Petya Nedelcheva

Petya Nedelcheva (Bulgarian: Петя Неделчева) (born July 30, 1983) is a Bulgarian badminton player. She was born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. At the Bulgarian National Badminton Championships she won more than 20 titles.

Petya Nedelcheva
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Petya Nedelcheva at the 2015 BWF World Championships
Personal information
Country Bulgaria
Born (1983-07-30) July 30, 1983 (age 37)
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachOrlin Tsvetanov
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking8 (WS 23 August 2007) [1]
3 (WD 2 December 2010)
Current rankingRetired (In 2018)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

A right-handed Nedelcheva became a professional badminton player since 1999, when she competed at the Balkan Games Championships. In 2001, she won bronze medals at the European Junior Badminton Championships in the girls' singles and doubles event.[2][3] She also won the silver medal at the 2010 European Badminton Championships in the women's doubles event partnered with Anastasia Russkikh of Russia.[4] At the 2014 European Badminton Championships she won bronze partnered with Imogen Bankier from Scotland.[5] In 2015, she settles for bronze at the Baku 2015 European Games in the women's singles event.[6]

Olympic GamesEdit

Nedelcheva competed at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Summer Olympics.[7] In 2008, she plays in the wome's singles and beat Tine Rasmussen of Denmark and Seo Yoon-hee of Korea in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, Nedelcheva lost to Zhou Mi of China 11-4, 11-1. Nedelcheva's partner in women's doubles was Neli Boteva. They were defeated by Ella Tripp and Joanne Wright of Great Britain in the round of 32.[8] In 2008, she reached the third round in the women's singles event after defeat Sara Persson of Sweden and Hadia Hosny of Egypt in the first two rounds. In the third Round, she lost to Wong Mew Choo of Malaysia in two sets.[8][9] In 2012, she did not advance to the knock-out stage after placing 2nd in the group stage. She started off with a victory over Alesia Zaitsava from Belarus, but lost to Adrianti Firdasari from Indonesia.[10][11]

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Baku Sports Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan   Line Kjærsfeldt 18–21, 14–21   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gymnastics Center,
Kazan, Russia
  Imogen Bankier   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Christinna Pedersen
21–12, 13–21, 7–21   Bronze
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena,
Manchester, England
  Anastasia Russkikh   Valeria Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
18–21, 14–21   Silver

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2001 Sports Hall, Spała, Poland   Juliane Schenk 4–11, 5–11   Bronze

