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Antonio Li (21)


25 May 2018

Finally home from the 2018 Thomas Cup, it was almost too surreal to be able to compete amongst the top players in the world. Although we were in a tough pool against Indonesia, Korea and Thailand; we gave everything we had. Initially, I was a bit nervous on the first day but as the tournament progressed our team and myself felt more comfotable stepping onto the big stage. What an amazing opportunity and great experience.
Time to rest up and get ready for US and Canada Open in 2 weeks!

17 May 2018

17 May 2018

3 more days till we start the 2018 Thomad Cup here in Thailand. I'm extremely excited to be representing Canada and to be able to compete with literally the best in the world.
Wish us luck! #yonex #currexsole #clearone

03 May 2018

Some light skill work to finish a tough multi session.

30 Apr 2018

Early exit here at the 2018 Panam Championships here in Guatemala City. Won my first round pretty comfortably against USA🇺🇸 then ended up drawing a fellow canadian 🇨🇦. It didn't go how I wanted it to go out but I won't take away how solid my opponent played. Now time to pick myself up and get ready for Thomas Cup in Thailand🇹🇭 in 2 weeks!
Big thank you to @kc.badminton Club and @nylyakura for taking me in before the championships. And of course @clearonesports and @yonex_com . #yonex #guatemala

11 Apr 2018

In exactly 2 weeks i'll be competing in the 2018 Panam Championships in Guatemala, i'm extremely excited since it'll be my first Panam championships. I have just arrived in Toronto and with the help of friends I will be training/ preparing as much as I can leading up to the tournament.
Wish me luck!

30 Mar 2018

Some defence practice...

29 Mar 2018

29 Mar 2018

Another rally from my time in Brazil

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Who am I?
My name is Antonio Li, I am 21 years old. I grew up in Victoria, BC, Canada. I started playing badminton at 13 years old in a small 3-court community hall called Cordova Bay. I've spent three summers training in China and one summer training in Indonesia. After high school, I then moved to Richmond, BC to pursue my badminton career and continue my training at Clearone Badminton Centre. During the times I'm not training, I am coaching part-time not only to help younger athletes to succeed, but to try and relieve the financial burden that follows with a self-funded sport career such as badminton.

Why badminton?
Growing up I was a handful and troublesome kid for my parents. I was first introduced to badminton by my Dad, who loved to play growing up, this was a way I could connect with him and a clever way for him to keep me out of trouble. I remember the first couple of months after picking up the racquet, I started to enjoy playing more, and begin going to the club near my house everyday after school. Not only has badminton taught me to have self discipline, and independence; It has helped me discover my passion and ambition to strive for success.

Short-term Goals:
-Achieve #1 national ranking -Capture my first international title
-Qualify for 2018 Pan Am Championships -Place in top 100 world rankings

Long-term goals:
-Qualify for 2019 Sudirman Cup -Qualify for 2020 Thomas Cup -Qualify for Tokyo 2020

Training Regiment:
I train 6 days a week, with a 1 day rest as rest is extremely important for recovery. Since badminton alone causes uneven muscle development, my training includes many aspects. A typical week includes weight training, cardio, private lessons, team training, footwork/ agility exercises and lots of stretching.

International Tournament schedule:
2018 Pan Am Championships - April
2018 Thomas & Uber Cup - May
2018 US Open - June
2018 Canada Open - June
2018 Peru Series - June
2018 US Series - August
2018 US Challenge - December

None of this could have happened without the support I receive and i'd like to thank everyone involved in the process towards Tokyo 2020.

"Teamwork makes the dream work. Where common people create uncommon results."

Born 1997 (age 21)
Coach Darryl Yung, Sandiarto Liauw
Club Clearone Badminton Centre

Personal bests


Nr of competitions 10

Badminton - Doubles

Nr of competitions 4

Competition results


National Ranking 5. 2018
2018 National Championships 4. Toronto, Canada 2018
2018 Provincial Championships 2. Vancouver, Canada 2018
2017 Ignite Badminton League 1. Richmond, Canada 2017
2017 U23 National Championships 3. Moncton, Canada 2017
2017 Provincial Championships 3. Vancouver, Canada 2017
2016 Provincial Championship 2. Vancouver, Canada 2017
2015 Canada Junior International 3. Calgary, Canada 2015
2015 Western Canada Sumer Games 1. Fort McMurray, Canada 2015
2014 US Junior International 2. Los Angeles, USA 2014

Badminton - Doubles

2018 Provincial Championships 1. Vancouver, Canada 2018
2017 U23 National Championships 3. Moncton, Canada 2017
2017 Provincial Championships 1. Vancouver, Canada 2017
2016 Provincial Championship 1. Vancouver, Canada 2017
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