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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 9th (doubles)

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (doubles) - 2012 Air Tahiti Nui International Challenge (Punaauia, French Polynesia)
  • 17th (doubles) - 2012 Yonex Australian Open Grand Prix Gold (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1st (doubles) - 2012 Oceania Championships (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 1st (doubles) - 2012 Oceania Team Championships (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 1st (team) - 2012 Uber Cup Preliminaries - Oceania (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 2nd (team) - 2012 Thomas Cup Preliminaries - Oceania (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 17th (doubles) - 2011 Syed Modi Memorial India Open Grand Prix Gold (Lucknow, India)
  • 17th (doubles) - 2011 Kumpoo Macau Open (Macao, Macau)

Career Highlights

  • Wining back to back men's double titles at the Oceania Chamionships in New Caledonia 2008 and New Zealand 2010
  • Representing Australia at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
  • Making the Team for the London Olympics

Interesting Facts

  • Glenn Warfe began playing badminton when he was 6, began competing at 12 and made it to state level for Victoria at the age of 14.
  • Warfe made his debut at the Junior World Championships in 2000 and went on to compete at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2003 where he won gold in the men's doubles and silver in the singles.
  • Warfe began training with doubles partner Ross Smith in 2005, making the Oceania Championships semi-finals a year later. The pair went on to compete at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games where they made the last 16.
  • The pair continued to develop their combination and after winning the 2008 Oceania Championships were selected to the Beijing Olympic Team but went down in the opening round. Improving on their first Commonwealth Games appearance, Warfe and Smith finished 9th in the men's doubles and 5th as a part of the team event.
  • 2010 was a successful year for the pair, defending their Oceania Championships title, as well as taking out the 2010 Tahiti International. The following year they won the 2011 Altona Cup in Melbourne. The pair booked their tickets to their second Olympic Games together after they finished the Olympic qualifying period ranked 33rd which included winning the 2012 Oceania title. Warfe and Leanne Choo just missed out on qualifying for the mixed doubles by three places after finished ranked 53rd.

Sport

Years on national team

10

Coach

Lasse Bundgaard (2006 - current)
Ricky Yu (2007 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Club

Badminton Australia National Training Centre (VIC, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne

Education

Primary

Strathfieldsaye Primary School (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

Bendigo Senior Secondary College (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Commerce/Sport Management - Deakin University (2001 - 2004)


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