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Gabriela Stoeva (Bulgarian: Габриела Стоева; born 15 July 1994) is a Bulgarian badminton player specializing in doubles. Her current partner is her younger sister, Stefani Stoeva. The sisters have won some titles, including a gold medal in the 2015 European Games.[2]

Gabriela Stoeva
Gabriela Stoeva.jpg
Personal information
Birth nameGabriela Stoeva
Country Bulgaria
Born (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 24)[1]
Haskovo, Bulgaria[1]
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Years active2009
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking8 (8 November 2018)
Current ranking9 (22 November 2018[1])
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

Gabriela Stoeva started playing badminton at age 10 in the Haskovo School Club. She joined the national team in 2008, and made a debut in the international event in 2009.[3] In 2009, she won a bronze medal at the European U-17 Championships in the girls' doubles event partnered with her sister, Stefani Stoeva.[4] And at the 2013 European U-19 Championships, the sister won the gold medal.[5]

Stoeva he won her first BWF Grand Prix title at the 2014 Scottish Open in the women's doubles event with her sister. They beat Heather Olver and Lauren Smith of England in the finals round with the score 21-7 21-15.[6] In 2015, she also won the Grand Prix tournament at the Russian and Dutch Open.[7] Stoeva competed in the 2015 European Games, winning gold in women's doubles alongside her younger sister[8]

In 2017, Stoevas finished as the runner-up at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold tournament, they lost to Chinese pair Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan in the straight games.[9] The sister also won the silver medal at the European Championships.[10]

AchievementsEdit

 
Gabriela playing with her sister, Stefani

European GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Baku Sports Hall,
Baku, Azerbaijan
  Stefani Stoeva   Ekaterina Bolotova
  Evgeniya Kosetskaya
21–12, 23–21   Gold

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
Huelva, Spain
  Stefani Stoeva   Émilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
21–12, 21–10   Gold
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
  Stefani Stoeva   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Christinna Pedersen
11–21, 21–15, 11–21   Silver

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 ASKI Sport Hall,
Ankara, Turkey
  Stefani Stoeva   Julie Finne-Ipsen
  Rikke Soby Hansen
21–11, 21–18   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[11] 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.[12]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Scottish Open Super 100   Stefani Stoeva   Émilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
21–16, 21–9   Winner
2018 SaarLorLux Open Super 100   Stefani Stoeva   Ni Ketut Mahadewi Istirani
  Rizki Amelia Pradipta
22–20, 15–21, 21–19   Winner
2018 French Open Super 750   Stefani Stoeva   Mayu Matsumoto
  Wakana Nagahara
14–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2018 Dutch Open Super 100   Stefani Stoeva   Selena Piek
  Cheryl Seinen
21–17, 21–18   Winner
2018 Orleans Masters Super 100   Stefani Stoeva   Delphine Delrue
  Léa Palermo
21–8, 21–14   Winner
2018 Swiss Open Super 300   Stefani Stoeva   Ayako Sakuramoto
  Yukiko Takahata
21–19, 15–21, 18–21   Runner-up

