Gillian Gowers

Gillian Gowers (born 9 April 1964, in Horfield) is a retired female badminton player from England.

Gillian Gowers
Personal information
Born (1964-04-09) 9 April 1964 (age 57)
Horfield, Bristol, England
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  England
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Calgary Mixed doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1993 New Delhi Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1990 Bandung-Jakarta Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1992 Guangzhou Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1992 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Bangkok Mixed doubles
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 1984 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Edinburgh Women's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1986 Uppsala Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1986 Uppsala Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1986 Uppsala Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Glasgow Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Glasgow Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1981 Edinburgh Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Edinburgh Mixed doubles

Badminton careerEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

She won the bronze medal at the 1985 IBF World Championships in mixed doubles with Nigel Tier.

Olympic GamesEdit

Gowers participated in the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics for Great Britain.[1]

Commonwealth GamesEdit

She represented England and won double gold medal in the team event and the women's doubles with Gillian Clark, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. She also participated in the singles and mixed doubles.[2]

Four years later she represented England again and won another gold medal in the team event but had to settle for a silver medal in the women's doubles with Clark, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[3][4]

Major achievementsEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
3 Mixed doubles 1985
(with Nigel Tier)
Calgary, CAN
Badminton World Cup
1 Mixed doubles 1993
(with Peter Axelsson)
New Delhi, IND
European Championships
1 Women's doubles 1986
(with Gillian Clark)
Uppsala, SWE
2 Mixed doubles 1986
(with Nigel Tier)
Uppsala, SWE
3 Women's doubles 1990
(with Gillian Clark)
Moscow, USSR
3 Mixed doubles 1990
(with Jan Poulsen-DEN)
Moscow, USSR
3 Women's doubles 1992
(with Sara Sankey)
Glasgow, GBR
Commonwealth Games
1 Women's doubles 1986
(with Gillian Clark)
Edinburgh, SCO
2 Women's doubles 1990
(with Gillian Clark)
Auckland, NZL
All England Championships
2 Mixed doubles 1984
(with Nigel Tier)
London, ENG
2 Women's doubles 1990
(with Gillian Clark)
London, ENG
World Cup
1 Mixed doubles 1984
(with Peter Axelsson-SWE)
New Delhi, IND
World Grand Prix
1 Mixed doubles 1986
(with Nigel Tier)
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gillian Gowers". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ "1986 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "1990 Athletes". Team England.
  4. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.