Badminton player retains top titles

By Jon Davies  
Friday 25th March 2022 11:00 am
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Aimie, pictured with her trophies (Pic from Carl Whiteman )

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Abergavenny’s Aimie Whiteman has successfully retained her National Ladies Singles and Doubles titles at the Badminton Wales Senior National Championships.

The Championships were held at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff on the weekend of February 5.

Eighteen-year-old Aimie also took the silver medal in the Mixed Doubles event.

In the Ladies Singles Aimie beat the promising Saffron Morris of Cardiff 21-15 and 21-12, and in the Ladies Doubles Aimie teamed up with former world ranked and Indonesian International Doubles player Devi Tika Permatasari to take the title 21-15 and 21-10.

The Mixed Doubles was tightly contested with Aimie and partner Martin Lewis, Nottingham University Badminton Coach, losing narrowly to Devi Tika Permatasari and Adil Khan.

Aimie has travelled extensively of late in pursuit of her badminton career and as well as playing tournaments representing Wales in Poland, Spain, France and Finland also plays regularly for Bourg in the French National Badminton League.

Aimie, along with her sisters and brother all started their badminton careers at the Abergavenny Junior Badminton Club under the coaching of Chris Pritchard. Elder brother Tomos was a particularly promising Junior International before a serious elbow injury curtailed his playing career whilst twin sister Lucie and elder sister Katie have both represented Wales at senior level.

All would give great credit to Chris for launching them on their badminton careers.

Aimie would also like to thank the Abergavenny Rotary Club for their continued support and sponsorship and also Yonex UK and YC Sports Cardiff.

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