Melbourne-based Renuga Veeran will compete in the Commonwealth Games 2018 to be held from April 4 to April 15, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.
The Malaysia-born Tamilian decided to take a break from competitions three years ago to focus on her new family, having married to a Tamilian New Zealander from Wellington.
In her first competition after re-entry, she was a Runners-Up in Women’s Doubles at the 2017 Yonex/K&D Graphics International Series at Los Angeles, USA in December 2017.
Games in New Zealand
She improved her game to win the Championship of Women’s Doubles at the Yonex North Harbour International, Auckland on February 4, 2018. She played with her Badminton Partner Leanne Choo against Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville.
In Victor Oceania Team Championship 2018 held in Hamilton, she was a Runner-Up.
She has been representing Australia since 2006 at the highest level, such as the London Olympics 2012, Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow, Scotland and 2010 Delhi, India.
While in Hamilton on February 5, 2018, Renuga conducted a special coaching session for Junior Badminton players of the Tamil Society Waikato, attracting the attention of the Badminton Australia and Oceania Tournament officials.
Renuga is looking forward to her visit to Malaysia in March to meet and inspire some of the junior players in Kuala Lumpur where she was born and raised. Both her parents were Badminton players.
Selvathurai Balasubramanian (popularly known as ‘Uncle Bala’) has been playing Badminton for more than 45 years and is now the coach for TSW Juniors. Currently two players, Tebijan and Nithin are representing the Waikato Regional Under 15 Team.
Renuga Veeran and her partner Leanne Choo at the Women’s Doubles held at Eastlink Badminton Stadium in Hamilton.