Julie Bradbury

Julie Jane Bradbury (born 12 February 1967) is a former English badminton player who represented Great Britain at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.[1] 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.[2] She reached a career high as world No. 1 in the mixed doubles and No. 4 in the women's doubles.[3]

Julie Bradbury
Personal information
Birth nameJulie Jane Bradbury
Country England
Born (1967-02-12) 12 February 1967 (age 54)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking4 (WD), 1 (XD)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  England
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Jakarta Women's doubles
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria Mixed doubles
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1996 Herning Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Herning Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Den Bosch Women's doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Herning Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Den Bosch Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Glasgow Mixed team
BWF profile

CareerEdit

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.[4] In the quarterfinals they were beaten by the eventual gold medalists, Hwang Hye-young and Chung So-young of Korea, 5–15, 5–15.[5]

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.[6]

AchievementsEdit

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Joanne Wright   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
15–11, 4–15, 3–15   Bronze

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada   Gillian Clark   Joanne Muggeridge
  Joanne Wright
9–15, 11–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada   Simon Archer   Chris Hunt
  Gillian Clark
11–15, 4–15   Silver

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Herning Badminton Klub,
Herning, Denmark
  Joanne Wright   Marlene Thomsen
  Lisbeth Stuer-Lauridsen
12–15, 15–10, 4–15   Bronze
1994 Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
  Gillian Clark   Lim Xiaoqing
  Christine Magnusson
11–15, 15–12, 14–16   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Herning Badminton Klub,
Herning, Denmark
  Simon Archer   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
16–18, 2–15   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
1997 Swedish Open   Donna Kellogg   Liu Lu
  Qian Hong
11–15, 18–17, 11–15   Runner-up
1996 Denmark Open   Joanne Wright   Helene Kirkegaard
  Rikke Olsen
6–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1996 U.S. Open   Joanne Wright   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
7–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1995 Hong Kong Open   Joanne Wright   Jang Hye-ock
  Gil Young-ah
15–17, 5–15   Runner-up
1995 Malaysia Open   Joanne Wright   Jang Hye-ock
  Gil Young-ah
15–10, 15–11   Winner
1994 Thailand Open   Joanne Wright   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
12–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1992 Dutch Open   Joanne Wright   Marianne Rasmussen
  Anne Mette Bille
9–15, 15–9, 2–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 All England Open   Simon Archer   Park Joo-bong
  Ra Kyung-min
10–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1996 Swiss Open   Simon Archer   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Astrid Crabo
7–15, 15–12, 11–15   Runner-up
1996 Korea Open   Simon Archer   Park Joo-bong
  Ra Kyung-min
9–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1995 Grand Prix Finals   Simon Archer   Tri Kusharyanto
  Minarti Timur
8–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1994 Denmark Open   Simon Archer   Thomas Lund
  Marlene Thomsen
8–15, 3–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1991 Spanish International   Suzanne Louis-Lane 0–11, 6–11   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Welsh International   Joanne Wright   Si-An Deng
  Denyse Julien
15–3, 17–15   Winner
1993 Welsh International   Joanne Wright   Joanne Davies
  Joanne Muggeridge
15–9, 15–4   Winner
1992 Welsh International   Sara Sankey   Anne-Katrin Seid
  Nicole Baldewein
15–8, 15–1   Winner
1991 Spanish International   Gillian Clark   Ciara Doheny
  Katrin Schmidt
12–15, 15–12, 15–7   Winner
1991 Wimbledon International   Gillian Clark   Gillian Gowers
  Sara Sankey
5–15, 15–10, 15–5   Winner
1990 Irish International   Felicity Gallup   Katrin Schmidt
  Kerstin Ubben
No match   Winner
1990 Welsh International   Cheryl Johnson   Joanne Wright
  Alison Humby
15–11, 15–8   Winner
1989 Irish International   Suzanne Louis-Lane   Elinor Middlemiss
  Jennifer Williamson
7–15, 9–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athlete: Julie Bradbury". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Olympian and Commonwealth Gold Medallist visits Newbury College". Newbury College. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Julie Bradbury Playing Experience". www.juliebradbury.co.uk. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  4. ^ "OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Bradbury's fine start: Badminton". The Independent. 29 July 1992. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  5. ^ "OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Olympic Round-Up: Badminton defeat". The Independent. 3 August 1992. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  6. ^ Grossman, Mike (26 November 1996). "Brits end contract with Olympic Badminton Manager". New Shuttlenws. Retrieved 11 July 2019.

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