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Nora Perry MBE (born 1954 as Nora Gardner) is an English former badminton player noted for her anticipation, racket control, and tactical astuteness. A doubles specialist, Perry won numerous major titles, with a variety of partners, from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. These included six All-England mixed doubles and two All-England women's doubles championships. She won both the 1980 IBF World Championships and the 1980 European Championships in women's doubles with Jane Webster. Three years later, she won the 1983 IBF World Championships title in mixed doubles with Thomas Kihlström. Generally regarded as one of the greatest female mixed doubles players in the game's history, in 1999 she was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame. She currently teaches badminton at Davenant Foundation School in Essex.

Nora Perry
Personal information
Birth nameNora Gardner
Country England
Born1954 (age 63–64)

Major achievementsEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Women's doubles 1980   Jakarta, Indonesia
1 Mixed doubles 1983   Copenhagen, Denmark
2 Mixed doubles 1980   Jakarta, Indonesia
2 Women's doubles 1983   Copenhagen, Denmark
3 Women's doubles 1977  , Malmö, Sweden
3 Mixed doubles 1977  , Malmö, Sweden
European Championships
1 Women's doubles 1978   Preston, England
1 Mixed doubles 1978   Preston, England
1 Women's doubles 1980   Groningen, Netherlands
1 Mixed doubles 1980   Groningen, Netherlands
2 Women's doubles [1] 1974   Vienna, Austria
2 Women's doubles [1] 1976   Dublin, Ireland
2 Women's doubles 1982   Böblingen, Germany
2 Mixed doubles 1982   Böblingen, Germany
3 Mixed doubles 1976   Dublin, Ireland
All England Open
1 Women's doubles 1980, 1981   Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England
1 Mixed doubles 1975,[1] 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985   Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c As Nora Gardner

ReferencesEdit

  • All England Champions 1899-2007
  • English results
  • European results
  • Pat Davis: The Encyclopaedia of Badminton. Robert Hale, London, 1987, p. 120-121, ISBN 0-7090-2796-6