Leanne Choo is set to make her second Olympic appearance at Rio where she will represent Australia in the mixed doubles alongside partner, Robin Middleton.
She rose to prominence after taking out the U/17 Australian Championships in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles in 2006 and then went on compete at her first World Junior Championships in the same year.
Choo began competing with London partner Renuga Veeran in 2010 and not long after they were selected to compete at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The pair performed well to reach the quarter-finals before going down to Canada.
Originally living and training in Adelaide, Choo made the decision to move to Melbourne in 2011 to train with the Australian squad to further her badminton career and push for selection to compete at London. The pair were ranked 35th at the end of the Olympic qualifying period and went on to thrash their South African opponents in their opening Olympic match. Unfortunately, the pair placed third in their pool and did not advance to the quarter-finals.
Choo paired up with Middleton in 2014 and the pair has had great success thus far, claiming the Oceania Championship title in 2016 that ultimately booked their ticket to the Games.
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- 2012 - 5th (women's doubles)
- 1st (Mixed Doubles) – 2016 Oceania Badminton Championships (French Polynesia, Tahiti)
- 4th (Mixed Doubles) – 2016 Brazil International Badminton Cup (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
- 1st (Mixed Doubles) – 2015 Sydney International (Sydney, Australia)
- 2nd (Team Australia) – 2015 Sudirman Cup (Dongguan, China)
- 1st (Mixed Doubles) – 2015 Victor Maribyrnong International (Maribyrnong, Australia)
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