Grace Gabriel

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Grace Gabriel Ofodile (born 25 June 1988) is a Nigerian badminton player. She won the women's singles title at the 2012 and 2013 African Championships.[1] Gabriel also won the women's singles silver medal at the 2011 and 2015 African Games.[1][2]

Grace Gabriel
Personal information
Country Nigeria
Born (1988-06-25) 25 June 1988 (age 32)
Jos, Nigeria
ResidenceNetherlands
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
HandednessRight
CoachIrwansyah Aboy
Ronald Wetzel
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking63 (WS 23 September 2015)
97 (WD 12 July 2012)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

She won the silver medal in the women's singles at the 2011 All-Africa Games.[3] She became the runner-up in the women's singles event at the 2014 African Badminton Championships.[4] She won second place at the 2015 All Africa Games.[5]

In September 2013, it was reported that she was one of the 14 players selected for the Road to Rio Program, a program that aimed to help African badminton players to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.[6]

She lives in the Netherlands.[7]

AchievementsEdit

All-Africa GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Gymnase Étienne Mongha, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo   Kate Foo Kune 13–21, 19–21   Silver
2011 Escola Josina Machel, Maputo, Mozambique   Susan Ideh 16–21, 19–21   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Gymnase Étienne Mongha,
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
  Maria Braimoh   Juliette Ah-Wan
  Allisen Camille
13–21, 16–21   Bronze

African ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Lobatse Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana   Kate Foo Kune 14–21, 21–14, 17–21   Silver
2013 National Badminton Centre, Rose Hill, Mauritius   Kate Foo Kune 25–23, 21–12   Gold
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Fatima Azeez 21–19, 14–21, 21–16   Gold
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco   Kerry-Lee Harrington 18–21, 15–21   Bronze

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Cairo Stadium Hall 2,
Cairo, Egypt
  Chineye Ibere   Doha Hany
  Hadia Hosny
13–21, 12–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco   Enejoh Abah   Willem Viljoen
  Annari Viljoen
13–21, 8–21   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series (8 titles, 11 runners-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Nigeria International   Kate Foo Kune 14–21, 21–11, 21–12   Winner
2015 Ethiopia International   Cemre Fere 11–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2014 Botswana International   Hadia Hosny 21–15, 21–13   Winner
2014 Zambia International   Kate Foo Kune 16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2014 Nigeria International   Nicole Schaller 8–11, 3–11, 11–7, 11–10, 6–11   Runner-up
2014 Ethiopia International   Hadia Hosny 11–6, 11–7, 11–9   Winner
2014 Kenya International   Jeanine Cicognini 16–21, 21–13, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Mauritius International   Kate Foo Kune 18–21, 21–16, 22–24   Runner-up
2013 Kenya International   Shamim Bangi 21–8, 15–21, 21–18   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Uganda International   Ogar Siamupangila   Cemre Fere
  Ebru Yazgan
16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2015 Botswana International   Ogar Siamupangila   Elizaberth Chipeleme
  Ngandwe Miyambo
21–11, 21–17   Winner[8]
2015 Nigeria International   Braimoh Maria   Cemre Fere
  Ebru Yazgan
14–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Mauritius International   Ogar Siamupangila   Negin Amiripour
  Aghaei Hajiagha Soraya
26–28, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 Botswana International   Elme de Villiers   Shamim Bangi
  Ogar Siamupangila
21–17, 18–21, 21–18   Winner
2014 Zambia International   Kate Foo Kune   Michelle Butler-Emmett
  Elme de Villiers
17–21, 21–19, 17–21   Runner-up
2013 Botswana International   Yeldie Louison   Elme de Villiers
  Sandra Halilovic
13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Mauritius International   Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan   Elme de Villiers
  Sandra Le Grange
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Kenya International   Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan   Shamim Bangi
  Margaret Nankabirwa
21–18, 21–9   Winner
2013 Uganda International   Shama Aboobakar   Shamim Bangi
  Margaret Nankabirwa
21–13, 18–21, 21–12   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Grace Gabriel". www.yonex.be. Yonex. Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  2. ^ "South Africa dominate badminton". www.supersport.com. Archived from the original on 26 April 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  3. ^ http://www.africa-badminton.com/LondonStats/gabriel_ngr.htm[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.premiumtimesng.com/sports/159339-african-badminton-championships-team-nigeria-trashes-zambia.html
  5. ^ http://www.supersport.com/football/nigeria-features/news/150909/South_Africa_dominate_badminton
  6. ^ -, Badminton Confederation Africa. "Newsletter du Mois de Septembre 2013 Road to Rio". Africa Badminton. Badminton Confederation Africa. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "Players: Grace Gabriel". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  8. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/201512160714.html

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