Susan Whetnall

Susan Whetnall (born 11 December 1942 in Swanley, née Susan Pound) is a former English badminton player, noted for her anticipation and shot-making ability, who won numerous international titles in doubles and mixed doubles from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s. She was married to another English former international player, Paul Whetnall, from 1968 until his death in May 2014.

Sue Whetnall
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Whetnall at the 1970 Dutch Open.
Personal information
Nationality England
Born11 December 1942
Swanley

Badminton careerEdit

All EnglandEdit

Whetnall shared three women's doubles titles (1969, 1970, 1976) and two mixed doubles titles (1968, 1974) at the All-England Championships which was then considered the world's most prestigious tournament for individual players.

Commonwealth GamesEdit

She represented England and won a gold medal and bronze medal, at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1][2] Four years later she won two more medals at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand.[3]

European ChampionshipsEdit

Whetnall won five gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal in the European Badminton Championships between 1968 and 1976, making her one of the most successful players ever in this biennial tournament. She was elected to the Badminton Hall of Fame in 2009.

Major achievements (partial list)Edit

Rank Event Date Venue
European Championships
1
1
Women's doubles (with Margaret Boxall)
Mixed doubles (with Tony Jordan)
1968 Bochum, GER
1
1
Women's doubles (with Margaret Boxall)
Mixed doubles (with David Eddy)
1970 Port Talbot, WAL
1 Women's doubles (with Gillian Gilks) 1976 Dublin, IRL
2
2
Women's doubles (with Nora Gardner)
Mixed doubles (with Elliot Stuart)
1974 Vienna, AUT
3 Women's singles 1976 Dublin, IRL
Open Championships
1
1
Women's doubles
Mixed doubles
1970 Canadian Open
1
1
1
Women's singles
Women's doubles
Mixed doubles
1970
1970, 1975, 1976
1975
Dutch Open

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1970 Athletes". Team England.
  2. ^ "Edinburgh, 1970 Team". Team England.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.