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Sports Hall, Spała, Poland   Maya Ivanova   Carina Mette
  Juliane Schenk
15–9, 9–15, 7–15   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 French Open   Anastasia Russkikh   Duanganong Aroonkesorn
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
16–21, 2–11r   Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF/IBF Grand PrixEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Bulgaria Open   Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari 21–14, 21–12   Winner
2006 Bulgaria Open   Ella Karachkova 19–21, 21–19, 21–16   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Russian Open   Dimitria Popstoykova   Valeria Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
18–21, 8–21   Runner-up
  Grand Prix Gold tournament
  Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (62 titles, 34 runners-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Bulgarian Eurasia Open   Özge Bayrak 11–8, 11–6, 11–7   Winner
2014 White Nights   Stefani Stoeva 21–14, 21–17   Winner
2013 Bulgarian International   Beatriz Corrales 19–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 Austrian International   Yui Hashimoto 11–21, 3–21   Runner-up
2012 Welsh International   Chiang Ying-li 21–19, 19–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2012 Bulgarian International   Stefani Stoeva 21–9, 21–18   Winner
2011 Italian International   Yao Jie 11–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2011 Turkey International   Anne Hald Jensen Walkover   Winner
2010 Austrian International   Fransisca Ratnasari 15–21, 21–18, 14–21   Runner-up
2010 Bulgarian International   Chloe Magee 21–17, 21–13   Winner
2009 Dutch International   Juliane Schenk 12–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2009 Austrian International   Juliane Schenk 22–20, 8–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2009 Bulgarian International   Linda Zechiri 21–4, 19–8 Retired   Winner
2009 Polish International   Wang Linling 15–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2009 Banuinvest International   Linda Zechiri 21–9, 21–17   Winner
2008 Polish International   Juliane Schenk 16–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2008 Hungarian International   Maja Tvrdy 21–11, 21–8   Winner
2008 Bulgarian International   Susan Hughes 21–11, 21–15   Winner
2007 Turkey International   Juliane Schenk 21–14, 12–21r   Runner-up
2007 Bulgarian International   Anna Rice 21–19, 21–16   Winner
2007 Hellas International   Ragna Ingolfsdottir Walkover   Winner
2006 Scotland International   Ella Karachkova 18–21, 21–7, 18–21   Runner-up
2006 Banu Sport International   Simone Prutsch 21–12, 21–11   Winner
2006 Croatian International   Kati Tolmoff 21–14, 21–18   Winner
2005 Hungarian International   Atu Rosalina 6–11, 6–11   Runner-up
2005 Dutch International   Karina de Wit 11–3, 11–5   Winner
2005 Bulgarian International   Jeanine Cicognini 11–7, 11–2   Winner
2005 Polish International   Ella Karachkova 11–9, 11–7   Winner
2005 Slovak International   Kamila Augustyn 11–2, 11–9   Winner
2004 Hungarian International   Maja Tvrdy 11–1, 11–6   Winner
2004 Welsh International   Susan Hughes 11–9, 11–8   Winner
2004 Irish International   Elizabeth Cann 8–11, 11–8, 11–9   Winner
2003 Norwegian International   Tine Rasmussen 7–11, 5–11   Runner-up
2003 Bulgarian International   Susan Hughes 11–0, 11–0   Winner
2003 Iceland International   Miyo Akao 11–5, 13–10   Winner
2003 Austrian Open   Xu Huaiwen 7–11, 1–11   Runner-up
2003 Finnish Open   Xu Huaiwen 6–11, 11–8, 5–11   Runner-up
2003 Slovak International   Kaori Mori 6–11, 6–11   Runner-up
2002 Bulgarian International   Elena Sukhareva 11–7, 8–11, 0–11   Runner-up
2002 Finnish International   Anu Nieminen 1–7, 4–7, 0–7   Runner-up
2002 Norwegian International   Tine Rasmussen 11–3, 12–13, 8–11   Runner-up
2002 Iceland International   Susan Hughes 11–3, 11–3   Winner
2002 Croatian International   Tomomi Matsuda 7–5, 7–1, 5–7   Winner
2002 Slovenian International   Anu Weckstrom 6–11, 11–1, 11–9   Winner
2002 Athens International   Neli Boteva 11–4, 11–3   Winner
2001 Slovenian International   Maja Pohar 7–2, 0–7, 6–8   Runner-up
2001 Bulgarian International   Rebecca Pantaney 7–5, 2–7, 7–5   Winner
2001 Hungarian International   Maja Pohar 7–1, 5–7, 7–5   Winner
2000 Romanian International   Lonneke Janssen 11–13, 11–7, 6–11   Runner-up
2000 Greece Athens International   Dobrinka Smilianova 11–4, 11–4   Winner
1999 Cyprus International   Diana Knekna 11–0, 11–4   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Estonian International   Mariya Mitsova   Delphine Delrue
  Lea Palermo
21–12, 21–16   Winner
2016 Bulgaria International   Mariya Mitsova   Cemre Fere
  Neslihan Kılıç
15–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2016 Prague International   Mariya Mitsova   Sarah Walker
  Lauren Smith
12–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2016 Hungarian International   Mariya Mitsova   Gabriella Boje
  Cecilie Sentow
11–6, 11–6, 11–5   Winner
2016 Italian International   Mariya Mitsova   Olga Morozova
  Anastasia Chervyakova
18–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2016 Slovak Open   Mariya Mitsova   Vladyslava Lesnaya
  Darya Samarchants
11–5, 11–4, 11–3   Winner
2016 Hellas International   Mariya Mitsova   Annabella Jaeger
  Vanessa Seele
21–11, 21–9   Winner
2014 Bulgarian Eurasia Open   Dimitria Popstoikova   Neslihan Yiğit
  Özge Bayrak
5–11, 5–11, 11–8, 11–10, 7–11   Runner-up
2014 Orleans International   Imogen Bankier   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21–14, 21–7   Winner
2013 Czech International   Imogen Bankier   Jillie Cooper
  Kirsty Gilmour
21–6, 21–14   Winner
2013 Belgian International   Imogen Bankier   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
13–21, 21–11, 21–18   Winner
2013 Kharkiv International   Imogen Bankier   Lena Grebak
  Maria Helsbol
21–11, 21–12   Winner
2013 Bulgaria Eurasia Open   Dimitria Popstoikova   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21–11, 21–8   Winner
2013 Dutch International   Imogen Bankier   Rie Eto
  Yu Wakita
14–21, 21–18, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Finnish Open   Imogen Bankier   Lena Grebak
  Maria Helsbol
21–10, 21–14   Winner
2010 White Nights   Anastasia Russkikh   Nina Vislova
  Valeria Sorokina
21–17, 21–15   Runner-up
2010 Bulgarian International   Anastasia Russkikh   Tatyana Bibik
  Olga Golovanova
Walkover   Winner
2009 Bulgarian International   Anastasia Russkikh   Nicole Grether
  Charmaine Reid
21–11, 21–18   Winner
2009 Banuinvest International   Dimitria Popstoikova   Alexandra Milon
  Florentina Petre
21–17, 21–14   Winner
2009 Polish International   Diana Dimova   Rachel Van Cutsen
  Paulien Van Dooremalen
21–18, 14–21, 21–16   Winner
2008 Hungarian International   Dimitriya Popstoykova   Anastasia Prokopenko
  Olga Golovanova
12–21, 21–10, 12–21   Runner-up
2007 Turkey International   Diana Dimova   Nicole Grether
  Juliane Schenk
Walkover   Runner-up
2007 Hellas International   Diana Dimova   Maria Helsbol
  Anne Skelbaek
21–14, 21–15   Winner
2006 Bulgarian International   Diana Dimova   Anastasia Prokopenko
  Elena Chernyavskaya
21–18, 21–13   Winner
2006 Banu Sport International   Diana Dimova   Maja Tvrdy
  Maja Kersnik
21–13, 21–11   Winner
2005 Portugal International   Yuan Wemyss   Kathrin Piotrowski
  Sandra Marinello
15–8, 11–15, 2–15   Runner-up
2005 Bulgarian International   Diana Dimova   Sabrina Jaquet
  Corinne Joerg
15–1, 15–11   Winner
2004 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Anastasia Russkikh   Jwala Gutta
  Shruti Kurien
15–11, 15–6   Winner
2004 Welsh International   Yuan Wemyss   Katie Litherland
  Julie Pike
17–14, 15–0   Winner
2004 Dutch International   Neli Boteva   Lena Frier Kristiansen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
15–10, 15–6   Winner
2004 Finnish International   Neli Boteva   Judith Baumeyer
  Fabienne Baumeyer
15–11, 15–7   Winner
2004 Austrian International   Neli Boteva   Liza Parker
  Suzanne Rayappan
15–9, 15–14   Winner
2003 Iceland International   Neli Boteva   Line Isberg
  Karina Sørensen
7–15, 15–9, 15–10   Winner
2003 Bulgarian International   Neli Boteva   Diana Dimova
  Maya Ivanova
15–10, 15–2   Winner
2002 Athens International   Neli Boteva   Maria Ioannou
  Diana Knekna
11–3, 11–1   Winner
2000 Greece Athens International   Diana Koleva   Maya Ivanova
  Dobrinka Smilianova
15–7, 15–7   Winner
1999 Romanian International   Raina Tzvetkova   Neli Boteva
  Diana Koleva
15–12, 12–15, 3–15   Runner-up

