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Delphine Aurore Delrue (born 6 November 1998) is a French badminton player.[2][3] Delrue started playing badminton at aged seven, and she affiliate with the USEE Badminton club in 2006. Delrue was selected to join the national team in INSEP in 2016.[4] In 2015, she became the runner-up of European University Championships in women's doubles and mixed doubles events.[5] In 2016, she won French National Badminton Championships in women's doubles event with her partner Léa Palermo.[6] She also the runner-up at the Orleans International in the women's doubles event and Swiss International in the mixed doubles event.[7][8] In 2017, she became the runner-up at the Estonian International partnered with Léa Palermo.[9] She competed at the 2018 Mediterranean Games, clinched the women's doubles gold with Palermo.[10] In 2019, she captured a bronze medal at the European Games in the mixed doubles event with Thom Gicquel.[11]

Delphine Delrue
Personal information
Birth nameDelphine Aurore Delrue
Country France
Born (1998-11-06) 6 November 1998 (age 21)
Sarcelles, France[1]
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Years activeRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking27 (WD 5 March 2019)
18 (XD 6 August 2019)
Current ranking33 (WD), 23 (XD) (19 November 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus   Thom Gicquel   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
19–21, 12–21   Bronze

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 El Morell Pavilion, Tarragona, Spain   Léa Palermo   Bengisu Erçetin
  Nazlıcan İnci
21–17, 21–16   Gold

BWF World Tour (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[12] 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.[13]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Orleans Masters Super 100   Léa Palermo   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
8–21, 14–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 U.S. Open Super 300   Thom Gicquel   Lee Jhe-huei
  Hsu Ya-ching
17–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2019 Orléans Masters Super 100   Thom Gicquel   Ronan Labar
  Anne Tran
21–11, 21–14   Winner
2018 Dutch Open Super 100   Thom Gicquel   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
15–21, 15–21   Runner-up

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 9 runners-up)Edit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Irish Open   Léa Palermo   Amalie Magelund
  Freja Ravn
18–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2018 Belgian International   Léa Palermo   Mizuki Fujii
  Nao Ono
21–19, 21–14   Winner
2018 Spanish International   Léa Palermo   Maryna Ilyinskaya
  Yelyzaveta Zharka
21–6, 21–12   Winner
2017 White Nights   Léa Palermo   Anastasia Chervyakova
  Olga Morozova
8–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2017 Orleans International   Léa Palermo   Asumi Kugo
  Megumi Yokoyama
14–21, 21–17, 12–21   Runner-up
2017 Estonian International   Léa Palermo   Mariya Mitsova
  Petya Nedelcheva
12–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2016 Orleans International   Léa Palermo   Heather Olver
  Lauren Smith
19–21, 8–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Azerbaijan International   Thom Gicquel   Mark Lamsfuß
  Isabel Herttrich
9–21, 23–21, 21–15   Winner
2019 Denmark International   Thom Gicquel   Ronan Labar
  Anne Tran
21–19, 18–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2019 Polish Open   Thom Gicquel   Ben Lane
  Jessica Pugh
17–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2018 Dutch International   Thom Gicquel   Mathias Thyrri
  Elisa Melgaard
21–17, 21–14   Winner
2018 Swedish Open   Thom Gicquel   Kristoffer Knudsen
  Isabella Nielsen
21–16, 21–10   Winner
2017 Portugal International   Thom Gicquel   Anton Kaisti
  Jenny Nystrom
21–19, 19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2016 Swiss International   Thom Gicquel   Oliver Schaller
  Celine Burkart
17–21, 21–10, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fiche Athlète: Delphine Delrue" (in French). French National Olympic and Sports Committee. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Players: Delphine Delrue". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Delphine Delrue". www.ffbad.org (in French). Fédération Française de Badminton. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Delphine Delrue" (in French). USEE Badminton. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ "European Universities Badminton Championship". www.eusa.eu. European University Sports Association. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Quelques portraits de joueurs" (PDF). edap.vendee.fr (in French). Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Helen Olver and Lauren Smith win doubles title in Orleans". 4theloveofsport.co.uk. 4 The Love Of Sport. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Swiss open : Deuxième place pour le duo Delphine Delrue et Thom Gicquel". www.ffbad.org (in French). Fédération Française de Badminton. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Български триумф в Естония". www.blitz.bg (in Bulgarian). Информационна агенция БЛИЦ. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Athlete Profile: Delrue Delphine Aurore". Tarragona 2018. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Boxe et gymnastique ouvrent leur compteur à Minsk, le bad. bronze" (in French). French National Olympic and Sports Committee. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  12. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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