Mona Zhang hits a shot as partner Carl Ding looks on during the mixed doubles event of the city high school badminton championships at Vincent Massey on Wednesday. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
Neelin’s Yugo Ogata won her second gold medal of the Brandon high school badminton championships on Wednesday.
Ogata teamed up with Lane Tufts to defeat Vincent Massey’s Hailey Curtis and Ravi Hunter 21-17, 21-17 in the junior varsity mixed final at Vincent Massey. Ogata claimed the JV girls’ singles title on Monday over Jenna Yang of Massey.
In the varsity mixed doubles final, Jayden Sisson of Crocus Plains completed his collection of medals by winning gold with Kendall Omeljanow. They defeated Neelin’s Joe Waters and Jamie DeBacker 21-18, 21-9 in the final. Sisson earned a silver medal in varsity boys’ doubles and bronze in the varsity boys’ singles event.
Sisson was partnered with Keaton Jameson in the varsity boys’ doubles final, which they lost to Massey’s Luke Giesbrecht and Clark Whelpton. Giesbrecht also won silver in singles, losing to fellow Massey student Duncan Campbell.
Massey dominated the first two days of the event by winning seven of eight gold medals. Taylor Curtis claimed the varsity girls’ singles title with Cole Mushumanski topping the junior varsity boys’ singles competition on Monday.
Mushumanski teamed up with Kevin Mu to win JV boys’ doubles gold on Tuesday, while Hailey Curtis and Jenna Yang took the JV girls’ doubles title and Olivia Pieroni and Katherine Lee won the varsity girls’ doubles championship.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 24, 2014