Two-time Pan Am champion Michelle Li made her first appearance at an Olympic Games in 2012 and competed in both the singles and doubles events (with partner Alexandra Bruce) in Badminton. The duo of Bruce and Li finished in fourth place and Li finished in 19th place individually.
Heading into London, Li was coming off a breakthrough 2011 in which she captured double gold at the Pan American Games in singles and doubles with partner Bruce. In 2011, she was also crowned the national champ in both those events.
At the 2010 Pan American Badminton Championships, Li won silver in singles and doubles and was also a member of the gold-medal winning team.
In 2010, Li won silver in both singles and doubles at nationals, adding to her singles silver the year prior.
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Idols (in sport or other):
Favourite activities outside of sport:
Shopping, watching movies, going out with friends.
Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):
Michelle (November 3, 1991)
Pre-competition rituals / superstitions:
Tie my left shoe before the right one
Preferred sport events / Specialties:
Badminton and volleyball
Senior national athlete since:
College/ University (year graduated):
University of Toronto (not yet graduated)
Focus of studies:
Org./ charities supported:
Other sports participated in:
Volleyball, basketball, flag football
Favourite movies / TV shows:
Harry Potter, Transformers, Despicable Me, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries and Slot More
Favourite quote / motto:
Just do it.
It would surprise you to know that I …:
Sometimes Like to play video games.
Never stop eating.
National titles (include event, year):
2011 women’s singles senior national champion
2011 women’s doubles senior nation champion
2010 women’s singles senior national silver medalist
2010 women’s doubles senior national silver medalist
2009 womens singles senior national silver medalist
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2012:
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2011:
Dutch open silver medalist
Canada Winter Games women’s singles champion
Canada Winter Games women’s doubles champion
Canada Winter Games team event champions
Senior National Champion for women’s singles and doubles
U23 National Champion for women’s singles and doubles
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2010:
Commonwealth Games quarter finalist
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2009:
Us Open womens singles semi finalist
Atwater international women’s single semi finalist
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2008:
Commonwealth Youth Games silver medalist
Pan Am Games results — all events, all Games:
2010 team event – gold medalist
2010 women’s singles – silver medalist
2010 women’s doubles – silver medalist
World Championship appearances – Best results by year:
Major awards (ex. CDN Player of Year, Hall of Fame inductee):
Badminton Canada Canadian Female Athlete of the Year