Alex Bruce has recently been one of the stalwarts on the Canadian badminton team, primarily as a doubles competitor. At London 2012 she and partner Michelle Li finished fourth in women’s doubles for Canada’s best-ever Olympic badminton result. Together they had won gold at the 2011 Pan Am Games and the 2011 Canada Games. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Bruce reached the quarterfinals in both the women’s doubles (with Phyllis Chan) and mixed doubles (with Toby Ng) events. She and Ng went on to win gold at the 2014 Pan American Championships. While at Western University, Bruce was named OUA Female Rookie of the Year in 2008 and OUA MVP in 2014. Bruce has a career-high ranking of 20th in women’s doubles and 31st in mixed doubles.
Family: Parents David and Cindy Bruce… Older brother Max played football at Queens University and the University of Manitoba… Getting into the Sport: Started playing badminton at age 8… Her parents were members of a badminton club that put on clinics for kids… Winning silver in doubles at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games cemented her interest in playing badminton beyond high school and perhaps making a career of it… Other Interests: Graduated from Western University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Engineering Science (Civil Structural Engineering)… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Alex, Brucie…
Notable International Results
OG: 2012 – 4th (doubles)
BWF WCh: 2014 – Rd of 64 (doubles), Rd of 64 (mixed doubles); 2011 – Rd of 64 (doubles)
PAG: 2011 – GOLD (doubles), Rd of 16 (mixed doubles)
CWG: 2014 – Qtr-finals (doubles), Qtr-finals (mixed doubles), 2010 – Rd32