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Swiss Open   Stefani Stoeva   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
16-21, 15-21   Runner-up
2016 Dutch Open   Stefani Stoeva   Setyana Mapasa
  Gronya Somerville
21-17, 17-21, 16-21   Runner-up
2015 Dutch Open   Stefani Stoeva   Eefje Muskens
  Selena Piek
24–22, 21–15   Winner
2015 Russian Open   Stefani Stoeva   Johanna Goliszewski
  Carla Nelte
21–15, 21–17   Winner
2014 Scottish Open   Stefani Stoeva   Heather Olver
  Lauren Smith
21–7, 21–15   Winner
2014 Brasil Open   Stefani Stoeva   Johanna Goliszewski
  Carla Nelte
5-11, 7-11, 11-4, 10-11   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Eurasia Bulgarian Open   Stefani Stoeva   Amalie Magelund
  Freja Ravn
21–16, 21–19   Winner
2017 Eurasia Bulgarian Open   Stefani Stoeva   Bengisu Ercetin
  Nazlıcan Inci
21–16, 21–12   Winner
2015 Turkey International   Stefani Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
21–19, 21–12   Winner
2015 Italian International   Stefani Stoeva   Setyana Mapasa
  Gronya Somerville
21–19, 18–21, 13–6 Retired   Winner
2015 Irish Open   Stefani Stoeva   Julie Finne-Ipsen
  Rikke S. Hansen
21–10, 22–24, 21–9   Winner
2015 Welsh International   Stefani Stoeva   Heather Olver
  Lauren Smith
21–10, 22–20   Winner
2015 Bulgarian International   Stefani Stoeva   Eva Lee
  Paula Lynn Obanana
21–14, 21–10   Winner
2015 Spanish International   Stefani Stoeva   Anastasia Chervyakova
  Olga Morozova
21–16, 21–11   Winner
2015 Orleans International   Stefani Stoeva   Heather Olver
  Lauren Smith
22–20, 16–21, 21–9   Winner
2014 Turkey International   Stefani Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
21–11, 21–9   Winner
2014 Swiss International   Stefani Stoeva   Meiliana Jauhari
  Aprilsasi Putri Lejarsar Variella
11–6, 11–5, 11–9   Winner
2014 Spanish Open   Stefani Stoeva   Imogen Bankier
  Kirsty Gilmour
21–14, 21–9   Winner
2014 Slovenian International   Stefani Stoeva   Victoria Dergunova
  Olga Morozova
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2014 Finnish Open   Stefani Stoeva   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 Orleans International   Stefani Stoeva   Imogen Bankier
  Petya Nedelcheva
14–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2014 Austrian International   Stefani Stoeva   Olga Golovanova
  Viktoriia Vorobeva
21–17, 20–22, 21–15   Winner
2013 Turkey International   Stefani Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
21–15, 21–8   Winner
2013 Bulgarian International   Stefani Stoeva   Eva Lee
  Paula Lynn Obanana
21–15, 21–10   Winner
2013 Belgian International   Stefani Stoeva   Imogen Bankier
  Petya Nedelcheva
21–13, 11–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 Bulgaria Eurasia Open   Stefani Stoeva   Petya Nedelcheva
  Dimitria Popstoikova
11–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2012 Turkey International   Stefani Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
19–21, 21–14, 23–21   Winner
2012 Bulgarian International   Stefani Stoeva   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
21–9, 21–17   Winner
2012 Bulgaria Hebar Open   Stefani Stoeva   Rumiana Ivanova
  Dimitria Popstoikova
15–21, 21–14, 21–11   Winner
2012 Banuinvest International   Stefani Stoeva   Sandra-Maria Jensen
  Line Kjaersfeldt
19–21, 21–17, 16–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Turkey International   Markus Fernaldi Gideon   Jones Rafli Jansen
  Cisita Joity Jansen
21–17, 17–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Turkey International   Anton Kaisti   Vasily Kuznetsov
  Viktoriia Vorobeva
21–9, 21–15   Winner
2013 Bulgaria Eurasia Open   Anton Kaisti   Marvin Emil Seidel
  Yvonne Li
19–21, 21–9, 21–18   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Gabriela STOEVA Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  2. ^ Pavitt, Michael. "Badminton doubles delight for Bulgaria and Denmark as they secure first Baku 2015 European Games golds". Inside the Games. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Players: Gabriela Stoeva". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ "European U17 Championships, Individuals". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Стефани Стоева с два златни медала на Евро 2013" (in Bulgarian). bTV. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Scottish Open 2014 Finals – The Lång-est match". Badzine.net. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Bulgarian Badminton Players Achieve Record Standing in Women's Doubles Ranking". Novinite. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Bulgaria's Stoevi Sisters Claim Gold at Women's Doubles Badminton in Baku". Novinite. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. ^ "The STOEVA sisters back in Basel". Swiss Open. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  10. ^ "England's golden day in Denmark". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  11. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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