Sawan Serasinghe

Sawan Serasinghe

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


Sawan Serasinghe


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

2 (Won)

0 (Lost)

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

AUSTRALIA


Sawan Serasinghe


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

2 (Won)

0 (Lost)

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

AUSTRALIA


Sawan Serasinghe


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Athlete Biography

Badminton player, Sawan Serasinghe will make his first Olympic appearance at Rio, competing in the men’s doubles with Matthew Chau. They head into Rio as the 46th highest ranked pairing in the world.

Playing badminton since the age of five, Serasinghe was born in Galle, Sri Lanka, and moved to Australia when he was 11-years-old.

Serasinghe trains at the National Training Centre in Melbourne, and took out back-to-back Oceania Championships titles with Chau in 2015 and 2016. The 22-year-old also won the 2014 Sydney International Challenge mixed doubles (with Setyana Mapasa), against some of the best players in the world.

The Melbournian’s first international experience was at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival where he competed in the men’s doubles with Chau and also took the court in the men’s singles competition.

Off the court, Serasinghe studies a Bachelor of Business Information Systems at Monash University.

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Recent Performances

  • 32nd (Men’s Doubles) – 2016 Australian Open (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1st (Men’s Doubles) – 2016 Oceania Championships (French Polynesia ,Tahiti)
  • 1st (Mixed Doubles) - 2015 Norwegian International Championships – (Sandefjord, Norway)
  • 1st (Men’s Doubles) - 2015 Oceania Team Championships – (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 1st (Mixed Doubles) - 2014 Sydney International Championship – (Sydney, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • 2015 Oceania Men's Doubles Champions - Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2014 Sydney International Mixed Doubles Champions - Sydney, Australia
  • 2015 Norwegian International Mixed Doubles Champions - Sandefjord, Norway

Education

  • Primary
    Richmond College (Galle, Sri Lanka)
  • Secondary
    Glen Waverley Secondary College (Vic, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Monash University (2012 - present)

Training

  • Coach
    Lasse Bundgaard (2010 - current)
  • Primary Training Base
    Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
  • Secondary Training Base
    Victorian Institute of Sport

Q&A

Superstition/s
Always have to wear two pairs of socks during a match.
Favourite food
Apple Crumble and Vanilla Ice Cream
Dream car
Porsche Cayman GT4
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Olympic weightlifting
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Lin Dan (Badminton Men's Singles Finals) - 2012 London Olympic Games
First Olympic Memory?
2004 Athens Olympic Games Opening Ceremony