David Horton (badminton)

David O Horton (born 1939), is a male former international badminton player who competed for England.

David Horton
Personal information
Born1939 (age 82–83)
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1966 Kingston Men's doubles

Badminton careerEdit

Horton is a two times National champion, winning the English National Badminton Championships in the mixed doubles in 1967 with Jenny Horton and the men's doubles with Roger Mills. In addition he has won the 1965 & 1967 Irish Open, and four Scottish Open titles.[1]

He represented England in the singles, doubles and mixed (winning a bronze medal in the men's doubles with Mills), at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.[2][3][4]

He represented Essex at county level.

Personal lifeEdit

He married fellow international player Jenny Pritchard in 1965.


  1. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian. The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 74-78. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  2. ^ "1966 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "Kingston, Jamaica, 1966 Team". Team England.
  4. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.