TORONTO (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Tuesday the four student-athletes who will represent Canada at the 14th FISU world university badminton championship. The event will be held in Ramenskoe, Russia, Sept. 12-18.
Highlighting the Canadian roster are three returning athletes from the 2015 Universiade squad in UQAM’s Philippe Gaumond (Montreal, Que.) and Laval’s Maxime Marin (Quebec City, Que.) and Stéphanie Pakenham (Levis, Que.) The trio also represented Canada at the 2014 world university championship, along with Anne-Julie Beaulieu (Quebec City, Que.), another Rouge et Or athlete.
Mike Butler, a member of the Canadian coaching staff at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, will serve as Team Leader.
Canada won its only medal in international competition at the 1992 world university championship, when Heather Ostrom and Karyn Kadonaga took home bronze in women’s doubles.
“I am very pleased to be going to Russia to coach Team Canada (at the world university championship),” said Butler, a former Olympian in 1988, who was inducted into Badminton Canada’s Hall of Fame in May. “It is always a great honour to represent your country whether as a player or now as a coach.”
Name University Hometown Academics
Philippe Gaumond UQAM Montreal, Que. Physical Education
Maxime Marin Laval Quebec City, Que. Administration
Anne-Julie Beaulieu Laval Quebec City, Que. Law
Stéphanie Pakenham Laval Levis, Que. Administration
Team Leader: Mike Butler
Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.
Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.