Dorian James

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Dorian James
Personal information
Birth nameDorian Lance James
Country South Africa
Born (1981-06-19) 19 June 1981 (age 38)
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight87 kg (192 lb)
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking46 (MD 7 June 2012)
51 (XD 14 July 2011)
BWF profile

Dorian Lance James (born 19 June 1981) is a male badminton player from South Africa.

James competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Stewart Carson. They were defeated in the round of 32 by Howard Bach and Kevin Han of the United States.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed with Willem Viljoen in the men's doubles event. They did not progress beyond the group stages.

Achievements[edit]

All African Games[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Escola Josina Machel, Maputo, Mozambique South Africa Willem Viljoen Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
18–21, 19–21 Silver Silver
2007 Salle OMS El Biar, Algiers, Algeria South Africa Willem Viljoen South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Roelof Dednam
10–21, 15–21 Silver Silver

African Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia South Africa Willem Viljoen Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
21–15, 21–15 Gold Gold
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco South Africa Willem Viljoen Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
21–18, 21–14 Gold Gold
2010 Kampala, Uganda South Africa Willem Viljoen Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
15–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze
2009 Nairobi, Kenya South Africa Chris Dednam Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
13–21, 14–21 Silver Silver
2006 Algiers, Algeria South Africa Willem Viljoen South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Roelof Dednam
Silver Silver
2004 Rose Hill, Mauritius South Africa Stewart Carson Nigeria Dotun Akinsanya
Nigeria Abimbola Odejoke
7–15, 15–10, 5–15 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Enrico James
South Africa Stacey Doubel
21–16, 21–6 Gold Gold
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Willem Viljoen
South Africa Annari Viljoen
13–21, 12–21 Silver Silver
2010 Kampala, Uganda South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Roeloff Dednam
South Africa Annari Viljoen
21–13, 21–14 Gold Gold
2009 Nairobi, Kenya South Africa Stacey Doubell Seychelles Georgie Cupidon
Seychelles Juliette Ah-Wan
13–21, 14–21 Bronze Bronze
2006 Algiers, Algeria South Africa Michelle Edwards Seychelles Georgie Cupidon
Seychelles Juliette Ah-Wan
16–21, 21–17, 16–21 Silver Silver
2004 Rose Hill, Mauritius South Africa Michelle Edwards Nigeria Orobosa Okuonghae
Nigeria Grace Daniel
15–6, 9–15, 8–15 Bronze Bronze
2002 Casablanca, Morocco South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Johan Kleingeld
South Africa Chantal Botts
4–7, 4–7, 4–7 Bronze Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 South Africa International South Africa Enrico James South Africa Andries Malan
South Africa Willem Viljoen
22–24, 21–15, 22–24 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Uganda International South Africa Willem Viljoen Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
24–22, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 South Africa International South Africa Willem Viljoen South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Enrico James
21–19, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Botswana International South Africa Willem Viljoen Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
21–23, 21–13, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Namibia International South Africa Willem Viljoen Egypt Ali Ahmed El-Khateeb
Egypt Abdelrahman Kashkal
21–13, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Kenya International South Africa Willem Viljoen India Manu Attri
India Jishnu Sanyal
14–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Mauritius International South Africa Willem Viljoen India Manu Attri
India Jishnu Sanyal
19–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Botswana International South Africa Willem Viljoen South Africa Enrico James
South Africa Jacobs Maliekal
21–19, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 South Africa International South Africa Willem Viljoen South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Roeloff Dednam
14–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Kenya International South Africa Willem Viljoen Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
22–20, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Uganda International South Africa Willem Viljoen Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
21–13, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 South Africa International South Africa Willem Viljoen Iran Mohammadreza Kheradmani
Iran Ali Shahhosseini
22–20, 17–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Mauritius International South Africa Willem Viljoen Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
19–21, 22–20, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Kenya International South Africa Chris Dednam Nigeria Ola Fagbemi
Nigeria Jinkan Ifraimu
21–14, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 South Africa International South Africa Willem Viljoen South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Roelof Dednam
21–16, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 South Africa International South Africa Willem Viljoen South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Roelof Dednam
21–12, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Mauritius International South Africa Willem Viljoen South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Roelof Dednam
21–13, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 South Africa International South Africa Stewart Carson South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Johan Kleingeld
7–5, 0–7, 5–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 South Africa International South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Willem Viljoen
South Africa Annari Viljoen
15–21, 21–16, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Uganda International South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Willem Viljoen
South Africa Annari Viljoen
7–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Botswana International South Africa Michelle Edwards Nigeria Olaoluwa Fagbemi
Nigeria Susan Funaya Ideh
21–16, 11–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Kenya International South Africa Michelle Edwards Vietnam Le Ha Ahn
Vietnam Le Thu Huyen
25–23, 14–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Mauritius International South Africa Michelle Edwards Egypt Abdelrahman Kashkal
Egypt Hadia Hosny
21–16, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Botswana International South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Enrico James
South Africa Stacey Doubell
21–19, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 South Africa International South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Annari Viljoen
21–14, 10–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Uganda International South Africa Michelle Edwards Greece Georgios Charalambidis
Greece Anne Hald Jensen
14–21, 21–19, 21–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Kenya International South Africa Annari Viljoen South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Michelle Edwards
11–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 South Africa International South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Willem Viljoen
South Africa Jade Morgan
21–11, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Mauritius International South Africa Michelle Edwards South Africa Chris Dednam
South Africa Annari Viljoen
21–16, 15–21, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 South Africa International South Africa Michelle Edwards Nigeria Orobosa Okuonghae
Nigeria Grace Daniel
13–15, 15–12, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
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References[edit]

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Dorian James". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02.
  • tournamentsoftware.com

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