Victoria Na AOC

Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 9th (team) - 2012 Thomas & Uber Cup (Wuhan, China)
  • 9th (singles) - 2012 Air Tahiti Nui International Challenge (Punaauia, French Polynesia)
  • 17th (singles) - 2012 Yonex Australian Open Grand Prix Gold (Sydney, Australia)
  • 3rd (singles) - 2012 Oceania Championships (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 1st (singles) - 2012 Oceania Team Championships (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 1st (team) - 2012 Uber Cup Preliminaries - Oceania (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 2nd (team) - 2012 Thomas Cup Preliminaries - Oceania (Ballarat, Australia)
  • 1st (singles) - 2011 Ethiopia International 2011 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Career Highlights

  • Making my first Olympic Team to compete in London
  • Winning my first women's singles international title at the Namibia Badminton International 2011
  • Setting a personal best World ranking of 84 in badminton women's singles

Interesting Facts

  • Victoria Na will be Australia's only singles representative in London. She will fulfil her Olympic dream after taking up the sport that her father, a keen player himself, got her involved when she was 9.
  • She won her first national junior title in 2005, taking out the U/15 singles division before going on to win the Australasian U/17 singles title in 2007 and the Australasian U/19 singles title in 2009.
  • Na had a strong 2011 competing in a number of tournaments in Africa winning the Ethiopia and Namibia International events and coming runner up at the Zimbabwe International. Closer to home, Na claimed 2nd place at the Altona Cup and the Manukau International.
  • Welcoming the world's best to Australia in early 2012, Na had an opportunity to take on some of the leading contenders for medals in Sydney at the Yonex International. Despite being knocked out early, the opportunity to play opponents she may face in London in front of a home crowd was a boost heading towards the London Games.

Sport

Years on national team

1

Coach

Kobeng Na (2000 - current)

Primary Training Base

Kilsyth, Victoria, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Club

Badminton Academy of Victoria (Kilsyth, Australia)

Education

Primary

Mount View Primary School (VIC, Australia)

Secondary

Haileybury Girls College (VIC, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Arts (Digital Art) - RMIT (2009 - )


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