Badminton

Canadian badminton duo disqualified from Pan Am Games

Canadians and medal hopefuls Derrick Ng and Adrian Liu have been disqualified from the Pan Am Games due to a clerical error through Badminton Canada.

Derrick Ng, Adrian Liu denied participation due to clerical error

Derrick Ng (right) and Adrian Liu were strong medal hopefuls for Canada this year at the Pan Am Games (Google Images)

Canadians Derrick Ng and Adrian Liu have been disqualified from the Pan Am Games due to a clerical error through Badminton Canada.

The doubles partners from Vancouver registered in multiple events in the same week of competition, which is against Badminton World Federation regulations. The tandem thought the event in Taipei, Taiwan was in October.

According to international rules, if you sign up for two different events that are taking place at the same time, you are automatically disqualified from both. 

Badminton Canada appealed the decision, arguing the duo inadvertently broke the rules, but the appeal was denied.

Ng and Liu earned a bronze at the 2011 Pan Am Games and were considered strong medal contenders for Canada at this year's tournament.

With files from The Canadian Press.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.