Had she not followed her father Aldo’s footsteps in to the badminton family three years ago, Yanika would have opted to play basketball. Though she finds the backhand stroke challenging to master, Yanika still has strong ambitions to win competitions abroad. Yanika’s career goal is to become an architect.
Name: Yanika Polidano
Club: Birkirkara Badminton Club
How long have you been playing badminton? Around 3 years
Describe badminton in three words: exhilarating, enjoyable, amusing
What do you feel when your opponent has cheated? Annoyed
Which badminton skill do you think is the most difficult to master? Backhand
What are you looking to achieve in badminton? To start winning in competitions abroad.
Who is your badminton idol? Carolina Marin
Favourite Movie? Les Miserables
Favourite Musician? Tyler Joseph
If it hadn’t been badminton, what other sport would it be? Basketball
Things that you like to do while you are not playing Badminton? Listen to music, draw
Favourite Food? Pasta
Favourite music/bands? Twenty One Pilots
Your goal, outside of badminton in life? To become an architect