Birthdate: August 19, 1980
Weight: 135 lbs
Coach: Bobby Milroy
Canadian Coach: Julia Chen
Curent Canadian Club: Hollyburn and COBA (ClearOne Badminton Academy)
Previous Danish Clubs: Triton Aalborg, Vendsyssel Elite Badminton,Kobenhavns Badminton Klub, Herlev, Gentofte
Clothing and racket Sponsor: BLACK KNIGHT
Racket Used: Black Knight
Current Canadian Ranking: Number 1
Current World Ranking: Number 31
Hobbies: food, movies, other sports, politics, hanging out with friends
Fav Music: Bicycle Shed Ensemble (my sister's band), many Rock and Folk music groups
Fav Food: sushi and icecream (though not sushi flavored icecream, which I have tried!) and Gordie's Chard Roll
Fav Drink: Grass Jelly drink, Bellinis, Sollie's smoothies
People you would most like to meet: My grandfather, Stephen Lewis, Shirin Ebadi
Languages spoken: English, French, Danish, conversational Spanish
Most embarrasing moment in Badminton: I have two. One occurred at the under 19 National Championships finals, when I had a really bad blister on my foot. I decided to put some vassaline on the blister bandage to reduce the friction, but I guess I put a bit too much. Halfway through the first set I went for a shot in my round-the-head corner and off flew my shoe and nearly hit the back linejudge in the face! I fell to the ground but then got up to try to run for the next shot, but then I slipped again on my sock. Very embarrassing.
The second embarrassing moment happened in the all-important under 16 girls doubles provincial championship finals. Unbeknownst to me, a pair of underwear had found its way into my shorts pocket in the wash. In the middle of a crucial rally, out fell the underwear onto the court. Of course I was the last one to realize what had happened. My partner and I- as well as our opponents, burst into laughter and couldn't stop for about 10 minutes. When I then asked the umpire of our match if he knew if the rules said anything about playing a let if your underwear falls onto the court, he was clearly not amused.
Master's Degree in Communication for Development, University of Malmo, Sweden (completed: June 2008). Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science, University of British Columbia, Canada (completed: August 2001). High School: Handsworth Secondary, North Vancouver.