Léa Palermo (born 7 July 1993) is a French badminton player. She started playing badminton at aged 8, then joined the France national badminton team in 2006. In 2009, she won the bronze medal at the European U17 Badminton Championships in the mixed doubles event. In 2010, she competed at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. In 2015, she won the Slovenia International tournament in the mixed doubles event partnered with Bastian Kersaudy. In 2016, she won French National Badminton Championships in women's doubles event. She also the runner-up at the Orleans International in the women's doubles event and at the Estonian International in the mixed doubles event. In 2017, she became the runner-up at the Estonian International partnered with Delphine Delrue. She competed at the 2018 Mediterranean Games, clinched the women's doubles gold with Delrue.
|Born||7 July 1993|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Women's & mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||27 (WD 5 March 2019)|
33 (XD 28 June 2018)
|Current ranking||33 (WD), 324 (XD) (19 November 2019)|
|2018||El Morell Pavilion, Tarragona, Spain||Delphine Delrue|| Bengisu Erçetin
BWF World Tour (1 runner-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||Orleans Masters||Super 100||Delphine Delrue|| Gabriela Stoeva
BWF International Challenge/Series (3 titles, 8 runners-up)Edit
|2019||Irish Open||Delphine Delrue|| Amalie Magelund
|2018||Belgian International||Delphine Delrue|| Mizuki Fujii
|2018||Spanish International||Delphine Delrue|| Maryna Ilyinskaya
|2017||White Nights||Delphine Delrue|| Anastasia Chervyakova
|2017||Orleans International||Delphine Delrue|| Asumi Kugo
|14–21, 21–17, 12–21||Runner-up|
|2017||Estonian International||Delphine Delrue|| Mariya Mitsova
|2016||Orleans International||Delphine Delrue|| Heather Olver
|2015||Romanian International||Anne Tran|| Chloe Birch
|6–11, 12–14, 11–8, 8–11||Runner-up|
|2017||Czech Open||Bastian Kersaudy|| Mathias Bay-Smidt
|21–12, 8–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2016||Estonian International||Bastian Kersaudy|| Alexandr Zinchenko
|2015||Slovenia International||Bastian Kersaudy|| Marin Baumann
|21–17, 18–21, 21–16||Winner|
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