Para-badminton powerhouse Luke Missen is on track to represent Australia at his first Paralympic Games.
Just one year after picking up a badminton raquet for the first time, Luke made his international debut at the 2015 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Para-badminton World Championships. It was a perfect introduction to the world of elite Para-sport, with the Championships held in the birthplace of the Paralympic movement – Stoke Mandeville in England.
This first experience of life as an elite athlete lit a fire in Luke’s belly, and he began working towards qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where Para-badminton will make its debut.
He achieved two quarter-finals appearances at the 2017 BWF Para-badminton World Championships in Ulsan, South Korea, and after a stellar performance at the 2018 Australian Para-badminton Championships in Perth, WA, where he won one gold and two silver medals, Luke looked set to enjoy his most successful …Read More