Ones to watch for 2017 for badminton and shooting announced

Six badminton players and 12 shooters have been named as athletes to look out for in 2017. 16 Jan 2017
Lucas Mazur - Badminton - France
Lucas Mazur is the reigning men's SL 4 world champion

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) continued to announce its Ones to Watch athletes for 2017 on Monday (16 January) by naming athletes in badminton and shooting.

Selected in partnership with the Badminton World Federation (WBF) and World Shooting Para Sport, the Ones to Watch athletes are individuals who have the potential to make the headlines in badminton and shooting during the next Paralympic cycle ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

With one eye on the next Paralympic Games, many of this year’s Ones to Watch are young athletes who will develop between now and Tokyo 2020. Others are Paralympic and world medallists looking to stay at the top of their game.

Until 19 January, the IPC will announce Ones to Watch athletes in two sports each day. Around 230 athletes from 22 sports will be named Ones to Watch for 2017 in an effort to make it easier for the public and media to understand which athletes to look out for.

The 2017 Ones to Watch for badminton and shooting are:


Lucas Mazur (France)

Bartlomiej Mroz (Poland)

Karin Suter-Erath (Switzerland)

Cathrine Rosengren (Denmark)

Li Hongyan (China)

Lee Sam Seop (South Korea)


Matt Skelhon (Great Britain)

Veronika Vadovicova (Slovakia)

Cuiping Zhang (China)

Michael Johnson (New Zealand)

Krisztina David (Hungary)

Minna Leinonen (Finland)

McKenna Dahl (USA)

Sareh Javanmardidodmani (Iran)

Jinho Park (South Korea)

Oleksii Denysiuk (Ukraine)

Abdullah Alaryani (UAE)

On Tuesday (17 January), the IPC will announce Ones to Watch athletes in swimming and wheelchair fencing.