Grace Daniel

Grace Kubi Daniel (born 24 February 1984) is a Nigerian badminton player.[1] She defeated South Africa's Michelle Claire Edwards for the gold medal in the women's singles, and also, teamed up with Susan Ideh for a silver in the doubles at the 2007 All-Africa Games in Algiers, Algeria.[2]

Grace Daniel
Personal information
Birth nameGrace Kubi Daniel
Country Nigeria
Born (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 36)
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
Highest ranking94
Current ranking215 (21 February 2013)
BWF profile

Daniel qualified for the women's singles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after she was ranked eighty-ninth in the world, and awarded a continental spot for Africa by the Badminton World Federation. She lost the first preliminary round match to Czech Republic's Kristina Ludíková, with a score of 13–21 and 8–21.[3][4]

AchievementsEdit

African GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Algiers, Algeria   Michelle Edwards 21–16, 21–14   Gold
2003 Abuja, Nigeria   Michelle Edwards   Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Maputo, Mozambique   Fatima Azeez   Camille Allisen
  Cynthia Course
22–24, 15–21   Bronze
2007 Algiers, Algeria   Susan Ideh   Michelle Edwards
  Chantal Botts
12–21, 21–9, 20–22   Silver
2003 Abuja, Nigeria   Susan Ideh   Michelle Edwards
  Chantal Botts
  Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Maputo, Mozambique   Ibrahim Adamu   Willem Viljoen
  Annari Viljoen
10–21, 11–21   Bronze
2007 Algiers, Algeria   Greg Okuonghae   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
14–21, 17–21   Silver
2003 Abuja, Nigeria   Greg Okuonghae  
 
  Bronze

African ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Kerry-Lee Harrington 21–16, 21–16   Gold
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Juliette Ah-Wan 3–7, 4–7, 3–7   Silver
2000 Bauchi, Nigeria   Chantal Botts 11–5, 12–13, 5–11   Bronze

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Susan Ideh   Annari Viljoen
  Michelle Edwards
16–21, 19–21   Silver
2009 Nairobi, Kenya   Mary Gideon   Stacey Doubell
  Kerry-Lee Harrington
21–16, 21–15   Gold
2007 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Karen Foo Kune   Michelle Edwards
  Chantal Botts
19–21, 12–21   Silver
2004 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Miriam Sude   Michelle Edwards
  Chantal Botts
  Silver
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Miriam Sude   Michelle Edwards
  Chantal Botts
  Silver
2000 Bauchi, Nigeria   Miriam Sude   Anusha Dajee
  Selvon Marudamuthu
13–15, 15–6, 15–4   Gold

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco   Ibrahim Adamu   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
15–21, 16–21   Bronze
2009 Nairobi, Kenya   Ola Fagbemi   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
18–21, 22–20, 21–16   Gold
2004 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Greg Okuonghae   Stephan Beeharry
  Shama Aboobakar
15–9, 11–15, 15–9   Gold
2000 Bauchi, Nigeria   Ocholi Edicha   Denis Constantin
  Selvon Marudamuthu
14–17, 17–15, 7–15   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2009 Mauritius International   Juliette Ah-Wan 21–13, 21–17   Winner
2008 Nigeria International   Xu Bingxin 17–21, 21–9, 6–21   Runner-up
2008 Mauritius International   Yoana Martínez 21–15, 21–18   Winner
2006 Nigeria International   Agnese Allegrini   Runner-up
2005 South Africa International   Amrita Sawaram 11–3, 11–2   Winner
2002 Nigeria International   Kuburat Mumini 13–11, 11–7   Winner
2002 Kenya International   Karen Foo Kune 7–0, 7–5, 7–4   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Mauritius International   Karen Foo Kune   Chantal Botts
  Kerry-Lee Harrington
  Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Mauritius International   Ola Fagbemi   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
21–17, 21–16   Winner
2008 Nigeria International   Greg Okuonghae   Akeem Ogunseye
  Mary Gideon
21–13, 21–13   Winner
2008 Kenya International   Greg Okuonghae   Wilson Tukire
  Mega Nankabirwa
21–8, 21–17   Winner
2006 Mauritius International   Greg Okuonghae   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
  Winner
2005 South Africa International   Greg Okuonghae   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
15–13, 12–15, 13–15   Runner-up
2002 Kenya International   Ola Fagbemi   Stephan Beeharry
  Shama Aboobakar
7–2, 1–7, 2–7, 4–7   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Grace Daniel". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Nigeria overwhelms S. Africa in All-Africa Games badminton". Xinhua News Agency. People's Daily. 16 July 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Women's Singles Round of 64". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Britain's Hallam advances in Olympic badminton". Team USA. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2013.

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