Finalists for the Badminton Individual event are decided



Similarly, Johanna Kou has previously collected a Silver in 2007 and a bronze in 2011 Women’s Singles. This year, she will be competing for bronze again after Tahiti’s Coralie Bouttin secured a comfortable victory in two games against the already decorated Kou.

Fijian first seed, Danielle Whiteside, had high hopes of taking home Gold this year but following the three-day long Mixed Team competition, has seen an injury get progressively worse which was visibly hindering her movement. Nonetheless, New Caledonia’s Matauli played a clever game to knock the first seed out of Gold medal contention and into the bronze medal play off tomorrow.

  • Dgeniva Matauli [3] (NCL) vs Danielle Whiteside [1] (FIJ)  21-14 21-10
  • Coralie Bouttin (TAH) vs Johanna Kou (NCL) 21-16 21-11

“I did not expect to get this far in the tournament. Obviously, I am very happy with the outcome today and I hope to win tomorrow”, says Matauli


Tahiti showed their strength in the Men’s Doubles draw as they guarantee to take home Gold and Silver tomorrow. The fourth seeds, Rauhiri Goguenheim and Rémi Rossi, dealt a huge upset to the New Caledonian first seeds, while Quentin Bernaix and Tarepa Bourgery defeated Fiji’s Ahmad Ali and Martin Feussner.

  • Quentin Bernaix/Tarepa Bourgery (TAH) vs Ahmad Ali/Martin Feussner (FIJ) 21-18 21-12
  • Rauhiri Goguenheim/Rémi Rossi [4] (TAH) vs Ronan Ho-Yagues/ Morgan Paitio [1] (NCL) 21-19 23-21


 The sisters from Fiji, Karyn and Andra Whiteside have been unstoppable throughout the week and only have one match remaining to confirm a 100% success rate throughout the Games and a Gold medal to accompany. They’ll be joined by the first seed from New Caledonia and defending Champion Johanna Kou (who won in 2007 and 2011) with her new partner Dgeniva Matauli.

  • Karyn Gibson/Andra Whiteside (FIJ) vs Coralie Bouttin/Esther Tau (TAH) 21-16 21-17
  • Johanna Kou/Dgeniva Matauli [1] (NCL) vs Alissa Dean/Danielle Whiteside (FIJ) 21-13 21-16

You can view the schedules and results of tomorrow's finals on Tournament Software

This article is published from Badminton Oceania with permission.