Biography:

• Youngest ever Canadian senior champion, winning his first national title in 2016 at the age of 17
• Has won doubles gold at the last four Pan American Championships with partner Nyl Yakura
• Winner of three consecutive national titles in men’s doubles
• Yakura/Ho-Shue is the top-ranked doubles team in the Pan American region in the BWF World Rankings
• Won a Triple Crown at the 2015 Pan American Junior Championships, accomplishing the rare feat of winning gold in singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the same event
• Contemplated walking away from the sport after his father passed away in 2011 while playing badminton, but continued on with the support of his family, coaches and teammates and won the junior national and Pan Am titles later that year, something he knew his father would be proud of because badminton was something they shared and loved together

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT JASON

Getting into the Sport: Started playing badminton at a very young age and began competing at age 11… Inspired to pursue badminton at an elite level after winning gold at the 2015 Canada Games, defeating the top-ranked player in Canada in the process… Outside Interests: Has completed three years studying Information Technology at York University …  Plans on pursuing a career in IT and Business… Watches movies to relax during his time off… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Pain is temporary, pride is forever… Inspired by tennis star Rafael Nadal for his fight and determination…