Julie Jane Bradbury (born 12 February 1967) is a former English badminton player who represented Great Britain at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. She was part of the national mixed team that won the gold medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, also captured the silver medals in the mixed and women's doubles events. Along with those sporting achievements she is only the second person to hold all five titles in all three disciplines of badminton (singles, doubles, and mixed) at the English National Championships. She reached a career high as world No. 1 in the mixed doubles and No. 4 in the women's doubles.
|Birth name||Julie Jane Bradbury|
|Born||12 February 1967|
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Women's & mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||4 (WD), 1 (XD)|
1992 Summer OlympicsEdit
Bradbury competed in badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with Gillian Clark. In the first round they beat Erma Sulistianingsih and Rosiana Tendean of Indonesia and in the second round Katrin Schmidt and Kerstin Ubben of Germany. In the quarterfinals they were beaten by the eventual gold medalists, Hwang Hye-young and Chung So-young of Korea, 5–15, 5–15.
1996 Summer OlympicsEdit
Bradbury competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in the mixed and women's doubles events. Teamed-up with Joanne Goode, they had a bye in the first round, but was defeated by Ann Jørgensen and Lotte Olsen of Denmark 4–15, 5–15 in the second round. In the mixed doubles event, she and Simon Archer were eliminated in the early rounds to Indonesian pair Flandy Limpele and Rosalina Riseu.
|1995||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Joanne Wright|| Finarsih
|15–11, 4–15, 3–15||Bronze|
|1994||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada||Gillian Clark|| Joanne Muggeridge
|1994||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada||Simon Archer|| Chris Hunt
|1996||Herning Badminton Klub,
|Joanne Wright|| Marlene Thomsen
|12–15, 15–10, 4–15||Bronze|
|1994||Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
|Gillian Clark|| Lim Xiaoqing
|11–15, 15–12, 14–16||Bronze|
|1996||Herning Badminton Klub,
|Simon Archer|| Michael Søgaard
IBF World Grand PrixEdit
The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.
|1997||Swedish Open||Donna Kellogg|| Liu Lu
|11–15, 18–17, 11–15||Runner-up|
|1996||Denmark Open||Joanne Wright|| Helene Kirkegaard
|1996||U.S. Open||Joanne Wright|| Eliza Nathanael
|1995||Hong Kong Open||Joanne Wright|| Jang Hye-ock
|1995||Malaysia Open||Joanne Wright|| Jang Hye-ock
|1994||Thailand Open||Joanne Wright|| Ge Fei
|1992||Dutch Open||Joanne Wright|| Marianne Rasmussen
Anne Mette Bille
|9–15, 15–9, 2–15||Runner-up|
|1996||All England Open||Simon Archer|| Park Joo-bong
|1996||Swiss Open||Simon Archer|| Jan-Eric Antonsson
|7–15, 15–12, 11–15||Runner-up|
|1996||Korea Open||Simon Archer|| Park Joo-bong
|1995||Grand Prix Finals||Simon Archer|| Tri Kusharyanto
|1994||Denmark Open||Simon Archer|| Thomas Lund
|1991||Spanish International||Suzanne Louis-Lane||0–11, 6–11||Runner-up|
|1994||Welsh International||Joanne Wright|| Si-An Deng
|1993||Welsh International||Joanne Wright|| Joanne Davies
|1992||Welsh International||Sara Sankey|| Anne-Katrin Seid
|1991||Spanish International||Gillian Clark|| Ciara Doheny
|12–15, 15–12, 15–7||Winner|
|1991||Wimbledon International||Gillian Clark|| Gillian Gowers
|5–15, 15–10, 15–5||Winner|
|1990||Irish International||Felicity Gallup|| Katrin Schmidt
|1990||Welsh International||Cheryl Johnson|| Joanne Wright
|1989||Irish International||Suzanne Louis-Lane|| Elinor Middlemiss
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