Australia battles the best at the BWF World Junior Championships.

A contingent of Australian’s up and coming players have stepped up to the international stage, as they took on the world’s best juniors at the BWF World Junior Championships.

The Australian Team, comprising of Jack Yu (Queensland), Kayson Goh (Victoria), Ricky Tang (NSW), Otto Zhao (Victoria), Sydney Go (Victoria), Yuelin Zhang (Victoria), Catrina Tan (South Australia) and Dania Nugroho (South Australia), opened their campaign with the Mixed Team Championships.

Quick to establish their credentials on the court, the team easily defeated Iceland 5-0 on the first day of competition.

Following that, it was a mix of results, with the team falling to a strong Indian contingent before securing another win over Slovenia, before China took the final win against the Australian Team in the round robin competition.

Progressing to the Final Stage of 17 to 24, the Australian team finished strongly, securing a 19th place finish in the Mixed Team Championships.

Following the completion of the Mixed Team Championships, the individual competition opened with a number of exciting matchups for the athletes on court.

In the Men’s Singles competition, Yu fought valiantly before being knocked out in the first round, while Goh and Zaho both progressed through to the second round of competition.

The Women’s Singles saw Go, Zhang and Tang all put forward some impressive efforts, ultimately falling before their opponents in the first round.

In the Mixed Doubles competition, the pair of Zhao and Zhang progressed the furthest, defeating their first-round opponents and facing down American’s Adrian King-Sun Mar and Natalie Chi, who would go on to progress through to the third-round over the Australians.

The Women’s Doubles competition saw Go and Zhang paired together, where they progressed to the second round, as well as Tan and Nugroho, who were knocked out by their competitors in the first round of competition.

It was the Men’s Doubles pair of Tang and Zhao that saw the best result for the Australian Team, progressing through to the third-round of competition before being knocked out in action by the Korean pair.

Congratulations to all players, coaches, and staff on an incredible campaign at the BWF World Junior Championships 2022.