Athlete Badminton player

Amparo Lim

Quick Facts

IntroBadminton player
Is Athlete
Badminton player
From Philippines
Type Sports
Genderfemale
Birth9 September 1969
Age51 years
Star signVirgo

Biography

Amparo “Weena” Lim (born 9 September 1969) is a Filipino badminton player who competed in the Women’s singles at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Early life

Amparo Lim was born on 9 September 1969, one of five children to Jose “Dondo” V. Lim III and Remedios “Baby” P. Gana. Her elder brother Joe Lim was a basketball tournament organizer. She was coached by Nelson Asuncion.

Career

Lim was the first Philippine badminton player to compete at the Olympics. She participated in the Women’s singles category at the 1996 Summer Olympics but lost to Poland’s Kataryna Krasowska in the first round by 6-11, 5-11. She teamed with Kennie Asuncion to win the women’s doubles title at the 1996 Australian Open and secured a bronze in women’s singles. At the next year’s Southeast Asian Games, the pair won a bronze medal in Women’s Doubles and became the first Philippine pair to reach the quarter-finals of Vietnam Open. They also have won a bronze at the 2002 U.S. Open’s women’s double event.

Lim was appointed the Philippine Sports Commissioner in 2000 following the resignation of Tisha Abundo and served in that capacity until March 2002.