Kirsty Gilmour at the 2013 French Super Series
|Birth name||Kirsty Gilmour|
|Born||21 September 1993|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb)|
|Highest ranking||14 (29 September 2016)|
|Current ranking||27 (17 March 2020)|
Gilmour won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, losing out to Michelle Li of Canada in the final. She jointly won Scottish Young Sports Personality of the Year 2012 with swimmer Craig Benson.
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.
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.
|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|
|2019||Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus||Mia Blichfeldt||16–21, 17–21||Silver|
|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, 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.
|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
|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 International Challenge/Series (10 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit
|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|
|2012||Czech International||Jillie Cooper|| Heather Olver
|2012||Welsh International||Jillie Cooper|| Lauren Smith
|2013||Czech International||Jillie Cooper|| Imogen Bankier
|2014||Spanish Open||Imogen Bankier|| Gabriela Stoeva
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