Anthony Clark (badminton)

Anthony Ian Clark (born 1 November 1977) is an English former badminton player. He is a mixed and men's doubles silver medalists at the 2006 World Championships. Clark won the mixed doubles title at the 2008 European Championships, and was part of the England winning team at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Anthony Clark
Personal information
Birth nameAnthony Ian Clark
CountryEngland
Born (1977-11-01) 1 November 1977 (age 43)
Derby, England[1]
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
HandednessLeft
CoachPeter Jeffrey
Julian Robertson
Andy Wood[1]
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking4 (in MD)
5 (in XD)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  England
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2006 Madrid Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2006 Madrid Mixed doubles
Sudirman Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Glasgow Mixed team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Melbourne Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Manchester Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Manchester Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Melbourne Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Delhi Mixed team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Herning Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2002 Malmö Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2004 Geneva Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Den Bosch Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Den Bosch Mixed doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2002 Malmö Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Herning Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2009 Liverpool Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Den Bosch Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Amsterdam Mixed team
European Men's Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2008 Almere Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Thessalonica Men's team
BWF profile

CareerEdit

2004 Summer OlympicsEdit

Clark competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Nathan Robertson. They defeated Patapol Ngernsrisuk and Sudket Prapakamol of Thailand in the first round, then were defeated in the round of 16 by Eng Hian and Flandy Limpele of Indonesia.

2006 World ChampsEdit

Clark reached the mixed doubles final at the 2006 IBF World Championships together with Donna Kellogg, losing the final against Gail Emms and Nathan Robertson. He also lost the men's doubles final in the same event together with Robert Blair.

2008 OlympicsEdit

Currently living in Coalville, Leicestershire, Clark represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles badminton event.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain   Robert Blair   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
9–21, 13–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain   Donna Kellogg   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
15–21, 12–21   Silver

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bolton Arena, Manchester, England   Nathan Robertson   Chang Kim Wai
  Choong Tan Fook
5–8, 3–7, 4–7   Bronze
2006 Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia   Robert Blair   Ashley Brehaut
  Travis Denney
21–6, 21–14   Bronze
2010 Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi, India   Nathan Robertson   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
19–21, 14–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Bolton Arena, Manchester, England   Sara Sankey   Chew Choon Eng
  Chin Eei Hui
7–4, 7–3, 4–7, 4–7, 0–7   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Baltiska Hallen, Malmö, Sweden   Nathan Robertson   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
4–7, 7–1, 3–7, 7–2, 3–7   Silver
2004 Queue d’Arve Sport Center, Geneva, Switzerland   Nathan Robertson   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
3–15, 9–15   Silver
2006 Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Robert Blair   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
17–21, 21–11, 18–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Donna Kellogg   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
16–21, 14–21   Bronze
2008 Messecenter, Herning, Denmark   Donna Kellogg   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
16–21, 22–20, 21–15   Gold

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011.[3] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Singapore Open   Nathan Robertson   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
21–12, 21–11   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 All England Open   Donna Kellogg   Zheng Bo
  Gao Ling
21–16, 18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2007 China Masters   Donna Kellogg   Zheng Bo
  Gao Ling
16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2008 Swiss Open   Donna Kellogg   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
15–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2008 Singapore Open   Donna Kellogg   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
21–17, 14–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2008 French Open   Donna Kellogg   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
13–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2009 Denmark Open   Donna Kellogg   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
16–21, 27–25, 17–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix has been sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 U.S. Open   Ian Sullivan   James Anderson
  Graham Hurrell
14–17, 11–15   Runner-up
2004 Thailand Open   Nathan Robertson   Luluk Hadiyanto
  Alvent Yulianto
12–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2005 Thessaloniki Grand Prix   Robert Blair   Michael Fuchs
  Roman Spitko
15–6, 15–9   Winner
2006 German Open   Robert Blair   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Yong-dae
11–15, 6–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Thessaloniki Grand Prix   Donna Kellogg   Robert Blair
  Natalie Munt
15–4, 6–15, 15–13   Winner
2006 Denmark Open   Donna Kellogg   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
14–21, 21–14, 22–20   Winner

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 La Chaux-de-Fonds International   Ian Sullivan   Michael Helber
  Björn Siegemund
12–15, 17–18   Runner-up
1997 Austrian International   Ian Pearson   Dennis Lens
  Quinten van Dalm
16–17, 15–11, 15–7   Winner
1998 Slovak International   Ian Sullivan   Graham Hurrell
  Peter Jeffrey
15–8, 12–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1998 Scottish International   Ian Sullivan   Michael Lamp
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
10–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1999 French Open   Ian Sullivan   Michał Łogosz
  Robert Mateusiak
15–11, 15–10   Winner
1999 Italian International   Ian Sullivan   Takaaki Hayashi
  Katsuya Nishiyama
15–6, 15–9   Winner
1999 Irish International   Paul Trueman   James Anderson
  Graham Hurrell
5–15, 17–14, 4–15   Runner-up
2000 Welsh International   Ian Sullivan   Kristian Langbak
  Jesper Thomsen
8–6, 1–7, 7–0   Winner
2002 BMW Open International   Nathan Robertson   Simon Archer
  Flandy Limpele
5–15, 14–17   Runner-up
2004 Bitburger Open   Simon Archer   Jean-Michel Lefort
  Svetoslav Stoyanov
15–5, 15–7   Winner
2005 Portugal International   Simon Archer   Keishi Kawaguchi
  Toru Matsumoto
17–15, 15–4   Winner
2005 Swedish International   Simon Archer   Henrik Andersson
  Fredrik Bergström
Walkover   Winner
2010 Irish International   Chris Langridge   Chris Adcock
  Andrew Ellis
13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2010 Italian International   Chris Langridge   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
21–14, 21–19   Winner
2011 Austrian International   Chris Langridge   Hiroyuki Saeki
  Ryota Taohata
21–15, 21–16   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Czech International   Lorraine Cole   Ian Sullivan
  Gail Emms
15–4, 15–13   Winner
1998 Slovak International   Lorraine Cole   David Lindley
  Joanne Wright
15–5, 15–3   Winner
1999 Italian International   Zeng Yaqiong   Ian Sullivan
  Han Jingna
11–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1999 Irish International   Lorraine Cole   Ruud Kuijten
  Manon Albinus
15–7, 15–8   Winner
2000 Welsh International   Gail Emms   Henrik Andersson
  Johanna Persson
7–4, 7–1, 7–0   Winner
2005 Portugal International   Donna Kellogg   Sergio Llopis
  Dolores Marco
15–5, 15–10   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF/IBF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Anthony Clark". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". www.ibadmintonstore.com. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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