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Nicholas Jinadasa

Badminton

Jinadasa

Event:                          Men's Singles and Mixed Doubles

Doubles Partner:          Samantha Jinadasa

Height:                         5'9"

Weight:                        152 lbs.

Birthdate:                     1985

Birthplace:                   Long Beach, Calif.

Hometown:                   Long Beach, Calif.

Current Residence:       Long Beach, Calif.

Coach:                         Sunil Jinadasa

 

Nicholas Jinadasa is the son of Sunil and Wendy Jinadasa...Has one sister, Samantha, who is also an elite badminton athlete...Nicholas and Samantha play mixed doubles together...Samantha was a member of t he 2003 United States Pan American Games Team that competed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic...Nicholas graduated from University of California, Irvine in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology...Is considering going to Law School and ranked in the 97th percentile on his LSAT exam...Graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif. in 2003...Was a National Merit Scholar semi-finalist...Lists his hobbies as playing the piano and guitar, doing graphic design and bowling.

 

Competition Record

 

2007 Results:

Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Men's Singles, Second Round

Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Men's Doubles (Eric Go), First Round

Pan American Badminton Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Team Event, Silver Medal

 

2006 Results:

World Badminton Championships, Mixed Doubles (Samantha Jinadasa), Round of 32

U.S. National Collegiate Badminton Championships, Mixed Doubles (Samantha Jinadasa), Semi-finalist

 

2005 Results:

U.S. National Badminton Championships, Mixed Doubles (Samantha Jinadasa), Finalist

CIF-SS, Mixed Doubles, (Samantha Jinadasa), Finalist

 

2004 Results:

U.S. National Badminton Championships, Mixed Doubles (Samantha Jinadasa), Semi-finalist

CIF-SS, Mixed Doubles, (Samantha Jinadasa), Finalist

 

2003 Results:

Junior Pan American Badminton Championships, Mixed Doubles (Samantha Jinadasa), Participant

CIF-SS, Mixed Doubles, (Samantha Jinadasa), Finalist

 

2002 Results:

World Junior Pan American Badminton Championships, Mixed Doubles - Under-17(Samantha Jinadasa), Gold Medal

World Junior Pan American Badminton Championships, Team Event, Gold Medal

CIF-SS, Mixed Doubles, (Samantha Jinadasa), Champion