Kirsty Gilmour

Kirsty Gilmour (born 21 September 1993) is a badminton player from Scotland, who represented both Scotland and Great Britain in the international tournament.[3][4]

Kirsty Gilmour
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Kirsty Gilmour at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Birth nameKirsty Gilmour
CountryScotland
Born (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 27)[1]
Bellshill, Scotland[1]
ResidenceGlasgow, Scotland
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Highest ranking14 (29 September 2016[2])
Current ranking27 (17 March 2020)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Gilmour won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, losing out to Michelle Li of Canada in the final.[5] She jointly won Scottish Young Sports Personality of the Year 2012 with swimmer Craig Benson.[6]

On 1 May 2016, Gilmour went down fighting to Carolina Marín, in the finals of the European Championship held in La Roche-sur-Yon, settling for the silver medal.[citation needed]

Making a second appearance at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Gilmour, the eleven seed, won her opening match against the unseeded Sabrina Jaquet in straight games. However, she lost her second match against the world No. 28 Linda Zetchiri by 21–12, 17–21, 16–21, thereby making an exit at the group stage.[citation needed]

In 2017, she made it back into the final round of the European Championship in Kolding, Denmark but her pace was stopped by defending champion Carolina Marín with score 14–21, 12–21. Gilmour earned a silver medal.[citation needed]

AchievementsEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland   Michelle Li 14–21, 7–21   Silver
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, Gold Coast, Australia   Michelle Li 21–11, 21–16   Bronze

European GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus   Mia Blichfeldt 16–21, 17–21   Silver

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2016 Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France   Carolina Marín 12–21, 18–21   Silver
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark   Carolina Marín 14–21, 12–21   Silver

BWF World Tour (2 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[8]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 Scottish Open Super 100   Line Kjærsfeldt 21–16, 18–21, 21–18   Winner
2019 Orléans Masters Super 100   Saena Kawakami 8–21, 21–18, 16–21   Runner-up
2019 Russian Open Super 100   Pai Yu-po 21–9, 19–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2020 SaarLorLux Open Super 100   Yvonne Li 21–10, 21–17   Winner

BWF Grand Prix (2 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) from 2007 to 2017.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 London Open   Carolina Marín 19–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2013 Scottish Open   Carolina Marín 14–21, 21–11, 13–21   Runner-up
2015 Dutch Open   Karin Schnaase 21–16, 21–13   Winner
2015 Scottish Open   Line Kjærsfeldt 21–16, 16–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2015 U.S. Grand Prix   Pai Yu-po 21–18, 15–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Masters   P. V. Sindhu 15–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2017 Canada Open   Saena Kawakami 21–19, 19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2017 Scottish Open   Mia Blichfeldt 23–21, 21–12   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (10 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 Polish International   Panuga Riou 21–12, 21–12   Winner
2012 Czech International   Sashina Vignes Waran 21–18, 10–21, 21–13   Winner
2012 Swiss International   Millicent Wiranto 24–22, 21–17   Winner
2013 Czech International   Cheng Chi-ya 21–18, 21–10   Winner
2014 Swedish Masters   Line Kjærsfeldt 24–22, 12–21, 21–10   Winner
2014 Spanish Open   Carolina Marín 21–19, 21–18   Winner
2015 Swedish Masters   Beatriz Corrales 21–18, 21–19   Winner
2015 Belgian International   Goh Jin Wei 15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2015 Prague Open   Linda Zechiri 21–16, 21–14   Winner
2017 Austrian Open   Fabienne Deprez 21–17, 21–9   Winner
2017 Orleans International   Lee Ying Ying 22–20, 21–11   Winner
2019 Spanish International   Phittayaporn Chaiwan 12–21, 15–21   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Czech International   Jillie Cooper   Heather Olver
  Kate Robertshaw
16–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2012 Welsh International   Jillie Cooper   Lauren Smith
  Gabrielle White
7–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 Czech International   Jillie Cooper   Imogen Bankier
  Petya Nedelcheva
6–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2014 Spanish Open   Imogen Bankier   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
14–21, 9–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kirsty GILMOUR Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. ^ "BWF World Rankings: Ranking week: 9/11/2014". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Players: Kirsty Gilmour". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Kirsty Gilmour". www.badmintonscotland.org.uk. BadmintonScotland. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Glasgow 2014: Scot Kirsty Gilmour misses out on badminton gold". BBC News Online. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  6. ^ Waddell, Gordon (12 December 2012). "Sunday Mail Sports Awards: London 2012 stars win standing ovation at inspirational ceremony". dailyrecord.co.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  7. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.