Participants

Kate FOO KUNE

Kate FOO KUNE
    Badminton
Birth Date:  29 Mar 1993
Place of Birth:  Rose-Hill
Country of birth:  MRI
Age:  25
Gender:   Female

Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
BDM Badminton Women's Singles 9
Mixed Team Event 5

Kate FOO KUNE - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 9:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group B
Mauritius
5
Zambia
0
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 19:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group B
Mauritius
5
Jamaica
0
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 14:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group B
Singapore
5
Mauritius
0
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:01
Mixed Team Event Quarterfinal 1
India
3
Mauritius
0
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 13:05
Women's Singles Round of 32
Kate FOO KUNE
2
Hasini AMBALANGODAGE
0
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 12:20
Women's Singles Round of 16
Brittney TAM
2
Kate FOO KUNE
1
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Singles R64
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Doubles R32
2014 Glasgow, SCO Mixed Doubles R64
2014 Glasgow, SCO Mixed Team Group
2010 Delhi, IND Women's Singles R32
2010 Delhi, IND Women's Doubles R32
2010 Delhi, IND Mixed Doubles R64
2010 Delhi, IND Mixed Team Group

Olympic Games
Year Location Event Rank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Singles Group

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2017 Glasgow, SCO Women's Singles R64
2013 Guangzhou, CHN Women's Singles R64

Hobbies

"I read, I go to the gym, I cook with friends." (lexpress.mu, 12 Mar 2017)


Occupation

Athlete (Instagram, 30 Oct 2017)


Education

Sports management at Sports Management School, Paris, France


Languages spoken

Creole, English, French, Mauritian


Position style

Left-handed


Sporting relatives

Her parents, Jacques and Cathy (nee NG), represented Mauritius in badminton, winning gold in the mixed doubles at the 1985 Indian Ocean Games in Mauritius. Her older sister, Kathy, represented Mauritius in badminton at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and three Commonwealth Games (2002, 2006, 2010), partnering her sister in the doubles at Delhi 2010. (defimedia.info, 24 Feb 2016; singapore2010.sg, 14 Aug 2010)


National league

1. Bundesliga


Reason

"I began playing in Mauritius when I was six. My whole family plays and they initiated me. My mother use to teach me when I was a little kid." (bwfbadminton.com, 2016; NewVisionBadminton YouTube, 11 Jul 2012)


Ambition

"Keep climbing the world rankings and maybe get into the top 30 in the world." (thesportscampus.com, 16 Aug 2016)


Memorable

Defeating Hsuan-Yu Wendy CHAN (AUS) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. "The peak of my career so far. I cannot describe how happy I was to win this match. It gives me the hope that I have the mental strength to get into the top 40 in the world." (fookunekate.wixsite.com, 25 Aug 2016)


Additional information

FAMILY AFFAIR
"My parents used to play badminton and fell in love with each other in badminton. It was a sort of cute love story. They got in the national team and said, 'Let's played mixed doubles together', and won a few tournaments. Then they decided to get married and make two daughters and, obviously, they both had to play badminton. When they built our house, they made the burglar bars on the windows in the shape of a shuttlecock." (badzine.net, 29 Aug 2013; thesportscampus.com, 16 Aug 2016)


LACK OF FUNDING
"In Mauritius you don't get any funding. You need to get sponsored and you need to be good to get sponsored, but how can you get good if you don't pay for training? It's kind of a vicious circle. Mauritius has no money in badminton. They don't want to invest in it. They will fund football instead." (badzine.net, 29 Aug 2013)

HONOUR
Flagbearer for Mauritius at the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (olympic.org, 5 Aug 2016)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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