Para badminton, Wheelchair Tennis


Vancouver, BC


Yuka Chokyu brings a wealth of experience to the Para badminton national team. A three-time Paralympian in wheelchair tennis, she has enjoyed many great moments in her badminton career as well.

In 2023, she has been ranked eighth in the world in WH1 women’s singles and sixth in mixed doubles with partner Mikhail Bilenky. She has reached four quarterfinals in 2023 on the international circuit as of September 1 and two quarterfinals with Bilenky.

At the world championships in 2022 she advanced to the quarterfinals in women’s singles.

At the 2019 Parapan Ams Games,Chokyu won the silver medal in women’s singles and has continued to climb the international rankings ever since. She competed in wheelchair tennis at the Parapan Ams in Toronto in 2015.

She started playing wheelchair tennis in the 1990s after a car accident left her a paraplegic. She struggled at first but thanks to a persistent coach and gradual improvement she loved the sport. Her career highlight was advancing to the quarterfinals at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in both women's singles and women's doubles.


Three-time Paralympian (2000, 2004, 2008) in wheelchair tennis…. 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games … 


Moved to Canada from Japan in 1989…Injured in car accident in 1990…Graduated from Douglas College with General Business Diploma in 1994…


2022 World Championships Singles – Quarterfinals

2019 Parapan American Games – Singles 2nd 

2018 Pan Am Championships Doubles –1st

2018 Pan Am Championships Singles –2nd

2018 Pan Am Championships Mixed Doubles – 3rd

2008 Paralympic Games Singles round of 32 (wheelchair tennis)


Year Type
Host City
2023 Parapan am Games
Santiago, Chile
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2019 Parapan am Games
Lima, Peru
1 silver medals

1 silver medals

2015 Summer
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Toronto, Canada
2008 Summer
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Beijing, China
2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece
2000 Summer
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Sydney, Australia