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Hellas International   Lilian Mihaylov   Maciej Oceipa
  Karolina Gajos
21–18, 21–16   Winner
2006 Banu Sport International   Vladimir Metodiev   Stiliyan Makarski
  Diana Dimova
16–21, 21–16, 11–21   Runner-up
2005 Bulgarian International   Vladimir Metodiev   Julian Hristov
  Diana Dimova
15–2, 15–6   Winner
2002 Bulgarian International   Konstantin Dobrev   Marina Yakusheva
  Nikolai Zuyev
11–4, 9–11, 7–11   Runner-up
2002 Athens International   Konstantin Dobrev   Boris Kessov
  Neli Boteva
3–11, 11–1, 11–6   Winner
2002 Finish International   Konstantin Dobrev   Sergei Ivlev
  Elena Shimko
3–7, 6–8, 7–0, 8–7, 7–4   Winner
2000 Greece Athens International   Slantchezar Tzankov   Ljuben Panov
  Diana Dimova
15–9, 15–10   Winner
1999 Cyprus International   Georgi Petrov   Peter Jensen
  Nina Messman
12–15, 3–15   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Includes results against Olympic quarterfinals, Worlds semifinalists, and Super Series finalists, plus all Olympic opponents.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IBF Historical Ranking - WOMENS SINGLES[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Родената в Стара Загора Петя Неделчева с амбиции за медал". www.presstv.bg (in Bulgarian). PressTV Казанлък. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Denmark dominate on finals day in Manchester". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Battling Imogen Bankier forced to settle for European bronze". www.bbc.com. BBC News. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Бронзов медал в Баку за Петя Неделчева". trafficnews.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Petya Nedelcheva". www.olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Petya Nedelcheva". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Петя Неделчева вече на 1/8-финал". www.segabg.com (in Bulgarian). СЕГА АД. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Petya Nedelcheva, badminton, starts with a victory in London". bnr.bg. Bulgarian National Radio. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Петя Неделчева заплаши да не се състезава повече за България". www.dnevnik.bg (in Bulgarian). Електронен дневник. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  12. ^ http://bwfcontent.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=D122C443-A2F9-4A06-B076-6BF717DEEB83[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit