Acapulco, Mexico- Expo Mundo Imperial was home to the Pan American badminton athletes for a week. After almost 12 hours of travelling and covid testing, our juniors finally settled and prepared to fight for gold. Competition was fierce upon reaching semis with mostly against players from USA. Most made it to finals except shuttler Mikayla Cruz in U17 WS who exited in quarterfinals against eventual winner of the event Fernanda Munar (PERU)
Most of the team made it to finals day and brought home gold and silver. Posted are some pictures in their tournament gear courtesy of YONEX and Northeast Badminton Association. The 9 juniors were also presented certificates from the Judy Devlin Fund.
Here is the complete list of winners and their haul. Congratulations to team Northeast USA!
Robert Shekthman GOLD MS U17
Michael Xu – GOLD MD U17
Kai Chong – SILVER XD U17
Annabelle Zhang – SILVER XD U17
Jennifer Cui – BRONZE WD U17
Mikayla Cruz – Quarterfinalist WS U17
Micah Cruz – GOLD WS U13, GOLD XD U13, SILVER WD U13
Akshaj Donthi- GOLD MD U13, BRONZE XD U13
Sydney Li – GOLD WD U13, BRONZE XD U13