Athlete Profile: Dawson McClure

April 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. (ET)

Name: Dawson McClure
Age: 15 years old
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hometown: Glenpool, Oklahoma
Training at/Club: Frisco Badminton
Training with/Coach: Staff coaches at Frisco Badminton

Q. What are your goals for badminton?

A. To achieve a medal and reach the podium in singles at an international tournament. To be the best player I can become.

What is your favorite thing about the sport of badminton?

A.The fast pace and the incredible excitement of high level competition!

Q. Tell us one fun fact about you.

A. I love to play other sports like basketball and baseball. I’m very thankful with my dwarfism that para badminton gave me the ability to continue feeding my love of high level competition.

Career highlights:
Current Singles World Ranking 24, highest rank - 19
2020 Peru International - Bronze MD, Bronze XD
2019 USA Nationals - Silver MS
2019 participated in World Championships in Switzerland
2018 Brazil International - Bronze MD
2018 Pan Am Championships - Bronze MD, Bronze XD