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Howard Bach
Howard Bach United States of America

  • Country: United States
  • Sport: Badminton
  • Height: 5'6" / 1.68m
  • Weight: 165 lbs / 74.8 kg
  • Born: 2/22/1979
  • Hometown: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Career Highlights: The Vietnamese-born Bach is a two-time Olympian, teaming with Kevin Han in the 2004 Games in Athens to reach the round of 16 and playing with Bob Malaythong in 2008 in Beijing and advancing to the quarterfinals - the furthest any American has ever advanced. Malaythong has since retired and Bach has reunited with Tony Gunawan. That duo made history in 2005, when they won the gold medal in men’s doubles at the World Badminton Championships to become the first United States badminton athletes to medal at a world championship or Olympic event. Bach and Gunawan were named the 2005 United States Olympic Committee’s overall team of the year, and Bach and Han received the USOC’s men’s doubles badminton team of the year award in 2000 and 2001. Bach, a U.S. badminton development foundation coach as part of the badminton junior development program, came to the United States at the age of two and began playing the sport five years later at a YMCA in San Francisco where his father, Sencam Bach, played. His father coached him until the age of 16, when Bach moved to Colorado Springs to train at the U.S. Olympic site.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008,2004
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