Matthew Chau

Matthew Chau

Badminton Schedule & Results

(Local) / 08:00 AM 13 Aug (Rio)
Men's Doubles Group Play Stage - Group A

2 (Won)

0 (Lost)

CHINESE TAIPEI

AUSTRALIA


Matthew Chau


(Local) / 05:25 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Men's Doubles Group Play Stage - Group A

2 (Won)

0 (Lost)

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

AUSTRALIA


Matthew Chau


(Local) / 08:25 AM 11 Aug (Rio)
Men's Doubles Group Play Stage - Group A

2 (Won)

0 (Lost)

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

AUSTRALIA


Matthew Chau


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Athlete Biography

Young gun, Matthew Chau will make his Olympic debut at Rio in the men’s double event alongside Sawan Serasinghe.

Chau picked up his first badminton racquet at age 10, following his parents to the Monash University Badminton Club where they played socially. The now 21-year-old fell in love with the all rounded nature of the sport, and says he enjoys that badminton demands speed, strength, endurance, skill, tactical smarts and hard work from its athletes.

Chau first partnered with Serasinghe at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and the duo went on to secure the Rio quota spot for Australia by winning the 2016 Oceania Championships title. They are currently ranked 46th in the world.

The Melbournian also took home the men’s doubles title at the Waikato International tournament and competed at his first World Championships last year at just 20-years of age in Jakarta, Indonesia.

When he’s not playing, Chau studies a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering and enjoys cooking.

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Fast Facts

Recent Performances

  • 32nd (Men’s Doubles) – 2016 Australian Open (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1st (Men’s Doubles) – 2016 Oceania Champion (French Polynesia ,Tahiti)
  • 1st (Men’s Doubles) - 2015 Oceania Team Championships (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 4th (Men’s Doubles) – 2016 Tahiti Phone International Challenge (French Polynesia ,Tahiti)
  • 1st (Men’s Doubles) – 2014 Oceania Championships (Ballarat, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • 2015 Oceania Men's Doubles Champion (Auckland, New Zealand - 2015 Oceania Championships)
  • 2015 Sudirman Cup (Guangdong, China)
  • 2015 World Championships (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Education

  • Primary
    Wheelers Hill Primary School (VIC, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Melbourne High School (VIC, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering (2013 - )

Training

  • Coach
    Lasse Bundgaard (2013 - current)
  • Club
    Badminton Academy of Victoria (Victoria, Australia)
  • Institute/Academy
    Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Melbourne, Australia

Q&A

Superstition/s
Have to use the same racket if I've been playing well in a tournament
Favourite food
Too many favourites, probably sushi
Favourite holiday destination
Japan or Italy
Favourite music
Chill music
Dream car
Lamborghini
Star Sign
Scorpio
I would spend my last $10 on
Some food, probably sushi
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Handball
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Cathy Freeman winning the 400m
First Olympic Memory?
Cathy Freeman winning 400m gold
Most Influential person in your career/life
Old coach Lenny Permana
Why this sport?
Followed my parents to the courts at a young age and loved it