Chris Adcock

Chris Adcock (born 27 April 1989) is a retired English internationally elite badminton player.[2] Adcock is currently sponsored by Yonex and YC Sports and plays for the University of Nottingham-based NBL team. He entered the National team in 2006, and later won the boys' doubles and mixed team titles at the 2007 European Junior Championships. He was a World Championships medalists winning a silver in 2011 with Imogen Bankier and a bronze in 2017 with Gabby Adcock. Together with Gabby, he also won a silver medal at the 2007 World Junior Championships, and then claimed the gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 2018; and at the European Championships in 2017 and 2018.

Chris Adcock
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Personal information
Birth nameChristopher Adcock
CountryEngland
Born (1989-04-27) 27 April 1989 (age 32)[1]
Leicester, England[1]
ResidenceMilton Keynes, England[1]
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
HandednessLeft
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking9 (MD 22 May 2014)
4 (XD 24 August 2017)
Current ranking14 (XD 17 March 2020)
BWF profile
Websitewww.theadcocks.com

Chris Adcock also representing Great Britain competed at the 2012, 2016 Olympic Games and at the 2019 European Games. In the European Games, he and Gabby won the mixed doubles silver medal.

CareerEdit

At the 2008 Thomas Cup Chris Adcock made his debut at a major senior international tournament where he played one match in the group stage. He would continue to represent England at the 2009 Sudirman Cup where the team played sixth. His world championships debut came at the 2010 BWF World Championships where he entered mixed doubles with Gabrielle White, but lost in the first round. He later switched Mixed Doubles partners to compete with Scottish player Imogen Bankier. They had a Cinderella run at the 2011 London Worlds where they defeated three seeded pairs before losing in the final. Chris Adcock also competes in Men's Doubles, currently pairing with fellow Englishmen Andrew Ellis. Although they qualified for the Olympics, they had a disappointing performance and lost in the first round.[3]

 
Chris Adcock and his current partner in mixed doubles Gabby Adcock

In October 2012, the pair announced their decision to split, with Bankier stating her intention to return to Badminton Scotland and form a Scottish partnership.[4] Subsequently, Adcock reignited his mixed doubles partnership with White, whom he later married.[5] They later won the BWF Super Series Masters Finals in 2015, and become the first British players to do so.[6]

Adcock competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the mixed doubles alongside his wife.[7] In 2015, he became the champion at the Dubai World Superseries Finals in mixed doubles event.[8] In 2016, he competed at the Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles event, but did not advance to the knockout stage.[9]

In October 2016, the Adcocks were the semifinalist at the Denmark Open, but they lost to home duo Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the straight games.[10] The Adcocks then reaching the final at the Grand Prix Gold tournament at the 2016 Bitburger Open, defeated by the Chinese pair Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen with the score 16–21, 21–23. At the end of 2016 BWF Season, the Adcocks were qualified to compete at the Dubai World Superseries Finals.[11] They advanced to the final round after placed second in the group stage, won a semifinal match against Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto of Indonesia in three games, but they lost again to Chinese paired Zheng and Cheng.[12][13]

In 2017, the Adcocks won the gold medal at the European Championships in Denmark defeating Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the final.[14] They also clinched the bronze medal at the BWF World Championships in Glasgow.[15] In 2018, he competed at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, and defend the mixed doubles gold with his wife, also claimed the mixed team bronze.[16][17]

In 2019, he qualified to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Games, played in the mixed doubles with his wife. Competed as the top seeds the duo advance to the final stage, they were defeated by their compatriot Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in straight games 14–21, 9–21, and settle for a silver medal.[18]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena,
London, England
  Imogen Bankier   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 7–21   Silver
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Gabby Adcock   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
15–21, 21–23   Bronze

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Gabby Adcock   Chris Langridge
  Heather Olver
21–9, 21–12   Gold
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
  Gabby Adcock   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
19–21, 21–17, 21–16   Gold

European GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus   Gabby Adcock   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
14–21, 9–21   Silver

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena,
Karlskrona, Sweden
  Andrew Ellis   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
11–21, 14–21   Bronze
2014 Gymnastics Center,
Kazan, Russia
  Andrew Ellis   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
16–21, 21–19, 8–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena,
Karlskrona, Sweden
  Imogen Bankier   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadiezda Zieba
17–21, 21–17, 19–21   Bronze
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
  Gabby Adcock   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
21–17, 18–21, 21–19   Gold
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
Huelva, Spain
  Gabby Adcock   Mathias Christiansen
  Christinna Pedersen
21–18, 17–21, 21–18   Gold

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Waitakere Trust Stadium,
Waitakere City, New Zealand
  Gabrielle White   Lim Khim Wah
  Ng Hui Lin
25–23, 20–22, 19–21   Silver

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Hermann-Neuberger-Halle,
Völklingen, Germany
  Peter Mills   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
21–16, 21–15   Gold

BWF World Tour (3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[19] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[20]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Thailand Open Super 500   Gabby Adcock   Hafiz Faizal
  Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
12–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2019 Dutch Open Super 100   Gabby Adcock   Robin Tabeling
  Selena Piek
17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2020 Denmark Open Super 750   Gabby Adcock   Mark Lamsfuß
  Isabel Herttrich
21–18, 11–21, 14–21   Runner-up

BWF Superseries (2 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[21] 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.[22] Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Hong Kong Open   Gabrielle White   Liu Cheng
  Bao Yixin
21–14, 24–22   Winner
2014 French Open   Gabby Adcock   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
9–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Gabby Adcock   Ko Sung-hyun
  Kim Ha-na
21–14, 21–17   Winner
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Gabby Adcock   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
12–21, 12–21   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 4 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Bitburger Open   Andrew Ellis   Rupesh Kumar
  Sanave Thomas
21–17, 20–22, 22–24   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Bitburger Open   Gabrielle White   Michael Fuchs
  Birgit Michels
19–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2014 Swiss Open   Gabby Adcock   Chai Biao
  Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13   Winner
2015 Bitburger Open   Gabby Adcock   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadiezda Zieba
18–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2016 Bitburger Open   Gabby Adcock   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
16–21, 21–23   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Scottish International   Andrew Ellis   Marcus Ellis
  Peter Mills
19–21, 21–11, 15–21   Runner-up
2010 Irish International   Andrew Ellis   Anthony Clark
  Chris Langridge
21–13, 21–16   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Portugal International   Gabrielle White   Zhang Yi
  Cai Jiani
14–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2010 Scottish International   Imogen Bankier   Till Zander
  Gitte Koehler
21–10, 21–12   Winner
2010 Irish International   Imogen Bankier   Christian John Skovgaard
  Britta Andersen
21–13, 21–11   Winner
2010 Italian International   Imogen Bankier   Gert Kunka
  Amanda Hogstrom
21–14, 21–15   Winner
2012 Finnish Open   Imogen Bankier   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
  Sara Thygesen
22–24, 21–12, 21–13   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Mixed doubles results with Imogen Bankier against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[23]

ReferencesEdit

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