Kirsty Gilmour at the 2013 French Super Series
|Birth name||Kirsty Gilmour|
|Country|| Great Britain|
|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||23 (3 September 2019)|
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 Badminton Championship in Kolding, Denmark but her pace was stopped by defending champion Carolina Marin with score 14–21, 12–21. Gilmour earned a silver medal.
|2018||Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, Gold Coast, Australia||Michelle Li||21–11, 21–16||Bronze|
|2014||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Michelle Li||14–21, 7–21||Silver|
|2019||Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus||Mia Blichfeldt||16–21, 17–21||Silver|
|2017||Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark||Carolina Marín||14–21, 12–21||Silver|
|2016||Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France||Carolina Marín||12–21, 18–21||Silver|
BWF World TourEdit
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.
|2019||Russian Open||Super 100||Pai Yu-po||21–9, 19–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2019||Orléans Masters||Super 100||Saena Kawakami||8–21, 21–18, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2018||Scottish Open||Super 100||Line Kjærsfeldt||21–16, 18–21, 21–18||Winner|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2017||Scottish Open||Mia Blichfeldt||23–21, 21–12||Winner|
|2017||Canada Open||Saena Kawakami||21–19, 19–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2016||Malaysia Masters||Pusarla Venkata Sindhu||15–21, 9–21||Runner-up|
|2015||U.S. Grand Prix||Pai Yu-po||21–18, 15–21, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2015||Scottish Open||Line Kjaersfeldt||21–16, 16–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2015||Dutch Open||Karin Schnaase||21–16, 21–13||Winner|
|2013||Scottish Open||Carolina Marín||14–21, 21–11, 13–21||Runner-up|
|2013||London Open||Carolina Marín||19–21, 9–21||Runner-up|
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2019||Spanish International||Phittayaporn Chaiwan||12–21, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2017||Orleans International||Lee Ying Ying||22–20, 21–11||Winner|
|2017||Austrian Open||Fabienne Deprez||21–17, 21–9||Winner|
|2015||Prague Open||Linda Zechiri||21–16, 21–14||Winner|
|2015||Belgian International||Goh Jin Wei||15–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2015||Swedish Masters||Beatriz Corrales||21–18, 21–19||Winner|
|2014||Spanish Open||Carolina Marin||21–19, 21–18||Winner|
|2014||Swedish Masters||Line Kjaersfeldt||24–22, 12–21, 21–10||Winner|
|2013||Czech International||Cheng Chi-ya||21–18, 21–10||Winner|
|2012||Swiss International||Millicent Wiranto||24–22, 21–17||Winner|
|2012||Czech International||Sashina Vignes Waran||21–18, 10–21, 21–13||Winner|
|2012||Polish International||Panuga Riou||21–12, 21–12||Winner|
|2014||Spanish Open||Imogen Bankier|| Gabriela Stoeva
|2013||Czech International||Jillie Cooper|| Imogen Bankier
|2012||Welsh International||Jillie Cooper|| Lauren Smith
|2012||Czech International||Jillie Cooper|| Heather Olver
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