Sara Sankey née Sara Halsall (born 29 September 1967)[2] is a retired English badminton player.

Sara Sankey
(née Halsall)
Personal information
Birth nameSara Halsall[1]
CountryEngland
Born (1967-09-29) 29 September 1967 (age 54)
EventDoubles
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  England
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1992 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Manchester Mixed doubles
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1986 Uppsala Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2002 Malmö Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Uppsala Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Glasgow Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Malmö Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Glasgow Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1985 Pressbaum Girls' doubles
Silver medal – second place 1985 Pressbaum Mixed team

Badminton careerEdit

In 1990, Sankey represented England[3] when she attended the Commonwealth Games where she won gold medals in the mixed team event[4] and with Fiona Smith in the women's doubles event.[5] She also won a silver medal with Miles Johnson in the mixed doubles.[6] She went on to win a gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in the women's team event[7] and a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games with Anthony Clark in the mixed doubles event.[8][9]

Sankey represented Great Britain at the 1992 Olympics in the Women's Doubles event with Gillian Gowers.[1]

She retired from playing badminton internationally in 2002 and began coaching with All Stars Elite Badminton Club.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hilton, Nick (7 June 2012). "Merseyside's 100 Olympians: No. 49 Sara Sankey". liverpoolecho. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Sara SANKEY - Olympic Badminton | Great Britain". International Olympic Committee. 17 June 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  3. ^ "1990 Athletes". Team England.
  4. ^ "Badminton Team Event - Mixed Auckland 1990". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Badminton Doubles - Women Auckland 1990". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Badminton Doubles - Mixed Auckland 1990". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Kuala Lumpur 1998 Gold Medalists". resemblance.org. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  8. ^ "It's Medal Mania as the Games Come to an End | UK Sport". www.uksport.gov.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  10. ^ "Sara Sankey". All Stars Elite Badminton. Retrieved 28 July 2018.