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Biography

HUGHES Matthew Lee

Nationality Wales Flag WAL Wales
Birth Date 31/10/1978
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Badminton Men's Singles
Member of Wales Badminton Men's Doubles

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
21 Mar
9:01
EXB
Court 3
Men's Singles Round of 64
Match 6
Sri Lanka Flag SRI  - KARUNARATNE Niluka 2 21 21   Completed Results Bracket
Wales Flag WAL  - HUGHES Matthew Lee 0 15 17  

Place Of Birth Bangor, Wales
Residence Cardiff, Wales
Marital Status Single
Occupation Athlete
Handedness Right
International Debut 1998 (Wales v France)
Coach Zhou Junling
Club Cardiff, Wales
Idol Tiger Woods
Recent Results Scottish International (Glasgow, Scotland, Nov-2005)
Quarter finals in the Men's Doubles (with M. Lewis)

Yonex All England (Birmingham, England, Jan-2006)
Round of 64 in the Men's Doubles
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Round of 32 in the Men's Doubles (with M. Hughes)
Round of 32 in the Mixed Doubles (with R. Ashworth)

Kuala Lumpur 1998
Round of 32 in the Men's Singles
Round of 16 in the Men's Doubles (with G. Lewis)
Olympic
Games History
has not competed
Injuries Matthew had tarsal tunnel (foot) release operation. He also broke his fifth metatarsal (foot) in 2003.
Other Matthew started playing badminton when he was nine years old. He began playing at Llanfairfechan in North Wales where his parents were members.

He trains twice a day, five times a week. He also trains once on Saturday.

He has played badminton for clubs all over the world. He has played for Llanfairfechan BC in Wales, RS Sports in Malaysia, SG Shorndorf in Germany and SV Regensberg also in Germany.

Matthew and his partner Martyn Lewis are the number one Welsh badminton pair.

Away from table tennis, Matthew enjoys DJing (mixing music), reading and playing golf. His golf handicap is 12.

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