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.
|Born||July 30, 1983|
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
|Women's singles & doubles|
|Highest ranking||8 (WS 23 August 2007) |
3 (WD 2 December 2010)
|Current ranking||Retired (In 2018)|
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. She also won the silver medal at the 2010 European Badminton Championships in the women's doubles event partnered with Anastasia Russkikh of Russia. At the 2014 European Badminton Championships she won bronze partnered with Imogen Bankier from Scotland. In 2015, she settles for bronze at the Baku 2015 European Games in the women's singles event.
Nedelcheva competed at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Summer Olympics. 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. 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. 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.
|2015||Baku Sports Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan||Line Kjærsfeldt||18–21, 14–21||Bronze|
|Imogen Bankier|| Kamilla Rytter Juhl
|21–12, 13–21, 7–21||Bronze|
|2010||Manchester Evening News Arena,
|Anastasia Russkikh|| Valeria Sorokina
European Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2001||Sports Hall, Spała, Poland||Juliane Schenk||4–11, 5–11||Bronze|
|2001||Sports Hall, Spała, Poland||Maya Ivanova|| Carina Mette
|15–9, 9–15, 7–15||Bronze|
|2010||French Open||Anastasia Russkikh|| Duanganong Aroonkesorn
BWF/IBF Grand PrixEdit
|2008||Bulgaria Open||Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari||21–14, 21–12||Winner|
|2006||Bulgaria Open||Ella Karachkova||19–21, 21–19, 21–16||Winner|
|2008||Russian Open||Dimitria Popstoykova|| Valeria Sorokina
BWF International Challenge/Series (62 titles, 34 runners-up)Edit
|2016||Hellas International||Lilian Mihaylov|| Maciej Oceipa
|2006||Banu Sport International||Vladimir Metodiev|| Stiliyan Makarski
|16–21, 21–16, 11–21||Runner-up|
|2005||Bulgarian International||Vladimir Metodiev|| Julian Hristov
|2002||Bulgarian International||Konstantin Dobrev|| Marina Yakusheva
|11–4, 9–11, 7–11||Runner-up|
|2002||Athens International||Konstantin Dobrev|| Boris Kessov
|3–11, 11–1, 11–6||Winner|
|2002||Finish International||Konstantin Dobrev|| Sergei Ivlev
|3–7, 6–8, 7–0, 8–7, 7–4||Winner|
|2000||Greece Athens International||Slantchezar Tzankov|| Ljuben Panov
|1999||Cyprus International||Georgi Petrov|| Peter Jensen
Record against selected opponentsEdit
Includes results against Olympic quarterfinals, Worlds semifinalists, and Super Series finalists, plus all Olympic opponents.
- Huang Chia-Chi 1–1
- Alesia Zaitsava 1–0
- Jiang Yanjiao 1–5
- Li Xuerui 0–1
- Liu Xin 0–1
- Lu Lan 0–2
- Wang Lin 0–1
- Wang Shixian 0–2
- Wang Xin 0–3
- Wang Yihan 0–5
- Xie Xingfang 0–3
- Zhang Ning 0–4
- Zhou Mi 0–4
- Zhu Lin 0–2
- Cheng Shao-chieh 0–1
- Tracey Hallam 2–2
- Tine Baun 3–6
- Hadia Hosny 1–0
- Pi Hongyan 3–8
- Juliane Schenk 2–9
- Xu Huaiwen 0–9
- Wang Chen 0–5
- Yip Pui Yin 1–2
- Saina Nehwal 2–6
- Adrianti Firdasari 0–1
- Maria Kristin Yulianti 2–0
- Eriko Hirose 1–6
- Minatsu Mitani 0–1
- Sayaka Sato 2–4
- Shizuka Uchida 1–0
- Bae Youn-joo 0–1
- Seo Yoon-hee 1–1
- Sung Ji-hyun 1–2
- Mia Audina 0–1
- Wong Mew Choo 0–1
- Carolina Marín 0–1
- Sara Persson 3–3
- Porntip Buranaprasertsuk 0–1
- IBF Historical Ranking - WOMENS SINGLES[permanent dead link]
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- "Denmark dominate on finals day in Manchester". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Battling Imogen Bankier forced to settle for European bronze". www.bbc.com. BBC News. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Бронзов медал в Баку за Петя Неделчева". trafficnews.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Petya Nedelcheva". www.olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Petya Nedelcheva". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
- "Петя Неделчева вече на 1/8-финал". www.segabg.com (in Bulgarian). СЕГА АД. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Petya Nedelcheva, badminton, starts with a victory in London". bnr.bg. Bulgarian National Radio. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "Петя Неделчева заплаши да не се състезава повече за България". www.dnevnik.bg (in Bulgarian). Електронен дневник. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- http://bwfcontent.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=D122C443-A2F9-4A06-B076-6BF717DEEB83[permanent dead link]