The Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed the selection of four Australian Badminton Falcons to represent Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held next month. Badminton Australia is delighted to announce that Gronya Somerville (Play Badminton, VIC), Hsuan-Yu (Wendy) Chen (Brisbane Badminton Association, QLD), Setyana Mapasa (Tuomu, NSW) and Simon Leung (Brisbane Badminton Association, QLD) will all head to Tokyo!
Of the four Falcons, the trio of Gronya, Setyana and Simon will be making their Olympic debut, while Wendy will be making her second appearance after being selected into the 2016 Rio Olympic team. With more than 30 Oceania medals between them, a mix of significant international results, and previous attendance at other major tournaments including; Commonwealth Games, Sudirman Cup, Thomas and Uber Cups, the quartet will be looking to put their best foot forward in Tokyo.
Ian Chesterman, Chef de Mission for the Tokyo Games said “I am delighted to announce Gronya, Setyana and Simon for their first Olympics and to welcome Wendy back for her second games. A long and trying qualification process and these players have shown fantastic resilience and determination to secure their place in Tokyo”
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