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The podcast for badminton players, by badminton players, where we celebrate local heroes, interview players from all walks of life and push you to grow as a player and a person.

Your hosts are Jeff Tho and Henry Wong.

Support us here so that we can keep bringing you regular episodes: www.patreon.com/thebadmintonpodcast

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The podcast for badminton players, by badminton players, where we celebrate local heroes, interview players from all walks of life and push you to grow as a player and a person.

Your hosts are Jeff Tho and Henry Wong.

Support us here so that we can keep bringing you regular episodes: www.patreon.com/thebadmintonpodcast

    49. Critical thinking in badminton - Cindy Yuan (USA)

    49. Critical thinking in badminton - Cindy Yuan (USA)

    Meet a Cindy Yuan, a former USA junior player from San Francisco, California who has been playing badminton since 2009. 

    She currently studies Anthropology and Human-Centered Design at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.

    In this episode, Cindy shares with us how badminton has helped her to think differently, which has helped her in her academics and life.

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    Or you can contact us on: team@volantwear.com

    • 35 min
    48. Michelle Li (CAN) - think outside the box

    48. Michelle Li (CAN) - think outside the box

    Michelle Li - a household badminton name. 

    This great Canadian badminton player, and our dear friend, joins us on our podcast to share all of the wisdom she has gained from her badminton career, and how she has been able to break through to be one of the world's best Women's Singles players despite being from Canada: a less-developed badminton country.

    So much wisdom in one episode! We're truly proud to bring you this one.

    Follow her progress and life on Instagram: @michelleli

    Follow her Instagram Fanpage: @michellelifanbase

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    www.volantwear.com

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    • 43 min
    47. Mariana Ugalde (MEX) - the Mexican icon

    47. Mariana Ugalde (MEX) - the Mexican icon

    Meet Mariana Ugalde, a Mexican badminton play and games-show celebrity. In this episode, Mariana talks about her badminton experiences and how she created a career in badminton despite having limited funding and access to training in her home country.

    An important point that she brings up is about having the courage to ask for help - because when you do, you'll be surprised at who will actually will.

    Follow her progress and colourful life on Instagram, Twitter & TikTok: @mariana_ugaldec

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    Find us on:

    www.volantwear.com

    Facebook, YouTube & Instagram: @volantwear and @thebadmintonpodcast (IG only)

    Support the Podcast here: www.patreon.com/thebadmintonpodcast

    Or you can contact us on: team@volantwear.com

    • 50 min
    46. NZBL: a COVID product - Anona Pak & Abhinav Manota (NZL)

    46. NZBL: a COVID product - Anona Pak & Abhinav Manota (NZL)

    This episode is brought to you by Badminton New Zealand and Volant Wear.

    In this episode, we sit down with New Zealand national badminton players Anona Pak and Abhinav Manota to talk about an exciting new event: The New Zealand Badminton League. 

    We discuss the ins and outs of the league; why it was created, what's involved and how to watch. We also get the opportunity to have a laugh with these two down-to-earth players and get to know about their badminton stories and how badminton has shaped their lives.

    To watch The New Zealand Badminton League, search for "Sky Sport Next" on YouTube or use this link: https://www.youtube.com/c/SkySportNext/featured

    REMEMBER: the finals for the NZBL are on 28th & 29th July 2020 so tune in LIVE!

    The NZBL website:  www.nzbadmintonleague.com
    The NZBL Facebook & Instagram: @nzbadmintonleague

    Team Instagram Handles


    ONEPURE Wolves: @onepurewolves
    HUAWEI Dragons: @huaweidragons
    TIGER BROKERS tigers: @tigerbrokertigers
    HEYTOUR Hawks: @heytourhawks

    Our Guests On This Episode


    Anona Pak: @alohanonie
    Abhinav Manota: @abhinavmanota

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    • 47 min
    45. Daniela Macias (PER) - a Peruvian perspective

    45. Daniela Macias (PER) - a Peruvian perspective

    Meet 22-year-old Peruvian badminton star, Daniela Macias. We talk about all of her experiences of in badminton including the fun ritual of peeing in a cup!

    Follow her journey on Instagram: @daniela.macias14

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    • 42 min
    44. Badminton & academics. Why not both? - Martyn Lewis (WAL)

    44. Badminton & academics. Why not both? - Martyn Lewis (WAL)

    In addition to his former world ranking of No. 17 in Men's Doubles, Martyn Lewis has a myriad of badminton achievements to his name as a player. And now, as the Head Performance Coach at the University of Nottingham, he play a pivotal role in supporting student players in badminton and their academics.

    In this episode, Martyn tells us about what he, and the University of Nottingham is doing, that allows students to have dual careers in both sport and education.

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    Find us on:

    www.volantwear.com

    Facebook, YouTube & Instagram: @volantwear and @thebadmintonpodcast (IG only)

    Support the Podcast here: www.patreon.com/thebadmintonpodcast

    Or you can contact us on: team@volantwear.com

    • 43 min

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