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Lauren Smith (born 26 September 1991) is an English badminton player.[1] She competed for England in the women's doubles and mixed team events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a bronze and silver medal respectively.[2] In 2016, she represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[3]

Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith.jpg
Personal information
Country England
Born (1991-09-26) 26 September 1991 (age 28)
Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachJulian Robertson
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking20 (WD 18 June 2015)
7 (XD 21 June 2018)
Current ranking27 (WD), 8 (XD) (3 September 2019)
BWF profile

Teamed-up with Gabrielle Adcock, she won the women's doubles gold medals at the English National Badminton Championships in 2013 and 2014.[4][5] In 2015 and 2016, she also won the women's doubles title partnered with Heather Olver.[6]

Smith qualified to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Games, played in the women's doubles with Chloe Birch and in the mixed doubles with Marcus Ellis. Competed as the unseeded and second seeds in the women's and mixed doubles event respectively, she reached the finals in both events.[7] She and Birch managed to claim the silver medal after lose a match to Dutch pair in the rubber games.[8] She then claimed the mixed doubles gold medal with Ellis after beat their compatriot Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock with the score 21–14, 21–9.[9]

AchievementsEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
  Sarah Walker   Chow Mei Kuan
  Vivian Hoo
12–21, 12–21   Silver
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Gabrielle Adcock   Lim Yin Loo
  Lai Pei Jing
16–21, 21–15, 21–16   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
  Marcus Ellis   Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle Adcock
21–19, 17–21, 16–21   Silver

European GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club,
Minsk, Belarus
  Chloe Birch   Selena Piek
  Cheryl Seinen
21–14, 13–21, 15–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club,
Minsk, Belarus
  Marcus Ellis   Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle Adcock
21–14, 21–9   Gold

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
  Sarah Walker   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
15–21, 15–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
Huelva, Spain
  Marcus Ellis   Mathias Christiansen
  Christinna Pedersen
16–21, 21–19, 12–21   Bronze

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Federal Technical Centre - Palabadminton,
Milan, Italy
  Ben Stawski   Jacco Arends
  Selena Piek
6–21, 14–21   Bronze

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[10] 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.[11]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Orléans Masters Super 100   Chloe Birch   Hsu Ya-ching
  Hu Ling-fang
21–18, 21–17   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Scottish Open Super 100   Marcus Ellis   Jacco Arends
  Selena Piek
13–6 Retired   Winner
2018 SaarLorLux Open Super 100   Marcus Ellis   Lu Kai
  Chen Lu
19–21, 21–18, 21–10   Winner
2018 Dutch Open Super 100   Marcus Ellis   Thom Gicquel
  Delphine Delrue
21–15, 21–15   Winner
2018 Spain Masters Super 300   Marcus Ellis   Niclas Nøhr
  Sara Thygesen
19–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2018 Canada Open Super 100   Marcus Ellis   Mark Lamsfuß
  Isabel Herttrich
21–13, 21–4   Winner
2018 Swiss Open Super 300   Marcus Ellis   Mark Lamsfuß
  Isabel Herttrich
20–22, 19–21   Runner-up

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Canada Open   Heather Olver   Setyana Mapasa
  Gronya Somerville
15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2014 Scottish Open   Heather Olver   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
7–21, 15–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Dutch Open   Marcus Ellis   Jacco Arends
  Selena Piek
21–17, 21–18   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Kharkiv International   Chloe Birch   Rachel Honderich
  Kristen Tsai
21–14, 21–18   Winner
2019 Azerbaijan International   Chloe Birch   Ekaterina Bolotova
  Alina Davletova
21–18, 21–12   Winner
2019 Denmark International   Chloe Birch   Saori Ozaki
  Akane Watanabe
13–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2018 Czech Open   Chloe Birch   Émilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
21–14, 21–14   Winner
2017 Czech Open   Sarah Walker   Erina Honda
  Nozomi Shimizu
13–21, 21–14, 16–21   Runner-up
2016 Czech International   Sarah Walker   Mariya Mitsova
  Petya Nedelcheva
21–12, 21–18   Winner
2016 Belgian International   Chloe Birch   Julie Finne-Ipsen
  Rikke Søby Hansen
24–22, 18–21, 21–18   Winner
2016 Peru International   Heather Olver   Johanna Goliszewski
  Carla Nelte
18–21, 21–19, 19–21   Runner-up
2016 Orleans International   Heather Olver   Delphine Delrue
  Lea Palermo
21–19, 21–8   Winner
2015 USA International   Heather Olver   Puttita Supajirakul
  Sapsiree Taerattanachai
18–21, 21–19, 21–19   Winner
2015 Welsh International   Heather Olver   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
10–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2015 Kharkiv International   Heather Olver   Jongkongphan Kittiharakul
  Rawinda Prajongjai
18–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2015 Finnish Open   Heather Olver   Delphine Lansac
  Emilie Lefel
21–13, 23–21   Winner
2015 Orleans International   Heather Olver   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
20–22, 21–16, 9–21   Runner-up
2015 Austrian International   Heather Olver   Suci Rizky Andini
  Maretha Dea Giovani
14–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2014 Welsh International   Heather Olver   Sophie Brown
  Kate Robertshaw
21–11, 21–17   Winner
2012 Welsh International   Gabrielle White   Jillie Cooper
  Kirsty Gilmour
21–7, 21–14   Winner
2012 Denmark International   Gabrielle White   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
18–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2011 Welsh International   Alexandra Langley   Ng Hui Ern
  Ng Hui Lin
16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 Turkiye Open   Alexandra Langley   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
14–21, 21–16, 10–21   Runner-up
2011 Portugal International   Alexandra Langley   Helen Davies
  Alyssa Lim
14–21, 21–14, 21–17   Winner
2010 Portugal International   Alexandra Langley   Steffi Annys
  Severine Corvilain
13–21, 21–13, 21–18   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Italian International   Marcus Ellis   Ben Lane
  Jessica Pugh
21–16, 19–21, 4–21   Runner-up
2012 Polish Open   Ben Stawski   Nathan Robertson
  Jenny Wallwork
15–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2011 Turkiye Open   Ben Stawski   Chris Coles
  Jessica Fletcher
21–19, 21–13   Winner
2011 Portugal International   Ben Stawski   Robin Middleton
  Alexandra Langley
23–25, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lauren Smith". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Lauren Smith Biography". results.glasgow2014.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Cumbrian badminton star exits Rio Olympics with win". www.newsandstar.co.uk. News and Star. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Victory for Lauren Smith". www.itv.com. ITV. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Rajiv Ouseph wins seventh straight national title". www.bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  6. ^ "English National Championships 2016: Adcocks revel in fourth title". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Pressure to perform spurs British badminton stars to new heights". Minsk 2019. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Sterling silver for Smith and Birch in Minsk". Badminton England. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  9. ^ Bech, Rasmus (30 June 2019). "Smith and Ellis winning Team GB clash". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  10. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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