"The most important things I've learned in
life, I learned on the badminton court."
- Anna Rice
Anna Rice is from North Vancouver, Canada and is a retired member of the Canadian Olympic Badminton Team. Anna uses Black Knight badminton equipment and calls the Black Knight Taper40 racket the best racket she has ever used!
Anna is a 5-time National Champion and represented Canada at the International level for over 12 years, including such major events as the 2004 Athens Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2006 & 2010 Commonwealth Games, as well as several World Championships.
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Anna became the first female singles player from a Pan American country to achieve a top-16 finish. While continuing with her professional badminton career, now working as a coach, Anna strives to use her success on the court to help promote the sport of badminton in North America.
Anna played professional badminton in Denmark for many years along with her husband Bobby Milroy, before the two re-settled back in Canada.
As well as being an athlete, Anna is also active in other areas of her sporting community. As an Athlete Ambassador for the non-profit organization called Right To Play, Anna traveled to Uganda last Spring to work with this humanitarian organization. Watch the video below to see pictures from those exciting 10 weeks. For more information about Right To Play go to the Right To Play section of this website or follow this link to the Right To Play website.