64-year-old shuttler creates history at the world Badminton championship.
Age is just a number, if you have passion and confidence then it can be easily defeated. This has been better proven by Israel's Svetlana Zilberman. On Monday 22 August, the 64-year-old Israeli shuttler became the oldest player to win a match at the World Badminton Championships 2022.
64-year-old badminton player, teaming up with her 33-year-old son, Misha Zilberman recorded their first win in the mixed double happening in Tokyo.
A mother-son duo combinedly defeated the World No. 51 Egyptian pair Doha Hany and Adham Hatem Elgamal in an intense 36-minute encounter.
With this win, Svetlana becomes the oldest shuttler to win a match at the BWF World Championships.
A glance at Svetlana's Career
Svetlana was born in Belarus, when she was 25 years old, she could not find a place in the immediate Soviet Union team. He was considered old enough to be selected for the championship. Although she was in excellent form at that time.
- She trained her son for men's singles. His son Misha participate 3 times in Olympics.
- Because Svetlana could not find a suitable partner, she started playing mixed double with his son in 2004.
- In 2009 she first time participate in the world championship.
Earlier this record was in the name of 46-year-old Matthew Fogarty, who won a match at the prestigious global event in the men's doubles category back in 2003.
After this win BWF mentioned this Israeli pair’s win on their official Twitter handle.
#MondayMotivation— BWF (@bwfmedia) August 22, 2022
At 64 years old, Svetlana Zilberman has won her first #BWFWorldChampionships opening round match.
She made her competition debut in 2009. #Tokyo2022
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