Chris Hunt (badminton)

Christopher John Hunt (born 1 December 1968)[2] is a retired badminton player from England.

Chris Hunt
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Personal information
Nickname(s)Chunty
Birth nameChristopher John Hunt
Country England
Born (1968-12-01) 1 December 1968 (age 52)
Bolton, Lancashire, England
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 [1]
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Hunt won the gold medal at the European Championships in the men's doubles with Simon Archer in 1994 and 1998. In 1996 they won the bronze medal.

He also participated at the 1992 Olympic Games in men's doubles, with Andy Goode, and they were defeated in the round of 16 by Lee Sang-bok and Shon Jin-hwan. At the 1996 Olympic Games, he competed in the men's doubles with Simon Archer, losing in quarterfinals, and in mixed doubles with Joanne Muggeridge, losing in round of 32. Hunt also competed at the 2000 Olympic Games in the mixed doubles with Donna Kellogg, and they were beaten in the round of 32.

Major AchievementsEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
European Championships
1 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer) 1994 Den Bosch, NED
1 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer) 1998 Sofia, BUL
3 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer) 1996 Herning, DEN
Commonwealth Games
1 Mixed doubles (with Gillian Clark) 1994 Victoria, CAN
2 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer)
1 Mixed team
3 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer) 1998 Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Mixed doubles (with Donna Kellogg)
Open Championships
1 Men's doubles 1991 Spanish International
1 Men's doubles 1992 Austrian International
1 Mixed doubles 1994 Dutch Open
2 Mixed doubles 1994 All England

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Dutch Open   Simon Archer   Denny Kantono
  Antonius Ariantho
18–17, 5–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1995 Swiss Open   Simon Archer   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
6–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1996 Denmark Open   Simon Archer   Thomas Stavngaard
  Jim Laugesen
15–17, 15–10, 7–15   Runner-up
1997 German Open   Simon Archer   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
4–15, 8–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit