|Real Name:||Kevin Cordon|
|Age:||Born on November 28, 1986, Age: 34|
|Place Of Birth:||Zacapa, Guatemala, November 28, 1986|
Who Is Kevin Cordon?
Information about Kevin Cordon’s biodata and religion has made netizens curious.
The reason is, when compared to other athletes, Kevin Cordon is practically a nobody.
His foreign name in the ears of badminton fans has now made an achievement as well as history for his home country, Guatemala.
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Kevin Cordon managed to become the first badminton athlete from Guatemala to make it through to the semi-finals.
Faced with Viktor Axelsen who is the world number 2 in men’s badminton, Kevin Cordon bears a lot of expectations from the Guatemalan people.
Born 34 years ago, he chose this less popular sport in Guatemala to increase his chances of participating in the Olympics over other sports.
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In fact, now he has represented Guatemala 4 times in the Olympics, namely at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, London 2012 Olympics, 2016 Rio Olympics, and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Even though he had to train in the church hall because his sports building was converted to an emergency Covid hospital as reported by Aleteia, his enthusiasm did not subside and now he has succeeded in making new history.
What is impressive is that he was also coached by a coach from Indonesia, Muammar Qadafi .
Kevin has won two men’s singles titles at the Pan American Games, three titles at the Pan Am Championships (2 in singles and 1 in doubles), and six titles at the Central American and Caribbean Games (4 in singles and 2 in doubles). He is a four-time Olympian for Guatemala participating at 2008, 2012, 2016 and the 2020 Olympic Games.
After winning the silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games, Cordón qualified for the 2008 Olympic Games and was selected as the flag bearer of his nation’s Olympic team. At the Beijing Games, he lost against the #3 seeded player, Bao Chunlai.
At 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, he won three gold medals in the singles, doubles, and team events, being the Guatemalan athlete with the most medals won during the games.
Cordón then competed at the 2011 BWF World Championships in London where he reached the quarterfinals after beating fifth-seeded Chen Long from China to face the tournament’s top-seeded Lee Chong Wei. There he lost to the Malaysian player in two straight sets.
Cordón was selected as the flag bearer for the Guatemalan team at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Pan American Games and was also the top-seeded player in the men’s singles event. On October 20, 2011, he won his first Pan-American Games gold medal by beating Cuban competitor Osleni Guerrero in the final. Cordón did not lose one set in the tournament.
In 2015, he successfully defended his men’s singles Pan Am Games title at the Atos Markham Pan Am Centre in Toronto at the Pan American Games beating Canadian Andrew D’Souza 21–13, 21–14 in the final.