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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 9th (team) - 2012 Thomas & Uber Cup (Wuhan, China)
  • 5th (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 (doubles) - 2012 Uber Cup Preliminaries - Oceania (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 2nd (doubles) - 2012 Thomas Cup Preliminaries - Oceania (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 17th (doubles) - Maybank Malaysia Open (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Career Highlights

  • Making the quarter-finals of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Dehli
  • Making my first Olympic Games after dreaming about ever since I took the sport up

Interesting Facts

  • Leanne Choo rose to prominence after taking out the U/17 Australian Championships in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles in 2006 and she went on compete at her first World Junior Championships in the same year.
  • Choo began competing with London partner Renuga Veeran in 2010 and were selected to compete at the 2010 Commwealth Games in Delhi. The pair performed well to reach the quarter-finals before going down to Singapore in three sets.
  • Originally living and training in Adelaide, Choo made the decision to move to Melbourne in 2011 to train with the Australian squad to further her badminton career and push for selection to compete in London.
  • With the pair ranked 35th at the end of the Olympic qualifying period, the 2012 Oceania champion and Oceania team champion will realise her dream to compete at the Olympic Games in London.
  • Choo missed selection in the mixed doubles for London with Australian men's doubles representative Glenn Warfe after missing out on breaking into the top 50 by 3 places despite some promising results in 2011 and 2012.

Sport

Years on national team

9

Coach

Lasse Bundegaard (2007 - current)
Ricky Yu (2007 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Adelaide, Australia

Education

Primary

Glen Osmond Primary School (SA, Australia)

Secondary

Glenunga International High School (SA, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Design Studies- Adelaide University (2010 - current)


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