Lauren Smith (badminton)
Lauren Smith (born 26 September 1991) is an English badminton player. 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. In 2016, she represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
26 September 1991 |
Carlisle, Cumbria, England
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Women's & mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||20 (WD 18 June 2015)
32 (XD 11 January 2018)
|Current ranking||34 (WD)
46 (XD) (22 February 2018)
Teamed-up with Gabrielle Adcock, she won the women's doubles gold medals at the English National Badminton Championships in 2013 and 2014. In 2015 and 2016, she also won the women's doubles title partnered with Heather Olver.
|2014||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Gabrielle Adcock|| Lim Yin Loo
Lai Pei Jing
|16–21, 21–15, 21–16||Bronze|
|2017||Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark||Sarah Walker|| Gabriela Stoeva
European Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2009||Federal Technical Centre - Palabadminton, Milan, Italy||Ben Stawski|| Jacco Arends
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.
|2018||Swiss Open||Super 300||Marcus Ellis|| Mark Lamsfuß
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2016||Canada Open||Heather Olver|| Setyana Mapasa
|2014||Scottish Open||Heather Olver|| Gabriela Stoeva
|2017||Dutch Open||Marcus Ellis|| Jacco Arends
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2017||Italian International||Marcus Ellis|| Ben Lane
|21–16, 19–21, 4–21||Runner-up|
|2012||Polish Open||Ben Stawski|| Nathan Robertson
|2011||Turkiye Open||Ben Stawski|| Chris Coles
|2011||Portugal International||Ben Stawski|| Robin Middleton
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- "Lauren Smith Biography". results.glasgow2014.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Cumbrian badminton star exits Rio Olympics with win". www.newsandstar.co.uk. News and Star. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Victory for Lauren Smith". www.itv.com. ITV. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Rajiv Ouseph wins seventh straight national title". www.bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "English National Championships 2016: Adcocks revel in fourth title". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.