Wooing the shuttle

Auckland badminton player Joe Wu, 24, who currently holds the triple national title holder in the sport, is representing the country at the 21 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Originally born in Taiwan, Joe immigrated to New Zealand with his parents when he was nine. He will spearhead New Zealand’s challenge in the men’s singles of the badminton event in the October event. Wu says he began playing the sport when he was four or five. “It has always been my passion and after I migrated to New Zealand, I followed my passion,” he said. Asked about his hopes in the tournament, the world number 12 shuttler said it would be very challenging because there are some tough teams such as India, Malaysia and Singapore. “A good performance will set the things rolling for our future aim 212 London Olympics. I really want to do well here.”

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