I'm Justin Ma I started playing badminton since I was 10 years old - I have played in major tournaments and currently represent the USA in international tournaments.

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Tournaments I Have Won

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7 Times

US Junior National Champion (singles / doubles / mixed doubles)

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Pan American Junior Champion

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4 Times

Collegiate National Champion (singles / doubles / mixed doubles)

Badminton My Journey

I started playing badminton when I was 10 and fell in love with the sport very quickly. But the start wasn’t smooth at all.

I would perform poorly in my tournament matches and no matter how much effort I put into it during training, I just couldn’t win. Sometimes I would break down crying on the court before the match was even over. But I knew I had it in me to make it big!

When I hit 14 years old, I won 15 consecutive tournaments in the next 1.5 years, including the US Junior Nationals and Pan American Junior Championships. I was invited to compete in the World Junior Championships when I was 17 and played in the World University Games in College when I was 20.

I took 4 years off from seriously training and competing to focus on my studies at UC Berkeley, but now I’m back and happy to be playing professionally for the USA.

Justin Ma - ON THE ROAD TO OLYMPICS 2024

I’m Helping Others Find Their Love of Badminton! I want popularize badminton in the western world and show people how competitive and tough the sport is. I am passionate about helping people find joy in playing badminton and improving their game.