Donna Haliday

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Donna Haliday
Personal information
Country New Zealand
Born (1981-02-04) 4 February 1981 (age 39)
Raetihi, New Zealand
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking30 (WD) 15 July 2010
25 (XD) 15 July 2010

Donna Haliday (born 4 February 1981; née Cranston) is a New Zealand badminton player.[1] In 2008, she won the mixed doubles title at the Oceania Championships in New Caledonia with Henry Tam.[2] She also completed her success by winning the women's and mixed team gold, and making the women's team competed at the 2008 Uber Cup finals in Jakarta.[3][4] In 2010, she competed at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Haliday was born in Raetihi, and raised in Ohakune.[5][6] Her husband is Collin.[6]

Achievements[edit]

Oceania Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stadium Southland,
Invercargill, New Zealand
New Zealand Danielle Barry Australia Leanne Choo
Australia Kate Wilson-Smith
13–21, 12–21 Bronze Bronze
2008 Nouméa, New Caledonia New Zealand Renee Flavell New Zealand Michelle Chan
New Zealand Rachel Hindley
14–21, 8–21 Silver Silver
2006 Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand Renee Flavell New Zealand Sara Runesten-Petersen
New Zealand Nicole Gordon
17–21, 14–21 Bronze Bronze
2004 Waitakere City, New Zealand New Zealand Kimberly Windsor Australia Jane Crabtree
Australia Kate Wilson-Smith
8–15, 7–15 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Stadium Southland,
Invercargill, New Zealand
New Zealand Henry Tam Australia Glenn Warfe
Australia Kate Wilson-Smith
11–21, 10–21 Silver Silver
2008 Nouméa, New Caledonia New Zealand Henry Tam New Zealand Craig Cooper
New Zealand Renee Flavell
16–21, 21–19, 21–17 Gold Gold

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Australian Open New Zealand Henry Tam Hong Kong Yohan Hadikusumo Wiratama
Hong Kong Chau Hoi Wah
11–21, 5–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Cyprus International New Zealand Danielle Barry Russia Anastasia Chervyakova
Russia Natalia Perminova
18–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Nouméa International New Zealand Danielle Barry Mexico Deyanira Angulo
Australia Louise McKenzie
21–5, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Victorian International New Zealand Danielle Barry Australia Erin Carroll
Australia Renuga Veeran
21–16, 19–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Victorian International New Zealand Renee Flavell Malaysia Lim Pek Siah
Malaysia Haw Chiou Hwee
8–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Victorian International New Zealand Renee Flavell Australia Kellie Lucas
Australia Kate Wilson-Smith
27–25, 7–21, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Cyprus International New Zealand Henry Tam Wales Richard Vaughan
Wales Sarah Thomas
21–18, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Canterbury International New Zealand Joe Wu New Zealand Oliver Leydon-Davis
New Zealand Louise McKenzie
21–19, 19–21, 23–25 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Nouméa International New Zealand Henry Tam New Zealand Kevin Dennerly-Minturn
Australia Louise McKenzie
21–19, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Victorian International New Zealand Henry Tam Australia Raj Veeran
Australia Renuga Veeran
12–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 North Shore City International New Zealand Henry Tam New Zealand Joe Wu
New Zealand Danielle Barry
21–14, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Waikato International New Zealand Henry Tam Japan Naomasa Senkyo
Japan Misaki Matsutomo
21–13, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players: Donna Haliday". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ "New Zealand wins four titles at Oceania Champs". Badminton Oceania. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "New Zealand win Oceania Teams Event". Badminton Oceania. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ "TUC Oceania – Kiwis cash strapped to get to Jakarta for TUC finals". Badzine.net. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Athletes: Donna Haliday". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  6. ^ a b "No turning back for badminton ace Haliday". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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