Winnipegger David Snider, 21, won his second Canadian national badminton championship last Sunday at Humber College in Toronto, beating Ontario's Joseph Rogers 21-17, 21-14.
He won his first national championship in 2008, which made the 18-year-old athlete the youngest player to do so. "He shocked everyone with his determination and exciting game style," said Manitoba Badminton Association acting executive director Ryan Giesbrecht. "David has extreme talent and will continue to go far in this sport."
For the last three years, Snider has been training and travelling internationally to various tournaments, even spending four months in Denmark to further his skills. Last year he finished in the round of 32 at the Commonwealth Games, round of 16 at the Pan Am Championships and third at the Atwater International Tournament in Vancouver.