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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 35)
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 Aug 2007[1]
3 (WD) 2 Dec 2010
Current rankingRetired (In 2018)
BWF profile

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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]

Major achievementsEdit

BWF/IBF Grand PrixEdit

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score
2008 Bulgaria Open   Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari 21-14, 21-12
2006 Bulgaria Open   Ella Karachkova 19-21, 21-19, 21-16
     Grand Prix Gold tournament
     Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score
2014 Eurasia Bulgaria International   Ozge Bayrak 11-8, 11-6, 11-7
2014 White Nights   Stefani Stoeva 21-14, 21-17
2012 Bulgarian International   Stefani Stoeva 21-9, 21-18
2011 Turkey International   Anne Hald Jensen Walkover
2010 Bulgarian International   Chloe Magee 21-17, 21-13
2009 Bulgarian International   Linda Zechiri 21-4, 19-8 Retired
2009 Banuinvest International   Linda Zechiri 21-9, 21-17
2008 Hungarian International   Maja Tvrdy 21-11, 21-8
2008 Bulgarian International   Susan Hughes 21-11, 21-15
2007 Bulgarian International   Anna Rice 21-19, 21-16
2007 Hellas International   Ragna Ingolfsdottir Walkover
2006 Banu Sport International   Simone Prutsch 21-12, 21-11
2006 Croatian International   Kati Tolmoff 21-14, 21-18
2005 Dutch International   Karina de Wit 11-3, 11-5
2005 Bulgarian International   Jeanine Cicognini 11-7, 11-2
2005 Polish International   Ella Karachkova 11-9, 11-7
2005 Slovak International   Kamila Augustyn 11-2, 11-9
2004 Hungarian International   Maja Tvrdy 11-1, 11-6
2004 Welsh International   Susan Hughes 11-9, 11-8
2004 Irish International   Elizabeth Cann 8-11, 11-8, 11-9
2003 Bulgarian International   Susan Hughes 11-0, 11-0
2003 Iceland International   Miyo Akao 11-5, 13-10
2002 Iceland International   Susan Hughes 11-3, 11-3
2002 Croatian International   Tomomi Matsuda 7-5, 7-1, 5-7
2002 Slovenian International   Anu Weckstrom 6-11, 11-1, 11-9
2002 Athens International   Neli Boteva 11-4, 11-3
2001 Bulgarian International   Rebecca Pantaney 7-5, 2-7, 7-5
2001 Hungarian International   Maja Pohar 7-1, 5-7, 7-5
2000 Greece Athens International   Dobrinka Smilianova 11-4, 11-4
1999 Cyprus International   Diana Knekna 11-0, 11-4

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score
2017 Estonian International   Mariya Mitsova   Delphine Delrue
  Lea Palermo
21-12, 21-16
2016 Hungarian International   Mariya Mitsova   Gabriella Boje
  Cecilie Sentow
11-6, 11-6, 11-5
2016 Slovak Open   Mariya Mitsova   Vladyslava Lesnaya
  Darya Samarchants
11-5, 11-4, 11-3
2016 Hellas International   Mariya Mitsova   Annabella Jaeger
  Vanessa Seele
21-11, 21-9
2014 Orleans International   Imogen Bankier   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21-14, 21-7
2013 Czech International   Imogen Bankier   Jillie Cooper
  Kirsty Gilmour
21-6, 21-14
2013 Belgian International   Imogen Bankier   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
13-21, 21-11, 21-18
2013 Kharkiv International   Imogen Bankier   Lena Grebak
  Maria Helsbol
21-11, 21-12
2013 Bulgaria Eurasia Open   Dimitria Popstoikova   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21-11, 21-8
2013 Finnish Open   Imogen Bankier   Lena Grebak
  Maria Helsbol
21-10, 21-14
2010 Bulgarian International   Anastasia Russkikh   Tatyana Bibik
  Olga Golovanova
Walkover
2009 Bulgarian International   Anastasia Russkikh   Nicole Grether
  Charmaine Reid
21-11, 21-18
2009 Banuinvest International   Dimitria Popstoikova   Alexandra Milon
  Florentina Petre
21-17, 21-14
2009 Polish International   Diana Dimova   Rachel Van Cutsen
  Paulien Van Dooremalen
21-18, 14-21, 21-16
2007 Hellas International   Diana Dimova   Maria Helsbol
  Anne Skelbaek
21-14, 21-15
2006 Bulgarian International   Diana Dimova   Anastasia Prokopenko
  Elena Chernyavskaya
21-18, 21-13
2006 Banu Sport International   Diana Dimova   Maja Tvrdy
  Maja Kersnik
21-13, 21-11
2005 Bulgarian International   Diana Dimova   Sabrina Jaquet
  Corinne Joerg
15-1, 15-11
2004 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Anastasia Russkikh   Jwala Gutta
  Shruti Kurien
15-11, 15-6
2004 Welsh International   Yuan Wemyss   Katie Litherland
  Julie Pike
17-14, 15-0
2004 Dutch International   Neli Boteva   Lena Frier Kristiansen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
15-10, 15-6
2004 Finnish International   Neli Boteva   Judith Baumeyer
  Fabienne Baumeyer
15-11, 15-7
2004 Austrian International   Neli Boteva   Liza Parker
  Suzanne Rayappan
15-9, 15-14
2003 Iceland International   Neli Boteva   Line Isberg
  Karina Sorensen
7-15, 15-9, 15-10
2003 Bulgarian International   Neli Boteva   Diana Dimova
  Maya Ivanova
15-10, 15-2
2002 Athens International   Neli Boteva   Maria Ioannou
  Diana Knekna
11-3, 11-1
2000 Greece Athens International   Diana Koleva   Maya Ivanova
  Dobrinka Smilianova
15-7, 15-7

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score
2016 Hellas International   Lilian Mihaylov   Maciej Oceipa
  Karolina Gajos
21-18, 21-16
2005 Bulgarian International   Vladimir Metodiev   Julian Hristov
  Diana Dimova
15-2, 15-6
2002 Athens International   Konstantin Dobrev   Boris Kessov
  Neli Boteva
3-11, 11-1, 11-6
2002 Finish International   Konstantin Dobrev   Sergei Ivlev
  Elena Schimko
3-7, 6-8, 7-0
2000 Greece Athens International   Slantchezar Tzankov   Ljuben Panov
  Diana Dimova
15-9, 15-10
     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. 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

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