Michelle Li

Michelle Li - Updated Jan 2023

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Updated On January 12, 2023

Hong Kong, Canada
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Hong Kong, Canada

Michelle Li is a badminton player from Markham, Ontario, Canada. Michelle Li was the first Canadian to win an individual gold medal in women’s singles badminton at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Early Life and Childhood

Michelle Li was born on November 3, 1991, in Hong Kong, her age is 31 years old as of 2022 and Michelle is a naturalized Canadian citizen who practices Christianity.

Similarly, her birth sign is Scorpio currently, she is living in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Michelle Li was born in Hong Kong to Chi Keung Li and Agnes Kwong and moved to Canada with her brother Mark in 1997.

She was an active child who began playing badminton with her mother at the local community center when she was 11 years old. Her current club was introduced to her by a friend, and she began lessons and competing locally in small tournaments.

When she was about 17 years old, she began competing internationally.


Talking about her educational background, Li graduated from Richmond Hill High School and is a Rotman Commerce undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. However, Li’s additional academic credentials are unavailable.

Body Measurements

Talking about her height Michelle is 5 Feet 8 inches tall and weighs 66kg. Similarly, Michelle’s body measurement is 34-27-33 inches and her eyes and hair color both are black. Also, Michelle’s dress size is 6 and her shoe size is 8.5(US).

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Caption: Michelle Li in a badminton Court. Source: Instagram

Michelle Li – Social Media

Carolyn Bruck is very active on Instagram. She has 76.6k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @michelleli. Similarly, her Twitter handles @miichelleli is followed by 1.6k followers. Her Facebook account is @Michellelibadminton and has 10k followers.

Career and Professional Life

Michelle started playing badminton at an early age and she is a Canadian right-handed badminton player. Li’s first notable performance came in 2011 at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

There, she won gold in the women’s singles event before going on to win gold in the doubles event with Alexandra Bruce. As a result of her success, she was named the flag bearer for Team Ontario at the games’ closing ceremonies.

Later that year, Li and Bruce won gold in the women’s doubles event at the 2011 Pan American Games. Moreover, Bruce and Li finished last in the round-robin portion of the women’s doubles tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics, losing all three of their matches.

They advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Australia’s Leanne Choo and Renuga Veeran. Furthermore, Bruce and Li finished fourth, the best Canadian result in badminton at the Olympics.

In 2013, Li reached the finals of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold, defeating Hong Kong’s top player Yip Pui Yin in the semi-finals, becoming the first Pan-American athlete to reach a Grand Prix Gold singles final since the series began in 2007.

Also, in 2014, she reached the quarter-finals of the All England Open Badminton Championships Super Series Premier after defeating Tai Tzu-Ying in the first round, making her the first Canadian player in 35 years to reach this prestigious tournament.

Later that year, Li won the Canada Open Grand Prix, becoming the first home player to do so since it became a Grand Prix event. Li successfully defended her title at the 2015 Pan American Games, defeating fellow Canadian Rachel Honderich in the final.

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Caption: Michelle Li playing badminton. Source: The Star

Brand Endorsements

Michelle has not endorsed any brand, nor has she promoted anything, nor has she been seen in any brand collaborations.

Awards and Nomination

Michelle was the first Canadian to win an individual gold medal in women’s singles badminton at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She has gold medals in both singles and doubles at the Pan American Games, as well as individual and team titles at the Pan American Badminton Championships.

Moreover, Li also won singles, doubles, and mixed team titles for Ontario at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

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Caption: Michelle Li getting a medal. Source: India News

Michelle Li – Net Worth 2023

Michelle Li is a professional badminton player from Markham who has earned a considerable income from her work. Michelle Li’s estimated net worth is around $2.5 million.  Also, Michelle’s annual salary is $250k per year and her source of income is mainly her badminton profession.

Relationship Status

Michelle Li may be single and not dating anyone right now. Also, Michelle hasn’t been married before and doesn’t have any past relationships or previous engagements.

Moreover, Michelle has no children and it is seen that Michelle is quite happy being single at the moment. Similarly, there is no indication on Michelle’s social media that she is in a relationship.


Michelle hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies. Also, Michelle always avoids the media and engaging in situations that can damage her professional badminton career.