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Thom Mark Gicquel (born 12 January 1999) is a French badminton player. Born in Tours, he started playing badminton at aged six in his parents club.[1][2] Gicquel made his debut in the international senior tournament at the 2015 Riga International in Latvia, finished as the men's doubles runner-up partnered with Thomas Baures.[1][3] He was part of the national junior team that won the bronze medal at the 2015 European Junior Championships,[4] and made it to the gold medal in 2017. He also won the gold medal in the boys' doubles event with Toma Junior Popov.[5] At the 2018 European Men's Team Championships, he helped the team claim the bronze medal.[6][7] Teamed-up with Bastian Kersaudy, they clinched the men's doubles gold at the 2018 Mediterranean Games.[8][9] He captured a bronze medal at the 2019 European Games in the mixed doubles event with Delphine Delrue.[10]

Thom Gicquel
Personal information
Birth nameThom Mark Gicquel
Country France
Born (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 20)
Tours, France
ResidenceParis, France
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking50 (MD 25 October 2018)
24 (XD 9 July 2019)
Current ranking51 (MD), 24 (XD) (9 July 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus   Delphine Delrue   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
19–21, 12–21   Bronze

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 El Morell Pavilion, Tarragona, Spain   Bastian Kersaudy   Serdar Koca
  Serhat Salim
21–9, 21–19   Gold

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Centre Sportif Régional d'Alsace,
Mulhouse, France
  Toma Junior Popov   Max Flynn
  Callum Hemming
21–17, 21–13   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[11] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[12]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 U.S. Open Super 300   Delphine Delrue   Lee Jhe-huei
  Hsu Ya-ching
17–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2019 Orléans Masters Super 100   Delphine Delrue   Ronan Labar
  Anne Tran
21–11, 21–14   Winner
2018 Dutch Open Super 100   Delphine Delrue   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
15–21, 15–21   Runner-up

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Czech Open   Ronan Labar   Miłosz Bochat
  Adam Cwalina
21–18, 17–21, 21–15   Winner
2015 Riga International   Thomas Baures   Mads Emil Christensen
  Kristoffer Knudsen
12–21, 13–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Azerbaijan International   Delphine Delrue   Mark Lamsfuß
  Isabel Herttrich
9–21, 23–21, 21–15   Winner
2019 Denmark International   Delphine Delrue   Ronan Labar
  Anne Tran
21–19, 18–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2019 Polish Open   Delphine Delrue   Ben Lane
  Jessica Pugh
17–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2018 Dutch International   Delphine Delrue   Mathias Thyrri
  Elisa Melgaard
21–17, 21–14   Winner
2018 Swedish Open   Delphine Delrue   Kristoffer Knudsen
  Isabella Nielsen
21–16, 21–10   Winner
2017 Portugal International   Delphine Delrue   Anton Kaisti
  Jenny Nystrom
21–19, 19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2016 Swiss International   Delphine Delrue   Oliver Schaller
  Celine Burkart
17–21, 21–10, 19–21   Runner-up
2016 Latvia International   Léonice Huet   Dmitrii Riabov
  Maria Shegurova
21–15, 18–21, 21–15   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Players: Thom Gicquel". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Badminton - Thom Gicquel". www.les-sports.info (in French). Info Média Conseil. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Estonian duo picks up victory in Riga". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  4. ^ "BADMINTON : Retour médaillé des "Europe" junior" (in French). CREPS Bordeaux Aquitaine. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  5. ^ "BADMINTON – (Ch. Europe Juniors) : Popov double Champion d'Europe !" (in French). PA-Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Today in Kazan: England's men power into final of European Team Championships". Badminton England. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  7. ^ "BADMINTON - CHAMPIONNATS d'EUROPE par équipe MASCULINE & FÉMININE – Les Bleus assurent la médaille !" (in French). PA-Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Athlete Profile: Gicquel Thom Mark". Tarragona 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Jeux Méditerranéens. Kersaudy et Gicquel en or !" (in French). Le Télégramme. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  10. ^ Godin, Stéphane (30 June 2019). "Gicquel en bronze à Minsk" (in French). L'Alsace. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  11. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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