Raju Rai

USA Badminton

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Event:                          Men's Singles

Height:                         5' 11"

Weight:                        152 lbs.

Birthdate:                     1983

Hometown:                   Atlanta, Ga

Current Residence:       Anaheim, Calif.

Coaches:                      Tony Gunawan

Dominant Hand:           Right

 

Rajiv "Raju" Kumar Rai is the son of Nachi and Sandra Rai...He has one brother, Sanju Rai...In 2006 Rai participated in a Badminton World Federation training program in Germany, but suffered a knee injury in the fall of 2006 that forced him to return to the United States to have it surgically repaired in spring of 2007...Looks to be returning to top form following rehabilitation of his knee...Is attending Santiago Canyon College where he is studying Biology...Hopes to one day become an optometrist...Graduated from William Jefferson Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2001...Trains at the Orange County Badminton Club in Orange, Calif...Also works as a coach at the Orange County Badminton Club...Lists his hobbies and interests as playing other sports, training, watching television, going to the movies, shopping and chilling with his friends...Says that his parents and his brother are the people that have had the greatest impact on his life.

 

Competition Record:

 

2007 Results:

U.S. Open, Men's Doubles (Tony Gunawan), Bronze

 

2006 Results:

Boston Open, Men's Singles, Gold Medal

Thomas Cup Team Member

U.S. National Championships. Men's Singles, Gold Medal

World Training Center Team Member (Saarbrucken, Germany)

 

2005 Results:

SCBA Open, Men's Singles Semi-Finalist, Men's Doubles Silver Medalist

Pan American Championships: Men's Doubles Gold Medalist, Men's Singles Bronze Medalist

Pan American Team Championships, Silver Medal

Sudirman Cup Team Member

U.S. National Championships: Men's Singles, Gold Medal

World Championship Team Member

World Training Center Team Member (Saarbrucken, Germany)

2006 Thomas Cup Team Member

 

2004 Results:   

U.S. National Championships, Men's Singles and Mixed Doubles Gold Medalist, Men's Doubles Silver Medalist

Trinidad Open: Men's Singles Silver Medalist, Men's Doubles Gold Medalist

New Zealand International, Men's Doubles, Silver Medal

U.S. Open, Men's Singles Quarterfinalist

 

2003 Results:

Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Mixed Doubles (May Mangkalakiri), Bronze Medal

Siam Cement Thailand Open, Men's Doubles

Siam Cement Thailand Open, Men's Singles

 

2000 Results:

U.S. Junior National Championships, Under 19 Boy's Singles Finalist

U.S. Junior National Championships, Under 19 Boy's Doubles Finalist

U.S. Junior National Championships, Under 21 Boy's Singles Finalist

U.S. Adult National Championships, Men's Singles

U.S. Adult National Championships, Men's Doubles

U.S. Open, Men's Doubles

U.S. Open, Men's Singles