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Léa Palermo (born 7 July 1993) is a French badminton player.[1][2] She started playing badminton at aged 8, then joined the France national badminton team in 2006.[1] In 2009, she won the bronze medal at the European U17 Badminton Championships in the mixed doubles event.[3] In 2010, she competed at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.[1] In 2015, she won the Slovenia International tournament in the mixed doubles event partnered with Bastian Kersaudy.[4] In 2016, she won French National Badminton Championships in women's doubles event.[3] 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.[5][6] In 2017, she became the runner-up at the Estonian International partnered with Delphine Delrue.[7] She competed at the 2018 Mediterranean Games, clinched the women's doubles gold with Delrue.[8]

Léa Palermo
Personal information
Country France
Born (1993-07-07) 7 July 1993 (age 26)
Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France
ResidenceChampigny-sur-Marne, France
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Years active2008
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking27 (WD 5 March 2019)
33 (XD 28 June 2018)
Current ranking33 (WD), 324 (XD) (19 November 2019)
BWF profile


Mediterranean GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 El Morell Pavilion, Tarragona, Spain   Delphine Delrue   Bengisu Erçetin
  Nazlıcan İnci
21–17, 21–16   Gold

BWF World Tour (1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[9] 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.[10]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Orleans Masters Super 100   Delphine Delrue   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
8–21, 14–21   Runner-up

BWF International Challenge/Series (3 titles, 8 runners-up)Edit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Irish Open   Delphine Delrue   Amalie Magelund
  Freja Ravn
18–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2018 Belgian International   Delphine Delrue   Mizuki Fujii
  Nao Ono
21–19, 21–14   Winner
2018 Spanish International   Delphine Delrue   Maryna Ilyinskaya
  Yelyzaveta Zharka
21–6, 21–12   Winner
2017 White Nights   Delphine Delrue   Anastasia Chervyakova
  Olga Morozova
8–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2017 Orleans International   Delphine Delrue   Asumi Kugo
  Megumi Yokoyama
14–21, 21–17, 12–21   Runner-up
2017 Estonian International   Delphine Delrue   Mariya Mitsova
  Petya Nedelcheva
12–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2016 Orleans International   Delphine Delrue   Heather Olver
  Lauren Smith
19–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2015 Romanian International   Anne Tran   Chloe Birch
  Jenny Wallwork
6–11, 12–14, 11–8, 8–11   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Czech Open   Bastian Kersaudy   Mathias Bay-Smidt
  Alexandra Boje
21–12, 8–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2016 Estonian International   Bastian Kersaudy   Alexandr Zinchenko
  Olga Morozova
18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2015 Slovenia International   Bastian Kersaudy   Marin Baumann
  Lorraine Baumann
21–17, 18–21, 21–16   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament


  1. ^ a b c "Players: Lea Palermo". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Léa Palermo". (in French). Fédération Française de Badminton. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Quelques portraits de joueurs" (PDF). (in French). Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Double joy for Ukraine". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Helen Olver and Lauren Smith win doubles title in Orleans". 4 The Love Of Sport. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Morozova doubles up in Tallinn". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Български триумф в Естония". (in Bulgarian). Информационна агенция БЛИЦ. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Athlete Profile: Palermo Lea Helene". Tarragona 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  9. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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