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European Badminton Championships

The European Badminton Championships is a tournament organized by the Badminton Europe (BE).

The first of these competitions was held in 1968. The competition was held once every two years to determine the best badminton players in Europe. European Mixed Team Badminton Championships usually started prior to the individual championships until it was split in 2009. From 2017 on the European badminton championship is held annually except for the year with European Games. Since 2008, it is being graded as a Grand Prix Gold tournament by the Badminton World Federation.[1][2]

Location of the European ChampionshipsEdit

The table below gives an overview of all host cities and countries of the European Championships.

On 15 January 2008, Manchester of England won the bids to stage the 2010 events.[3] Starting from 2017, the championship will be an annual event except for the year with European Games.

Year No. Host City Country Events
1968 1 Bochum   West Germany 5
1970 2 Port Talbot   Wales 5
1972 3 Karlskrona   Sweden 6
1974 4 Vienna   Austria 6
1976 5 Dublin   Ireland 6
1978 6 Preston   England 6
1980 7 Groningen   Netherlands 6
1982 8 Böblingen   West Germany 6
1984 9 Preston   England 6
1986 10 Uppsala   Sweden 6
1988 11 Kristiansand   Norway 6
1990 12 Moscow   Soviet Union 6
1992 13 Glasgow   Scotland 6
1994 14 Den Bosch   Netherlands 6
Year No. Host City Country Events
1996 15 Herning   Denmark 6
1998 16 Sofia   Bulgaria 6
2000 17 Glasgow   Scotland 6
2002 18 Malmö   Sweden 6
2004 19 Geneva    Switzerland 6
2006 20 Den Bosch   Netherlands 6
2008 21 Herning   Denmark 5
2010 22 Manchester   England 5
2012 23 Karlskrona   Sweden 5
2014 24 Kazan   Russia 5
2016 25 La Roche-sur-Yon   France 5
2017 26 Kolding   Denmark 5
2018 27 Huelva   Spain 5
2020 28 Kiev   Ukraine 5

Past winnersEdit

Individual events (1968–present)Edit

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
2018   Viktor Axelsen   Carolina Marín   Kim Astrup
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
  Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
  Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle Adcock
2017   Rajiv Ouseph   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
  Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2016   Viktor Axelsen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
  Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
2014   Jan Ø. Jørgensen   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
2012   Marc Zwiebler   Tine Baun   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
  Robert Mateusiak
  Nadiezda Zieba
2010   Peter Gade   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
  Valeria Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
  Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2008   Kenneth Jonassen   Xu Huaiwen   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Lena Frier Kristiansen
  Anthony Clark
  Donna Kellogg
2006   Peter Gade   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
  Donna Kellogg
  Gail Emms
  Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
2004   Mia Audina   Lotte Bruil
  Mia Audina
  Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
2002   Peter Rasmussen   Yao Jie   Jane F. Bramsen
  Ann-Lou Jørgensen
  Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
2000   Peter Gade   Camilla Martin   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
  Donna Kellogg
  Joanne Goode
  Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
1998   Simon Archer
  Chris Hunt
  Rikke Olsen
  Marlene Thomsen
1996   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen   Thomas Lund
  Jon Holst-Christensen
  Lisbeth Stuer-Lauridsen
  Marlene Thomsen
1994   Lim Xiaoqing   Simon Archer
  Chris Hunt
  Christine Magnusson
  Lim Xiaoqing
  Michael Søgaard
  Catrine Bengtsson
1992   Pernille Nedergaard   Thomas Lund
  Jon Holst-Christensen
  Thomas Lund
  Pernille Dupont
1990   Steve Baddeley   Jan Paulsen
  Henrik Svarrer
  Dorte Kjær
  Nettie Nielsen
  Jon Holst-Christensen
  Grete Mogensen
1988   Darren Hall   Kirsten Larsen   Jens Peter Nierhoff
  Michael Kjeldsen
  Steen Fladberg
  Gillian Clark
1986   Morten Frost   Helen Troke   Steen Fladberg
  Jesper Helledie
  Gillian Clark
  Gillian Gowers
  Martin Dew
  Gillian Gilks
1984   Martin Dew
  Mike Tredgett
  Karen Chapman
  Gillian Clark
1982   Jens Peter Nierhoff   Lene Køppen   Stefan Karlsson
  Thomas Kihlström
  Gillian Gilks
  Gillian Clark
1980   Flemming Delfs   Liselotte Blumer   Claes Nordin
  Stefan Karlsson
  Nora Perry
  Jane Webster
  Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
1978   Lene Køppen   Ray Stevens
  Mike Tredgett
  Nora Perry
  Anne Statt
1976   Gillian Gilks   Gillian Gilks
  Susan Whetnall
  Derek Talbot
  Gillian Gilks
1974   Sture Johnsson   Willi Braun
  Roland Maywald
  Gillian Gilks
  Margaret Beck
1972   Wolfgang Bochow   Margaret Beck   Gillian Gilks
  Judy Hashman
1970   Sture Johnsson   Eva Twedberg   Elo Hansen
  Per Walsoe
  Margaret Boxall
  Susan Whetnall
  David Eddy
  Susan Whetnall
1968   Irmgard Latz   David Eddy
  Roger Powell
  Tony Jordan
  Susan Whetnall

Mixed teams events (1972–2006)Edit

Successful playersEdit

Below is the list of the most ever successful players in the European Badminton Championships:

Name MS WS MD WD XD Total
  Gillian Gilks 2 4 6 12
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl 5 2 7
  Christinna Pedersen 4 2 6
  Peter Gade 5 5
  Susan Whetnall 3 2 5
  Mike Tredgett 3 2 5
  Jens Eriksen 4 1 5
  Nora Perry 2 2 4
  Gillian Clark 3 1 4
  Martin Dew 1 3 4
  Michael Søgaard 4 4
  Rikke Olsen 1 3 4
  Carolina Marín 4 4

Medal countEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Denmark (DEN)635766186
2  England (ENG)453452131
3  Sweden (SWE)12194879
4  Germany (GER)7102239
5  Spain (ESP)4004
6  Netherlands (NED)372535
7  Russia (RUS)22711
8  Poland (POL)1168
9  Bulgaria (BUL)1113
10   Switzerland (SUI)1012
11  Scotland (SCO)0268
12  Wales (WAL)0134
13  France (FRA)0123
14  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Turkey (TUR)0011
Totals (15 nations)139135241515

* included medals won by the USSR and the CIS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "European Championships 2008". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ "BWF World Rankings (4/22/2010)". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Liverpool and Manchester win their European Championship bids". Retrieved 2008-01-20.[permanent dead link]

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