Two female badminton players in red scream in happy reactionCandice Ward/COC
Candice Ward/COC

Catherine Choi

Biographie

Catherine Choi won the both mixed doubles gold at the 2018 El Salvador International and the singles bronze.

In 2019, Choi teamed up with Josephine Wu in women’s doubles. The partnership led to Choi reaching her first BWF World Tour quarterfinals at the Hyderabad Open in August. Just a week later they’d claim the doubles silver medal at the Bulgarian Open.

The pair combined for 5 podium finishes in 2022 and 2023, culminating with winning Choi’s first senior international gold medal at the Guatemala International Challenge.

As a junior, Choi won mixed doubles silver at the 2019 Pan American Championships. That same year she’d make her second appearance at the World Junior Championships, achieving her best result at the event by reaching the round of sixteen in doubles. She also represented Canada at the 2018 World Junior Team Challenge, winning all four of her matches in singles and doubles.

A Little More About Catherine

Getting into the Sport: Started playing badminton at 9 and began competing a year later… Outside Interests: Enjoys drawing, singing and music… Would like to pursue a career in interior/industrial design… Odds and Ends: Has a Buddhist necklace she always wears… Collects pins, keychains, postcards and magnets from her competition travels… Favourite motto: “When life puts you into tough situations don’t say ‘why me’ say try me’”