Mike Tredgett

Michael 'Mike' Graham Tredgett (born 1949) is a former English badminton player who specialized in doubles and played at the world level for more than a decade, winning numerous international men's doubles and mixed doubles titles.

Mike Tredgett
Personal information
NationalityBritish (English)
Born1949 (age 71–72) [1]
Cheltenham

Badminton careerEdit

Tredgett won five medals in the World Championships between 1977 and 1983. He is also one of the most successful players ever in the European Badminton Championships with 5 titles, three of them in men's doubles and two in mixed doubles. He shared three All-England mixed doubles titles (1978, 1980, 1981) with Nora Perry and reached the All-England men's doubles final twice with Ray Stevens (1972, 1980) and twice with Martin Dew (1983, 1984). He won men's doubles with Stevens at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

In 1978 he married fellow badminton player Kathryn Whiting (a former English Junior champion).[2]

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1977 Malmö Isstadion, Malmö, Sweden   Ray Stevens   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
8–15, 10–15   Bronze
1983 Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark   Martin Dew   Steen Fladberg
  Jesper Helledie
10–15, 10–15   Silver
Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
2 Mixed doubles (with Nora Perry) 1980 Jakarta, INA
3
3
Men's doubles (with Ray Stevens)
Mixed doubles (with Nora Perry)
1977 Malmö, SWE
3 Mixed doubles (with Karen Chapman) 1983 Copenhague, DEN
European Championships
1 Men's doubles 1976 Dublin, IRE
1
1
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1978 Preston, ENG
1 Mixed doubles 1980 Groningen, NED
1 Men's doubles 1984 Preston, ENG
2
2
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1982 Böblingen, GER
3
3
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1974 Vienna, AUT
3 Mixed doubles 1976 Dublin, IRE
3 Men's doubles 1980 Groningen, NED
3 Mixed doubles 1984 Preston, ENG

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 All England Open   Martin Dew   Thomas Kihlström
  Stefan Karlsson
10–15, 13–15   Runner-up
1983 Scandinavian Cup   Martin Dew   Rudy Heryanto
  Hariamanto Kartono
15–12, 16–18, 11–15   Runner-up
1984 German Open   Martin Dew   Duncan Bridge
  Nigel Tier
15–9, 7–15, 18–17   Winner
1984 All England Open   Martin Dew   Rudy Heryanto
  Hariamanto Kartono
11–15, 6–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1949 births". Free BMD.
  2. ^ "1978 marriages". Free BMD.