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Brice Leverdez (born 9 April 1986) is a French badminton player.[1][2]

Brice Leverdez
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Personal information
Country France
Born (1986-04-09) 9 April 1986 (age 33)
La Garenne-Colombes, France
ResidenceSaint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Years active2005
HandednessRight
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking19 (12 July 2018)
Current ranking33 (25 June 2019)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Leverdez started playing badminton at aged 12, and continued after that at the club, then in 2008, he joined France national badminton team.[1] In 2005, he won bronze medal at the European Junior Badminton Championships in boys' doubles event partnered with Matthieu Lo Ying Ping.[3] He won French National Badminton Championships in men's singles event from 2008 to 2015.[4][5] In 2012, he competed in men's singles event at the Summer Olympic Games held in London. During group stage, he had defeating Edwin Ekiring 21-12, 21-11, and defeated by Wong Wing Ki 21-11, 21-16. He finished second place in group stage, and did not advance.[6] In 2013, he won gold medal at the Mediterranean Games in men's singles event.[7] In 2016, he won silver medal at the European Men's Team Championships in men's team event.[4] In the same year, he competed at the Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the group stage, he defeating Raul Must 21-18, 18-21, 21-12, and defeated by Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21-11, 21-18. He did not advance to the final stage after finished second in group stage.[8]

Leverdez qualified to represent France at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. Hi finished as the runner-up and won a silver medal after defeated by Anders Antonsen in the final with the score 19–21, 21–14, 10–21.[9]

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus   Anders Antonsen 19–21, 21–14, 10–21   Silver

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva, Huelva, Spain   Viktor Axelsen 7–21, 9–21   Bronze

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Mersin University Hall, Mersin, Turkey   Pablo Abian 21–17, 23–21   Gold

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Matthieu Lo Ying Ping   Rasmus Bonde
  Kasper Henriksen
15–11, 8–15, 7–15[10]   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Scottish Open   Henri Hurskainen 21–8, 16–21, 21–16   Winner
2010 Canada Open   Taufik Hidayat 15–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2010 U.S. Open   Rajiv Ouseph 17–21, 9–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Italian International   Marc Zwiebler 21–17, 14–21, 26–24   Winner
2014 Polish Open   Rasmus Fladberg 21–6, 21–16   Winner
2013 Puerto Rico International   Daniel Paiola 21–17, 21–14   Winner
2013 Swiss International   Vladimir Malkov 22–20, 21–14   Winner
2013 Tahiti International   Matthieu Lo Ying Ping 21–14, 21–6   Winner
2012 Spanish Open   Gabriel Ulldahl 21–14, 22–24, 21–18   Winner
2011 Belgian International   Andre Kurniawan Tedjono 21–7, 13–21, 21–11   Winner
2011 Kharkiv International   Dmytro Zavadsky 9–21, 21–14, 21–14   Winner
2010 Canadian International   Kęstutis Navickas 16–21, 21–18, 14–21   Runner-up
2008 Welsh International   Kieran Merrilees 21–15, 18–21, 21–19   Winner
2007 Carebaco International   Raju Rai 21–12, 21–17   Winner
2007 Ecuador International   Fernandes Ricardo 21–17, 21–16   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Puerto Rico International   Lucas Corvee   Laurent Constantin
  Matthieu Lo Ying Ping
21–14, 21–12   Runner-up
2013 Swiss International   Lucas Corvee   Daniel Benz
  Chan Kwong Beng
16–21, 16–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Players: Brice Leverdez". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Brice Leverdez". www.ffbad.org (in French). Fédération Française de Badminton. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Quelques portraits de joueurs" (PDF). edap.vendee.fr (in French). Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Consultez les fiches détaillées des Bleus du badminton" (PDF). franceolympique.com (in French). Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Brice Leverdez". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Yigit and Leverdez Shine at Mediterranean Games". www.bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Badminton - Brice Leverdez". olympics.cbc.ca. CBC. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Brice Leverdez, battu en finale des Championnats d'Europe : « J'ai tout donné »" (in French). L'Équipe. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Adcock leads the gold rush in Europe". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 10 September 2016.

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