Papua New Guinea national badminton team

Papua New Guinea national badminton team
Papua New Guinea national badminton team
Nesenel badminton tim bilong Papua Niugini
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
SportBadminton 22
AssociationBadminton Papua New Guinea
LocationPapua New Guinea
PresidentKinivanagi Karo
Affiliation(s)Badminton World Federation
ConfederationBadminton Oceania
World rankUnknown rank

The Papua New Guinea national badminton team represents Papua New Guinea in international badminton team competitions.[1] It is organized by Badminton Papua New Guinea, the governing body for badminton in Papua New Guinea. Badminton is not a popular sport in Papua New Guinea, The national team have rarely participated in international team events.

While the sport is not popular in the nation, it has been gaining slight popularity with the help of Shuttle Time programs organized by the Badminton World Federation to support the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton activities to children.[2]

Papua New Guinea also competes in para-badminton. The para-badminton team competed in the 2020 Oceania Para-Badminton Championships and won a silver and a bronze medal.[3]

Participation in Oceania Para-Badminton Championships

Papua New Guinea debuted in the 2020 Oceania Para-Badminton Championships. David Joe Kaniku won Papua New Guinea's first medal at the championships.[4]

As of the 2022 Oceania Para Badminton Championships
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Australia18203876
2 New Zealand63817
3 Papua New Guinea0123
4 Fiji0011
Totals (4 entries)24244997

List of medalists

Medal Name Venue Event
 Silver David Joe Kaniku Australia 2020 Ballarat Men's singles SH6
 Bronze Jerome Bunge Australia 2020 Ballarat Men's doubles SL3-SU5
 Bronze Danny Ten Australia 2020 Ballarat Mixed doubles SL3-SU5
 Bronze Jerome Bunge Australia 2022 Melbourne Men's singles SL3+SU5

Current squad

Para-badminton

Men
  • Jerome Bunge
  • David Joe Kaniku
  • Danny Ten
  • Nelly Ruth Leva
Women
  • Dorna Longbut

References

  1. ^ "Members | BWF Corporate". Retrieved 2022-08-18.
  2. ^ "Shuttle Time for PNG – BWF Shuttle Time". Retrieved 2022-08-18.
  3. ^ Tom. "New courts, new country, new beginnings: Players from Papua New Guinea venture abroad to compete in their first VICTOR Oceania Championships". Badminton Oceania. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
  4. ^ "BWF Para-Badminton - VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2020 - Winners". bwfpara.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 2022-08-18.