Kerr Hall hosts 2015 OUA Badminton Championship

Kerr Hall hosts 2015 OUA Badminton Championship

Ryerson brought home some medals this weekend at the 2015 OUA Badminton Championship. Ryerson’s Kirk Hansen and Nathan Cheung won the bronze medal against Waterloo’s Anthony Ho and Nicolas Hon in men’s doubles, at the event hosted in Ryerson’s Kerr Hall Gym. Hansen also managed to advance to the elimination round in men’s singles but lost in the second round […]

by Iram Partap· · Badminton, Sports
Ryerson's Vivian Kwok brought home doubles badminton gold. (Courtesy Winston Chow)

Vivian Kwok captures badminton gold

By William Brown Ryerson’s Vivian Kwok and Bethany So of the University of Toronto have won gold in the CIS National badminton doubles tournament at Laval University. So is unranked and viewed as an underdog, but the pairing’s teamwork and chemistry led them to an unlikely medal in the national competition and helped Ryerson finish fourth overall in the tournament […]

by Alex Chippin· · Badminton, Rams Athletics, Sports
Rob Fullerton has spent 20 years building Ryerson's program, which has attracted a top player in Dayvon Reid.
Courtesy Winston Chow, Ryerson Athletic

Badminton Rising

The fastest badminton hit in competition is 332 km/h (206 m.p.h.) by Fu Haifeng of China during the 2005 Sudirman Cup, according to the Guinness World Records. Ryerson student Dayvon Reid cannot hit that hard. But he can hit shots over 200 km/h frequently. The average distance Reid will cover in a badminton match is six kilometres. His pulse can […]

by Chris Babic· · Badminton, Sports
Reid lunges for the birdie at the OUA Badminton Championships two weeks ago.

Ryerson Ram Dayvon Reid ready for badminton nationals after battling injury

Dayvon Reid is nursing leg injuries, studying for exams, and on top of that, heading to the Canadian University Badminton Championships in Montreal in three days. “I haven’t really checked in with my doctor,” said Reid about whether he’ll be ready to play competitive badminton on March 23. “I also have assignments and a midterm coming up; I haven’t even […]