FOO KUNE Kate < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Mauritius   
Gender Women
Born 29 Mar 1993
Height1.62 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Paris, FRA
Occupation Athlete, Student
Languages Creole, English, French
Higher education Business, Sport Management - Sports Management School: Paris, FRA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age six.
Why this sport? Her parents and sister used to play badminton for Mauritius and her mother taught her when she was younger.
Club / Team IMBC92: Issy-les-Moulineaux, FRA
Handedness Left
General Interest
Awards and honours She was Mauritius' flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (olympic.org, 06 Aug 2016)

She was named 2015 Sportswoman of the Year by the Mauritius Sports Council. (lexpress.mu, 30 Jan 2016)

She was Mauritius' flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (insidethegames.biz, 23 Jul 2014)
Famous relatives Her older sister Karen competed in badminton at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and her parents won a gold medal in the sport [mixed doubles] at the 1985 Indian Ocean Island Games in Curepipe, Mauritius. (defimedia.info, 24 Feb 2016; singapore2010.sg, 14 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To enter the top 30 in the women's badminton world rankings. (ONS, 15 Aug 2016)
Other information FAMILY AFFAIR
Her parents and older sister Karen have represented Mauritius in badminton, with her parents competing in mixed doubles while she and her sister have competed in the women's doubles at several international events including the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. "My parents used to play badminton and they fell in love with each other in badminton. It was really a sort of cute love story. In fact, when they built our house in Mauritius, they made the burglar bars covering the windows in the shape of a shuttlecock, so my parents have always loved badminton and they've always pushed me to play and to represent the country." (badzine.net, 29 Aug 2013)