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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 17th (doubles) - 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

  • Being selected for my first Olympic Games to compete with Leanne Choo in London
  • Finishing 5th in the doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi
  • Ranked as the top ladies singles, doubles and mixed doubles player in Australasia in 2009

Interesting Facts

  • Renuga Veeran was born in Malaysia into a family with a strong pedigree in the sport. Both her parents represented Malaysia, as did her brother, and she followed in their footsteps when she represented her birth country at the World Junior Championships.
  • Veeran migrated to Australia with her family when she was 16 and became Australia's top ranked female player that year.
  • In 2010, Veeran competed for Australia at the Commonwealth Games in the women's doubles and lined up alongside her brother, Raj, in the mixed doubles and mixed teams event. She took the court alongside London-bound teammate Leanne Choo in the women's doubles where they went down to Singapore in a tight contest in the quarter-finals. She went close again in the team's event, again finishing 5th, while claiming 17th with her brother in the mixed doubles.
  • Veeran and Choo have performed strongly together in 2012 winning the Oceania Championships, Oceania Team Championships, Uber Cup preliminaries and finishing 5th at the 2012 Air Tahiti Nui International Challenge.
  • Veeran and partner Choo qualified for the Olympic Team with a string of solid performances that saw them climb to a career high ranking of 26th in the world, while remaining Australia's leading women's pair. The pair finished the qualifying period ranked 35th in the world.

Sport

Years on national team

6

Coach

Ricky Yu (2008 - current)

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Club

Badminton Australia (VIC, Australia)

Education

Primary

Sekolah Rendah Kepong (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Secondary

Leichhardt Secondary College (NSW, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Business - Victoria University (2007 - 2009)


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