Canadian badminton duo disqualified from Pan Am Games
Derrick Ng, Adrian Liu denied participation due to clerical error
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.