Nyl Yakura

Nyl Yakura - Updated Jan 2023

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Updated On January 12, 2023

Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada

Nyl Yakura is a badminton player from Canada. Nyl Yakura took part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. At the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, he won gold and silver in the men’s and mixed doubles events, respectively.

Early Life and Childhood

Nyl Yakura was born on February 14, 1993, in Los Scarborough, Toronto, Canada his age is 29 years old as of 2022 and Yakura is a naturalized Canadian citizen who practices Christianity.

Similarly, his birth name is Nyl Kiyoshi Yakura and his birth sign is Aquarius. Yakura grew up in Pickering and now lives in Toronto, where he trains at the KC Badminton Club in Markham.

However, there is no information available regarding Yakura’s parents and siblings. Yakura may not want to share information about his family to keep them out of the spotlight. We hope Yakura will provide more information about his family to the media.


Talking about his educational background, Yakura has done his schooling at a community school in Toronto. Later, Yakura graduated from Humber College. However, Yakura’s additional academic credentials are unavailable.

Career and Professional Life

Yakura started playing badminton at an early age and he is a Canadian right-handed badminton player. Yakura was named to Canada’s Olympic team in June 2021. His pace was slowed in the group stage of the men’s doubles event with Jason Ho-Shue.

Moreover, Nyl Yakura and partner Jason Ho-Shue have won four consecutive Pan American Championships senior men’s doubles gold medals, as well as the Pan Am Games gold in Lima 2019. He also won silver in mixed doubles with partner Kristen Tsai in Lima in 2019.

That year also saw him achieve his best finish at the BWF World Championships, reaching the round of 32 in men’s doubles for the first time. One of his World Tour highlights was a semifinal appearance at the 2018 US Open, a Super 300 event, demonstrating that the Canadian doubles team could compete with the best in the world despite their low ranking.

In the BWF world rankings, Yakura and Ho-Shue are the top-ranked Pan American team. They took part in their first Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Yakura had hoped to compete in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, but a ligament tear in his ankle forced him to withdraw from the national trials for that team.

Throughout his badminton career, he has played 411 matches (single and double combined) out of which he has won 213 and lost 198 matches. Moreover, his highest ranking was 181 (MS 13 December 2012), 29 (MD with Jason Ho-Shue 28 June 2018), and 59 (XD with Kristen Tsai 24 September 2019), and his current ranking is 38 (MD with Jason Ho-Shue), 198 (MD with Adam Dong), and 141 (XD with Kristen Tsai) (3 May 2022).

Additionally, his trainer’s name is Kevin Cao. Also, Yakura has won several winning titles and runner-up titles in BWF Superseries (4 winning titles, 3 runners-up).

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Caption: Nyl Yakura playing badminton. Source: Inside the games

Brand Endorsements

Yakura has not endorsed any brand, nor has he promoted anything, nor has he been seen in any brand collaborations.

Awards and Nomination

Yakura won gold and silver in the men’s and mixed doubles events, respectively. He has won 11 Gold, 5 Silver, and 3 Bronze medals in Pan American Games, Pan Am Championships, and Pan Am Junior Championships.

Net Worth

Nyl Yakura is a professional badminton player from Canada who has earned a considerable income from his work. Yakura’s estimated net worth is around $800k. Also, Yakura’s annual salary is $150k per year and his source of income is mainly his badminton profession.

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Caption: Nyl Yakura giving a pose. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

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

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


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

Nyl Yakura – Body Measurements

Talking about Yakura’s height he is 5 Feet 7 inches tall and weighs 68kg. Moreover, Yakura’s eyes and hair color both are black. Also, Yakura’s shoe size is 8(US).

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Caption: Nyl Yakura in a badminton court. Source: Instagram

Nyl Yakura – Social Media

Yakura is very active on Instagram. He has 11k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @nylyakura. Similarly, his Twitter handles @nylyakura is followed by 436 followers. His Facebook account is @nyl.yakura.