiti