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Michelle Claire Edwards (born 11 July 1974) is a female badminton player from South Africa.

Michelle Claire Edwards
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Personal information
Country South Africa
Born (1974-07-11) 11 July 1974 (age 45)
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Women's
Highest ranking300 (WS) 26 Aug 2010
40 (WD) 22 Mar 2012
51 (XD) 14 Jul 2011
BWF profile

Edwards played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics, losing to Aparna Popat of India in the round of 32 in women's singles. In women's doubles, Edwards and her partner Chantal Botts were defeated by Nicole Grether and Juliane Schenk of Germany in the round of 32.[1]

In 2007, she won 3 medals in badminton at the 2007 All-Africa Games, a gold medal in women's doubles with Chantal Botts, a silver medal in women's singles, and a bronze medal in mixed doubles.

She also participated in the Summer Olympic Games of 2008 and 2012 in the women's doubles event. At the 2008 Summer Olympics she competed with Chantal Botts, they lost to Taipei in the first round.[1] In the 2012 Summer Olympics, her partner was Annari Viljoen. Together, they reached the quarter finals, where they lost to the Russian pair of Vislova and Sorokina.[2]

AchievementsEdit

All African GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2007 Salle OMS El Biar, Algiers, Algeria   Grace Daniel 16–21, 14–21   Silver
2003 Indoor Sports Halls National Stadium, Abuja, Nigeria   Grace Daniel   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Salle OMS El Biar, Algiers, Algeria   Chantal Botts   Grace Daniel
  Susan Ideh
21–12, 9–21, 22–20   Gold
2003 Indoor Sports Halls National Stadium, Abuja, Nigeria   Chantal Botts   Grace Daniel
  Susan Ideh
  Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Salle OMS El Biar, Algiers, Algeria   Roelof Dednam   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
17–21, 21–19, 13–21   Bronze
2003 Indoor Sports Halls National Stadium, Abuja, Nigeria   Stewart Carson   Chris Dednam
  Antoinette Uys
  Silver

African ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2004 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Chantal Botts 11–4, 11–2   Gold
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Juliette Ah-Wan 4–7, 4–7, 4–7   Bronze
1998 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Lina Fourie 11–2, 8–11, 7–11   Silver

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Annari Viljoen   Grace Daniel
  Susan F Ideh
21–16, 21–19   Gold
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco   Annari Viljoen   Maria Braimah
  Susan Ideh
21–9, 21–16   Gold
2010 Kampala, Uganda   Annari Viljoen   Maria Braimah
  Susan Ideh
21–6, 21–6   Gold
2009 Nairobi, Kenya   Annari Viljoen   Grace Daniel
  Mary Gideon
21–19, 10–21, 19–21   Bronze
2007 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Chantal Botts   Grace Daniel
  Karen Foo Kune
21–19, 21–12   Gold
2006 Algiers, Algeria   Stacey Doubell   Juliette Ah-Wan
  Catherina Paulin
21–12, 23–21   Gold
2004 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Chantal Botts   Miriam Sude
  Grace Daniel
  Gold
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Chantal Botts   Miriam Sude
  Grace Daniel
  Gold
1998 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Meagen Burnett   Monique Ric-Hansen
  Lina Fourie
2–15, 14–17   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Arat Kilo Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Dorian James   Enrico James
  Stacey Doubel
21–16, 21–6   Gold
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco   Dorian James   Willem Viljoen
  Annari Viljoen
13–21, 12–21   Silver
2010 Kampala, Uganda   Dorian James   Roeloff Dednam
  Annari Viljoen
21–13, 21–14   Gold
2007 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Chris Dednam   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
16–21, 21–11, 15–21   Silver
2006 Algiers, Algeria   Dorian James   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
16–21, 21–17, 16–21   Silver
2004 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Dorian James   Orobosa Okuonghae
  Grace Daniel
15–6, 9–15, 8–15   Bronze
2002 Casablanca, Morocco   Dorian James   Johan Kleingeld
  Chantal Botts
4–7, 4–7, 4–7   Bronze
1998 Rose Hill, Mauritius   Anton Kriel   Johan Kleingeld
  Lina Fourie
15–11, 15–0   Gold

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2009 South Africa International   Negin Amiripour 21–15, 21–18   Winner
2002 Mauritius International   Amrita Sawaram 11–1, 11–3   Winner
2002 South Africa International   Catherina Paulin 7–7, 7–2, 7–0   Winner
2001 Mauritius International   Amrita Sawaram 7–1, 7–2, 7–5   Winner
2001 South Africa International   Amrita Sawaram 11–0, 11–7   Winner
2000 South Africa International   Chantal Botts 11–4, 11–0   Winner
1998 South Africa International   Lina Fourie 10–13, 4–11   Runner-up
1997 Mauritius International   Wendy Taylor 4–11, 11–7, 11–6   Winner
1997 South Africa International   Lina Fourie 11–6, 3–11, 11–6   Winner
1996 South Africa International   Annalize van Staden 11–7, 11–4   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 South Africa International   Annari Viljoen   Shama Aboobakar
  Stacey Doubell
21–19, 15–21, 21–13   Winner
2012 Uganda International   Annari Viljoen   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
Walkover   Winner
2011 South Africa International   Annari Viljoen   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
10–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 Botswana International   Annari Viljoen   Michelle Butler-Emmett
  Stacey Doubell
21–12, 21–14   Winner
2011 Kenya International   Annari Viljoen   Ozge Bayrak
  Neslihan Yigit
15–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2011 Mauritius International   Annari Viljoen   Nicole Grether
  Charmaine Reid
10–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2010 Botswana International   Annari Viljoen   Stacey Doubell
  Jade Morgan
21–12, 21–15   Winner
2010 South Africa International   Annari Viljoen   Özge Bayrak
  Oznur Calliskan
12–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2010 Kenya International   Annari Viljoen   Maria Braimoh
  Susan Ideh
21–10, 12–21, 21–10   Winner
2010 Uganda International   Annari Viljoen   Stacey Doubell
  Jade Morgan
14–21, 21–11, 21–18   Winner
2009 South Africa International   Annari Viljoen   Negin Amiripour
  Nejatzadeh-Sahar Zamanian
21–16, 21–14   Winner
2009 Kenya International   Annari Viljoen   Dhanya Nair
  Anita Ohlan
21–17, 15–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2008 South Africa International   Chantal Botts   Jade Morgan
  Annari Viljoen
12–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2008 Kenya International   Chantal Botts  
 
21–14, 21–8   Winner
2008 Mauritius International   Chantal Botts   Kerry-Lee Harrington
  Stacey Doubell
21–7, 17–21, 21–14   Winner
2007 Mauritius International   Chantal Botts   Maja Tvrdy
  Ana Moura
16–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2007 South Africa International   Chantal Botts   Annari Viljoen
  Jade Morgan
21–23, 18–21   Runner-up
2005 South Africa International   Chantal Botts   Shama Aboobakar
  Amrita Sawaram
15–5, 15–7   Winner
2002 South Africa International   Chantal Botts   Marika Daubern
  Antoinette Uys
7–2, 8–6, 7–2   Winner
2001 South Africa International   Chantal Botts   Marika Daubern
  Beverley Meerholz
15–1, 15–13   Winner
1998 South Africa International   Meagen Burnett   Karen Coetzer
  Lina Fourie
15–4, 15–11   Winner
1997 Mauritius International   Meagen Burnett   Kirsteen McEwan
  Wendy Taylor
5–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1997 South Africa International   Meagen Burnett   Lina Fourie
  Tracey Thompson
12–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1995 Mauritius International   Meagen Burnett   Rebecca Pantaney
  Justine Willmott
15–0, 5–15, 15–10   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 South Africa International   Dorian James   Willem Viljoen
  Annari Viljoen
15–21, 21–16, 12–21   Runner-up
2012 Uganda International   Dorian James   Willem Viljoen
  Annari Viljoen
7–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2011 Botswana International   Dorian James   Olaoluwa Fagbemi
  Susan Funaya Ideh
21–16, 11–21, 21–19   Winner
2011 Kenya International   Dorian James   Le Ha Ahn
  Le Thu Huyen
25–23, 14–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2011 Mauritius International   Dorian James   Abdelrahman Kashkal
  Hadia Hosny
21–16, 21–11   Winner
2010 Botswana International   Dorian James   Enrico James
  Stacey Doubell
21–19, 21–11   Winner
2010 South Africa International   Dorian James   Chris Dednam
  Annari Viljoen
21–14, 10–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2010 Uganda International   Dorian James   Georgios Charalambidis
  Anne Hald Jensen
14–21, 21–19, 21–7   Winner
2009 South Africa International   Dorian James   Willem Viljoen
  Jade Morgan
21–11, 21–17   Winner
2009 Kenya International   Chris Dednam   Dorian James
  Annari Viljoen
21–11, 21–13   Winner
2008 South Africa International   Chris Dednam   Stephan Beeharry
  Shama Aboobakar
21–17, 21–12   Winner
2008 Mauritius International   Dorian James   Chris Dednam
  Annari Viljoen
21–16, 15–21, 21–11   Winner
2007 Mauritius International   Chris Dednam   Georgie Cupidon
  Juliette Ah-Wan
21–9, 21–17   Winner
2005 South Africa International   Dorian James   Orobosa Okuonghae
  Grace Daniel
13–15, 15–12, 15–13   Winner
2000 South Africa International   Anton Kriel   Johan Kleingeld
  Karen Coetzer
3–15, 15–12, 15–5   Winner
1999 Botswana International   Anton Kriel   Jose John
  Niru Singhal
15–0, 15–4   Winner
1996 South Africa International   Johan Kleingeld   Alex Nel
  Annalize van Staden
15–5, 15–8   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sports Reference - Athletes - Michelle Edwards". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  2. ^ "London 2012 Badminton Women's Doubles". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 21 August 2014.

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