Charmaine Reid grew up playing many sports including badminton in her backyard with her family. Over the years Charmaine’s hard work and determination to reach the highest level paid off when she walked into the Opening Ceremony at the 2004 Olympic Games.
Charmaine has competed in 57 countries and earned medals in over 100 International Tournaments, winning 30 International titles.
Charmaine qualified and competed in both women’s singles and women’s doubles at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. In women’s singles, Reid lost to Jun Jae-youn of Korea. In women’s doubles, Reid and her partner Helen Nicole were defeated by Cheng Wen-Hsing and Chien Yu Chin from Taiwan, both in the round of 32’s.
Charmaine has won 5 Pan American Games medals, winning gold in the Dominican Republic and 4 silver medals, 2 each in Canada and Brazil.
Charmaine competed in 10 World Championships (Switzerland, Scotland, Denmark, Spain 2, England 2, United States, Malaysia, Canada) She won a gold medal at the World Sr Championships 35+ in doubles and a silver medal in singles.
Charmaine attained a top 8 finish at the World Masters Super Series Finals in singles and doubles with Nicole Grether in Malaysia
Career best Canadian and World Ranking
Canadian Ranking: #1 in women’s singles World Ranking: #21 in women’s singles
#1 in women’s doubles #13 in women’s doubles
- Olympic Games, Women’s Singles 17/32, Women’s Doubles 17/32
- Pan American Games, Gold Medal, 4x Silver Medallist
- 2x World Masters Super Series Finals top 8
- 5x National Champion
- Competed 10x at the World Championships
- World Women’s Uber Cup Team Member
- 2x Commonwealth Games Quarter Finalist
- Competed in 57 countries earning over 100 medals at International Tournaments
Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic. England, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Wales
- Competed in 41 tournament in one year
Athlete of the Year, Niagara Falls Review
Inducted to the Fort Erie Sports Hall of Fame
Niagara Falls Sports Foundation Athlete of the Year
Badminton Canada Athlete Achievement Award
Honoured at The Annual Salute to Women in Sport Gala, Women’s Sports Foundation New York City