Biography:

• Winner of three career BWF World Tour events
• Won four straight doubles gold (2016-19) at the Pan American Championships with partner Jason Ho-Shue
• Winner of three consecutive national championships in men’s doubles
• Yakura/Ho-Shue is the top-ranked doubles team in the Pan American region in the BWF World Rankings heading into Lima 2019

A LITTLE MORE ABOUT NYL

Getting into the Sport: Started competing in badminton at age 10… While watching an Indonesian badminton player celebrate his gold medal at Athens 2004, his desire to compete for Team Canada was sparked… Outside Interests: Began studying fitness and health promotion at Humber College before putting school on hiatus to focus on Tokyo 2020… Would like to become a strength and conditioning coach for high performance athletes… Odds and Ends: Collects fridge magnets and luggage stickers from each country he visits… Favourite quote “Blood, sweat, and respect. First two you give, last one you earn.” – Dwayne Johnson