Jorge Palazuelos

 Born in Mexico City on February 28th 1949.He was the Junior Champion (under 16) in 1966 and awarded OUTSTANDING JUNIOR BADMINTON PLAYER OF THE YEAR , by the USA. Badminton Players Association (American Badminton Association, later to become USBA and then even later USAB. ed.). That same year he was proclaimed the National Singles and Doubles player in the under 21 category. 8 times National Champion in men's doubles. By 1969 he had participated in the US. Open where he got to quarter finals. Men's Doubles champion and runner up in mixed doubles in the Houston Badminton Open Championship in 1970. Between 1966 and 1983 he competed in over 40 competitions in singles, doubles and mixed doubles in the United States and Canada , as member of the Mexican Thomas Cup Team( Thomas Cup1970-1973 and 1976-1979). He was the first Mexican player to play in the All England Badminton Championships in England, in doubles in 1972.In 1972 he won the Mexican Open Championship beating the Swedish brothers Sture and Kurt Johnsson( at that time, current Swedish champions ) in the finals with his then partner Francisco Saņudo. In 1974 after competing in the European circuit (Danish, Germany,all England and Swiss) he won the Swiss Open in Men's Doubles with partner Ricardo Jaramillo.In 1976 he toured China with the Mexican Badminton team, playing for 5 weeks in various cities with the powerful Team of Red China.In those days China still did not participate in any international official competition. In 1977 he participated in the first World Championship in Malmo, Sweden in Singles and Doubles.In 1980 he participated in both singles and doubles, in the Second World Badminton Championship held in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 1989 he won the U.S, Masters in mixed doubles in Manhattan Beach California. He is currently Mexico's National Men's Doubles Champion in Masters with Ricardo Jaramillo.

On 6 December 2001 Jorge was named to Mexico's Sport Confederation's Hall of Fame for his many years of playing and winning in various tournaments during 1966-1982 and currently Mexico's  Master champion in doubles with Ricardo Jaramillo.

  Jorge being inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

Content provided by Magdalena Palazuelos 5 February 2002.

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