The Badminton competition concluded today at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, and Team Alberta contributed five medals to the province’s tally, with two gold medals, two silver medals, and a bronze medal.

The Doubles Men team of Austin Bauer, 22, of Calgary, AB and Kevin Lee, 20, of Calgary, AB fought for the gold medal in the men’s double dominated the match winning in two straight sets of 21-10, 21-9 for the gold medal.

In the Mixed Doubles, the Team Alberta duo of Kyleigh O’Donoghue, 22 of Calgary, AB and Austin Bauer played against their Alberta teammates of Takeisha Wang, 21 of Edmonton, AB, and Imran Wadia, 22, of Calgary, AB. The O’Donoghue/Bauer won the first set 21-16 and lost the second set 21-11. In the ultimate set of the tournament, the duo overpowered their opponents 21-18 for the gold medal.

Minutes after playing in the men’s doubles finals with Bauer, Kevin Lee went back to the court to face British Columbia’s Antonio Li in the gold medal match of the men’s singles competition, the banner event. The thrilling first set went all the way to the maximum number of points that can be earned, losing the first set 30-29. Tired after playing the men’s doubles finals and a challenging first set, Lee conceded the victory 21-14 in the second set, earning the silver medal.

Two Alberta teams faced off in the men’s singles bronze medal match, with Imran Wadia and Yunzhi Chen facing off with the bronze medal on the line. Wadia took the first set 21-19, but Chen bounced back in the second set with a 21-15 victory. Wadia came back in the third and showed his impressive abilities to take the ultimate set 21-14.

Badminton continues for the next three days with the team tournament.