Darren Hall (badminton)
Darren James Hall (born 25 October 1965) is a retired badminton player from Great Britain who is generally rated as one of the very best, if not the best, men's singles players that Britain has produced.
|Birth name||Darren James Hall|
|Born||25 October 1965|
Walthamstow, Greater London, England
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (161 lb)|
Hall won a record ten English national singles titles from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s. He is the only Englishman since the 1930s to win the prestigious Danish Open (1992) in men's singles. He won the singles gold medal at the 1988 European Badminton Championships, defeating the great Morten Frost in the final.
Hall represented England in a demonstration of badminton at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He then competed in 1992 Summer Olympics in the men's singles. He lost in the second round to Zhao Jianhua, of China, 6–15, 9–15. In 1996, he played in the singles and doubles event. In the singles, he lost to Lee Kwang-jin of South Korea in the second round, 7–15, 11–15, and in the doubles event with Peter Knowles, they were defeated by Chinese pair Ge Cheng and Tao Xiaoqiang, 2–15, 3–15.
|1996||Jakarta, Indonesia||Jeffer Rosobin||15–9, 14–17, 9–14||Bronze|
|1998||Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Yong Hock Kin||7–15, 1–15||Bronze|
|1990||Auckland, New Zealand||Steve Baddeley||Walkover||Bronze|
|1990||Moscow, Soviet Union||Steve Baddeley||–, –||Silver|
|1988||Kristiansand, Norway||Morten Frost||–, –||Gold|
European Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|1983||Helsinki, Finland||Stuart Spurling||
IBF World Grand PrixEdit
The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.
|1992||Denmark Open||Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen||15–11, 18–13||Winner|
|1987||Denmark Open||Torben Carlsen||7–15, 4–15||Runner-up|
|1987||Hong Kong Open||Xiong Guobao||15–6, 4–15, 10–15||Runner-up|
|1987||German Open||Ib Frederiksen||17–16, 4–15, 15–6||Winner|
|1987||Dutch Open||Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen||4–15, 1–15||Runner-up|
|1999||Irish International||Peter Knowles||9–15, 4–15||Runner-up|
|1998||Irish International||Mark Constable||15–7, 15–11||Winner|
|1998||Scottish International||Pontus Jäntti||13–15, 8–15||Runner-up|
|1998||Portugal International||Niels Christian Kaldau||16–18, 9–15||Runner-up|
|1997||Irish International||Daniel Eriksson||15–12, 15–4||Winner|
|1993||Irish International||Tomas Johansson||Walkover||Winner|
|1993||Welsh International||Peter Knowles||14–17, 15–6, 15–5||Winner|
|1992||Wimbledon Open||Anders Nielsen||15–8, 15–12||Winner|
|1991||Scottish Open||Jens Olsson||11–15, 15–9, 15–1||Winner|
|1984||Victor Cup||Lius Pongoh||6–15, 2–15||Runner-up|
|1984||Welsh International||Morten Frost||2–15, 6–15||Runner-up|
|1982||Portugal International||Ray Stevens|| Billy Gilliland
- Kubatko, Justin. "Darren Hall Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 January 2010.