Henry back on Olympic trail for badminton

by / Thursday, 23 April 2015 / Published in JBA News

Gareth Henry, Jamaica’s top male badminton player is back on the Olympic trail in Peru. Henry, who was selected to participate in the Pan Am Development Training Camp in Peru from April 7-21, has been looking forward to the XX Peru International which started today.

Henry commented – “It is always good to get two weeks of quality training in before a tournament. It is even better when I can get it in the country the tournament is being held. This gives me more time to acclimatise my self to the conditions.

Thanks to the PanAm Scholarship Grant this is a great opportunity I have been awarded for a second year in a row. They have added a second coach this year who is the past head coach of the Netherlands national team. The 2 weeks has afforded us the chance to get more physcial work done and then taper off to more technique. So an all round assessment can be made.

Upcoming plans are to produce my best badminton and surpass the goals the JBA and myself have set for each tournament. Thanks to the JOA I have the support where I need it.”

Henry, has moved easily into the round of 16 in the qualifying rounds, defeating Christian Araya (world ranking – 471) 21-16, 21-13 and Alfonso Garcia-Rossel of Peru (world ranking -1397) 21-6, 21-11. He will face off against Brazilian, Ygor Coelho de Oliviera (world ranking – 167) at 6:20 pm today, and needs to win this match to make it into the main draw of the Men’s singles.

Please see the following link for more results: https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=53FD280E-9B90-43C3-86B9-4B0A2B138AAF&draw=1

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