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Gabrielle Marie "Gabby" Adcock (born 30 September 1990; née White) is an English badminton player.[2]

Gabby Adcock
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tontowi Ahmad - Liliyana Natsir vs Chris Adcock - Gabrielle White 21.jpg
Personal information
Full nameGabrielle Adcock
Birth nameGabrielle White
Country England
Born (1990-09-30) 30 September 1990 (age 28)[1]
Leeds, England[1]
ResidenceMilton Keynes, England[1]
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Career title(s)13
Highest ranking16 (WD 8 July 2010)
4 (XD 24 August 2017)
Current ranking10 (XD 25 June 2019)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Gabby started playing badminton at aged 10 in the badminton club at her school and became a full-time player straight from school at 16. She competes in badminton as a doubles specialist.[1][2] In 2007, she won a bronze medal at the European Junior Badminton Championships in girls' doubles event partnered with Mariana Agathangelou.[3] At the 2007 BWF World Junior Championships, she won a silver medals in mixed doubles event partnered with Chris Adcock. They defeated by Lim Khim Wah and Ng Hui Lin of Malaysia in the finals round with the score 25-23, 20-22, and 19-21.[4] Prior to the London Olympics she was paired with Robert Blair and Jenny Wallwork, though both pairs failed to qualify.

 
Gabby and her partner in mixed doubles Chris Adcock

She paired up with her husband Chris Adcock, whom she married in 2013, and won the 2013 Hong Kong Super Series against the world No.1 and Olympic Champion, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, 21–12, 21–16 in the semifinals round.[5] They also won the 2014 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold against Chai Biao and Tang Jinhua 21–17, 21–13.[6] She competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the mixed doubles alongside her husband.[7]

In 2015, she became the champion in mixed doubles at 2015 BWF Super Series Masters Finals against Korean pair Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na.[8] In 2016, she competed at the Summer Olympics in mixed doubles event, but did not advance to the knocked out stage.[9]

In 2019, she qualified to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Games, played in the mixed doubles with Chris Adcock. Competed as the top seeds the duo advance to the final stage, but was defeated by their compatriot Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in straight games 14–21, 9–21, and settle for a silver medal.[10]

AchievementsEdit

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

ear Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Chris Adcock   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
15–21, 21–23   Bronze

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Lauren Smith   Lim Yin Loo
  Lai Pei Jing
16–21, 21–15, 21–16   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
  Chris Adcock   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
19–21, 21–17, 21–16   Gold
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Chris Adcock   Chris Langridge
  Heather Olver
21–9, 21–12   Gold

European GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club,
Minsk, Belarus
  Chris Adcock   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
14–21, 9–21   Silver

European ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
Huelva, Spain
  Chris Adcock   Mathias Christiansen
  Christinna Pedersen
21–18, 17–21, 21–18   Gold
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
  Chris Adcock   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
21–17, 18–21, 21–19   Gold

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Waitakere Trust Stadium,
Waitakere City, New Zealand
  Chris Adcock   Lim Khim Wah
  Ng Hui Lin
25–23, 20–22, 19–21   Silver

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Hermann-Neuberger-Halle,
Völklingen, Saarbrücken, Germany
  Mariana Agathangelou   Olga Konon
  Kristina Ludikova
20–22, 12–21   Bronze

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]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Thailand Open Super 500   Chris Adcock   Hafiz Faisal
  Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
12–21, 12–21   Runner-up

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[13] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[14] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Chris Adcock   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
12–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Chris Adcock   Ko Sung-hyun
  Kim Ha-na
21–14, 21–17   Winner
2014 French Open   Chris Adcock   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
9–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Hong Kong Open   Chris Adcock   Liu Cheng
  Bao Yixin
21–14, 24–22   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Bitburger Open   Chris Adcock   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
16–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2015 Bitburger Open   Chris Adcock   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadiezda Zieba
18–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2014 Swiss Open   Chris Adcock   Chai Biao
  Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13   Winner
2013 Bitburger Open   Chris Adcock   Michael Fuchs
  Birgit Michels
19–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2012 Dutch Open   Marcus Ellis   Mads Pieler Kolding
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
15–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2011 German Open   Robert Blair   Shintaro Ikeda
  Reiko Shiota
16–21, 21–16, 21–15   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Welsh International   Lauren Smith   Jillie Cooper
  Kirsty Gilmour
21–7, 21–14   Winner
2012 Denmark International   Lauren Smith   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
18–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2012 Portugal International   Alexandra Langley   Helena Lewczynska
  Hayley Rogers
21–11, 21–19   Winner
2010 Scottish International   Jenny Wallwork   Mariana Agathangelou
  Heather Olver
21–17, 21–17   Winner
2008 Portugal International   Mariana Agathangelou   Zhang Xi
  Cai Jiani
17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2007 Scottish International   Mariana Agathangelou   Valeria Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2006 Slovak International   Mariana Agathangelou   Suzanne Rayappan
  Sarah Bok
21–13, 14–21, 20–22   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Welsh International   Marcus Ellis   Chris Langridge
  Heather Olver
22–20, 21–16   Winner
2012 Scottish International   Marcus Ellis   Ruud Bosch
  Selena Piek
21–16, 21–16   Winner
2012 Czech International   Marcus Ellis   Chris Langridge
  Heather Olver
20–22, 7–6 Retired   Runner-up
2012 Belgian International   Marcus Ellis   Chris Langridge
  Heather Olver
9–21, 21–10, 21–17   Winner
2012 Spanish Open   Marcus Ellis   Ronan Labar
  Emilie Lefel
21–9, 21–13   Winner
2012 Portugal International   Marcus Ellis   Zvonimir Durkinjak
  Stasa Poznanovic
21–17, 15–21, 24–22   Winner
2008 Portugal International   Chris Adcock   Zhang Yi
  Cai Jiani
14–21, 11–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Record Against Selected OpponentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Gabrielle ADCOCK Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Gabby Adcock". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Badminton: China tops in junior badminton". www.nzherald.co.nz. The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Badminton: Chris Adcock & Gabby White into Hong Kong final". www.bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Swiss Open 2014 - review: China Sweep Thwarted". www.bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Glasgow 2014: Chris & Gabby Adcock win mixed doubles gold". www.bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Chris and Gabby Adcock win the mixed doubles title at the World Superseries Finals". Daily Mail.
  9. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Chris and Gabby Adcock knocked out". www.bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  10. ^ Bech, Rasmus (30 June 2019). "Smith and Ellis winning Team GB clash". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  11. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  13. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  14. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Gabrielle Adcock: Head To Head". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2016.

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