Joanne Davies (born 10 September 1972) is a former English badminton player.[1] She has been capped 44 times for England and reached No. 8 in the World. She has won team gold and individual silver medals in the 1998 Commonwealth Games.[2][3] She represented Great Britain at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.[4] Davies was 11 weeks pregnant while she competing in Sydney.[5] Davies married former Dutch national badminton player Jurgen van Leeuwen, and her son Ethan also played badminton.[6]

Joanne Davies
Personal information
Country England
Born (1972-09-10) 10 September 1972 (age 47)
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking8
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala lumpur, Malaysia
  Nathan Robertson   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
2–15, 5–15   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Brunei Open   Nichola Beck   Thitikan Duangsiri
  Pornsawan Plungwech
8–15, 11–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 Canadian International   Sara Hardaker   Naomi Murakami
  Hiromi Yamada
3–15, 17–15, 15–8   Winner
2000 Portugal International   Sara Hardaker   Lene Mørk
  Britta Andersen
12–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1999 Spanish International   Gail Emms   Takae Masumo
  Chikako Nakayama
12–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1996 Finnish International   Nichola Beck   Kelly Morgan
  Joanne Muggeridge
3–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1994 Mauritius International   Tanya Woodward   Norhasikin Amin
  Winnie Lee
15–8, 15–10   Winner
1993 Irish International   Nichola Beck   Karen Peatfield
  Justine Willmott
15–1, 15–4   Winner
1993 Welsh International   Joanne Muggeridge   Julie Bradbury
  Joanne Wright
9–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1993 Hamburg Cup   Joanne Wright   Marlene Thomsen
  Anne Mette Bille
7–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1992 Hungarian International   Tanya Woodward   Alison Humby
  Julia Mann
15–7, 15–5   Winner
1992 Czechoslovakian International   Tanya Woodward   Sarah Hore
  Alison Humby
17–16, 15–10   Winner
1992 Portugal International   Joanne Wright   Elena Rybkina
  Marina Andrievskaya
15–4, 15–2   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Wimbledon International   Ian Pearson   Nikolai Zuyev
  Marina Yakusheva
15–12, 11–15, 15–5   Winner
1994 Mauritius International   Michael Adams   Dave Wright
  Karen Chapman
15–11, 15–9   Winner
1993 Irish International   Simon Archer   Julian Robertson
  Sara Hardaker
15–5, 15–10   Winner
1993 Welsh International   Simon Archer   Chris Hunt
  Joanne Wright
9–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1992 Irish International   Nick Ponting   Lars Pedersen
  Anne Mette Bille
7–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1992 Wimbledon Open   Simon Archer   Dave Wright
  Sara Sankey
15–5, 12–15, 11–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joanne Davies". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Interview of Ethan van Leeuwen by Jasmine Ghouila" (PDF). thepartyguide.co.uk. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Joanne Davies". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Sarah Hardakre and Joanne Davies". Getty Images. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Serena was only a little bit pregnant. It happens". www.themixedzone.co.uk. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  6. ^ "International victory for Ethan". www.miltonkeynes.co.uk. Milton Keynes Citizen. Retrieved 21 March 2018.

External linksEdit