Christopher Phillip Langridge (born 2 May 1985) is an English badminton player. He competed for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he won three medals. He represented Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal in the men's doubles, partnered with Marcus Ellis. They also won gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2019 European Games.
Chris Langridge in 2013
|Birth name||Christopher Phillip Langridge|
|Country|| Great Britain|
|Born||2 May 1985|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
|Men's and mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||14 (MD 1 December 2016)|
15 (XD 13 March 2014)
|Current ranking||22 (MD 25 June 2019)|
Early life and educationEdit
Chris Langridge was born on 2 May 1985 in Epsom, Surrey.
Langridge was educated at Therfield School, a state comprehensive school in the town of Leatherhead in Surrey in southern England. The school were twice National Schools champions. Langridge was introduced to badminton when he was ten by his teacher Jackie Cunningham who was a badminton coach of the county, and within 18 months at the age of twelve he made the England team. He also played tennis for the South East region, and he was a football player as well as a 100-metre and 200-metre runner.
Langridge teamed up with a number of players in the doubles, for example with Peter Mills in the men's doubles, and starting in 2012 with Heather Olver in the mixed doubles. Langridge won three medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games – a silver in the mixed doubles with Olver, a bronze in the men's doubles with Mills, as well as a silver in the mixed team match. By 2013, he has won three gold medals at the English National Badminton Championships in the men's doubles (with Nathan Robertson in 2011 and Mills 2013) and mixed doubles (with Olver in 2013).
In September 2014, he teamed up with Marcus Ellis. They won the men's doubles title in the English National Badminton Championships in both 2015 and 2016. They won a bronze in the 2016 European Championships in La Roche-sur-Yon. They have also won medals in the European Team Championships with a silver in the Mixed Team in 2015, and a bronze medal in the Men's Team in 2016.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, despite ranking only No. 22 in the world, Ellis and Langridge managed to win a bronze, the first Olympic medal in badminton men's doubles won by a British team.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast, Australia, Langridge won a gold in the men's doubles with Marcus Ellis, which is England's first men's badminton double title at the Games in 40 years. He also won a bronze in the mixed team event.
Langridge qualified to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Games, played in the men's doubles with Marcus Ellis. Competed as the second seed, they managed to claim the gold medal after beat the top seed from Denmark Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in straight games 21–17, 21–10.
Langridge is married to Emma Page.
Summer Olympic GamesEdit
|2016||Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Marcus Ellis|| Chai Biao
|21–18, 19–21, 21–10||Bronze|
|2018||Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, Gold Coast, Australia||Marcus Ellis|| Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
|2014||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Peter Mills|| Chris Adcock
|2014||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Heather Olver|| Chris Adcock
|2019||Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus||Marcus Ellis|| Kim Astrup
Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
|2016||Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France||Marcus Ellis|| Mads Conrad-Petersen
Mads Pieler Kolding
BWF World TourEdit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2018||Scottish Open||Super 100||Marcus Ellis|| David Daugaard
|2018||SaarLorLux Open||Super 100||Marcus Ellis|| Aaron Chia
Soh Wooi Yik
|21–23, 21–18, 21–19||Winner|
|2018||Canada Open||Super 100||Marcus Ellis|| Mark Lamsfuß
Marvin Emil Seidel
|19–21, 21–18, 22–20||Winner|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2012||Bitburger Open||Peter Mills|| Ingo Kindervater
|2013||Scottish Open||Heather Olver|| Robert Blair
|2013||London Grand Prix Gold||Heather Olver|| Michael Fuchs
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2013||Welsh International||Heather Olver|| Vitalij Durkin
|21–17, 10–21, 21–13||Winner|
|2012||Welsh International||Heather Olver|| Marcus Ellis
|2012||Czech International||Heather Olver|| Marcus Ellis
|22–20, 6–7 Retired||Winner|
|2012||Belgian International||Heather Olver|| Marcus Ellis
|21–9, 10–21, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2007||Belgian International||Joanne Nicholas|| Ingo Kindervater
|21–17, 15–21, 25–23||Winner|
|2006||Croatian International||Jenny Day|| Kristian Roebuck
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