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Valeria Mihailovna Sorokina (Russian: Валерия Михайловна Сорокина; born 29 March 1984) is a badminton player from Russia.[1] Together with her doubles partner Nina Vislova, she is the first Russian Olympic medalist in badminton.[2]

Valeria Sorokina
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Personal information
Birth nameВалерия Михайловна Сорокина
Valeria Mihailovna Sorokina
Country Russia
Born (1984-03-29) 29 March 1984 (age 35)
Reshetikha, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking4 (WD) 6 January 2011
11 (XD) 29 March 2012
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

She won the gold medal at the 2010 European Badminton Championships and bronze medals in 2008 and 2012 in women's doubles with Nina Vislova.[3][4] In her home country Russia she won seven national titles before 2013.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

She played in women's doubles discipline with Nina Vislova and finished in third place after winning bronze medal match against Canadian women's doubles players, Bruce and Li with 21-9, 21-10.[5]

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Wembley Arena, London, England   Nina Vislova   Alex Bruce
  Michelle Li
21-9, 21-10   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena,
Karlskrona, Sweden
  Nina Vislova   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Røpke
20-22, 21-13, 12-21   Bronze
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena,
Manchester, England
  Nina Vislova   Petya Nedelcheva
  Anastasia Russkikh
21-18, 21-14   Gold
2008 Herning, Denmark   Nina Vislova   Kamilla Rytter Juhl
  Lena Frier Kristiansen
19-21, 20-22   Bronze

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark   Nina Vislova   Therésè Nawrath
  Birgit Overzier
5-11, 11-5, 11-0[6]   Gold

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark   Anton Nazarenko   Marc Zwiebler
  Birgit Overzier
9-11, 9-11[6]   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation since 1983.

 
Valeria Sorokina at 2007 Dutch Open

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 U.S. Open   Nina Vislova   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
19-21, 17-21   Runner-up
2012 Russian Open   Nina Vislova   Tatjana Bibik
  Anastasia Chervaykova
Walkover   Winner
2011 Russian Open   Nina Vislova   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
22-20, 21-18   Winner
2010 Dutch Open   Nina Vislova   Mizuki Fujii
  Reika Kakiiwa
21-19, 21-19   Winner
2010 Russian Open   Nina Vislova   Yuriko Miki
  Koharu Yonemoto
21-18, 21-18   Winner
2009 Dutch Open   Nina Vislova   Sandra Marinello
  Birgit Overzier
21-13, 21-17   Winner
2009 Russian Open   Nina Vislova   Tatjana Bibik
  Olga Golovanova
21-8, 22-20   Winner
2008 Russian Open   Nina Vislova   Petya Nedelcheva
  Dimitria Popstoykova
21-18, 21-8   Winner
2007 Dutch Open   Nina Vislova   Anastasia Russkikh
  Ekaterina Ananina
22-20, 15-21, 13-21   Runner-up
2006 Bulgaria Open   Nina Vislova   Meiliana Jauhari
  Purwati
10-21, 9-21   Runner-up
2006 U.S. Open   Nina Vislova   Marina Yakusheva
  Ella Karachkova
21-15, 21-18   Winner
2005 Russian Open   Nina Vislova   Anna Larchenko
  Ekaterina Ananina
15-11, 15-8   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Russian Open   Vladimir Ivanov   Pranaav Jerry Chopra
  N. Sikki Reddy
17-21, 19-21   Runner-up
2012 Russian Open   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
21–19, 21-17   Winner
2011 Russian Open   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Shintaro Ikeda
  Reiko Shiota
21-18, 21-14   Winner
2010 Dutch Open   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Shintaro Ikeda
  Reiko Shiota
22-20, 21-9   Winner
2010 Russian Open   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
8-21, 21-14, 21-16   Winner
2009 Dutch Open   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
13-21, 21-16, 21-12   Winner
2009 Russian Open   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
16-21, 16-21   Runner-up
2008 Russian Open   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
21-19, 21-19   Winner
2006 U.S. Open   Vitalij Durkin   Sergey Ivlev
  Nina Vislova
21-15, 15-21, 21-16   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Italian International   Nina Vislova   Sandra Marinello
  Birgit Michels
21-14, 21-9   Winner
2011 Czech International   Nina Vislova   Nicole Grether
  Charmaine Reid
21-10, 21-16   Winner
2011 Dutch International   Nina Vislova   Paulien van Dooremalen
  Lotte Jonathans
24-22, 21-12   Winner
2010 White Nights   Nina Vislova   Petya Nedelcheva
  Anastasia Russkikh
21-17, 21-15   Winner
2009 Scottish Open   Nina Vislova   Mariana Agathangelou
  Emma Mason
21-16, 21-16   Winner
2009 Welsh International   Nina Vislova   Anita Raj Kaur
  Joanne Swee Ling Quay
21-14, 21-16   Winner
2009 White Nights   Nina Vislova   Anastasia Prokopenko
  Anastasia Russkikh
21-19, 13-21, 21-17   Winner
2009 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Nina Vislova   Laura Choinet
  Weny Rahmawati
21-12, 15-21, 21-9   Winner
2009 Finnish International   Nina Vislova   Sandra Marinello
  Birgit Overzier
16-21, 21-12, 21-13   Winner
2008 Italian International   Nina Vislova   Emelie Lennartsson
  Emma Wengberg
23–21, 21–14   Winner
2008 Bulgarian International   Nina Vislova   Emelie Lennartsson
  Emma Wengberg
21–16, 21–6   Winner
2008 Belgian International   Nina Vislova   Rachel van Cutsen
  Paulien van Dooremalen
21–10, 21–12   Winner
2008 White Nights   Nina Vislova   Ekaterina Ananina
  Anastasia Russkikh
12–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2008 European Circuit Finals   Nina Vislova   Ekaterina Ananina
  Anastasia Russkikh
21–19, 13–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2007 Italian International   Nina Vislova   Anastasia Russkikh
  Ekaterina Ananina
15–21, 24–26   Runner-up
2007 Scottish International   Nina Vislova   Gabrielle White
  Mariana Agathangelou
21–14, 21–14   Winner
2007 Norwegian International   Nina Vislova   Anastasia Russkikh
  Ekaterina Ananina
14–21, 22–20, 13–21   Runner-up
2007 Bulgarian International   Nina Vislova   Lim Pek Siah
  Haw Chiou Hwee
16–21, 21–13, 21–5   Winner
2007 White Nights   Nina Vislova   Anastasia Russkikh
  Ekaterina Ananina
15–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2006 Scottish International   Nina Vislova   Marina Yakusheva
  Elena Shimko
20-22, 13-21   Runner-up
2006 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Nina Vislova   Ekaterina Ananina
  Anastasia Russkikh
21-10, 18-21, 21-14   Winner
2006 Polish International   Nina Vislova   Kamila Augustyn
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
21-14, 12-21, 18-21   Runner-up
2006 Belgian International   Nina Vislova   Marina Yakusheva
  Elena Shimko
13-21, 13-21   Runner-up
2006 Italian International   Nina Vislova   Cai Jiani
  Yu Qi
12-21, 16-21   Runner-up
2005 Scottish International   Nina Vislova   Elin Bergblom
  Johanna Persson
15-5, 15-10   Winner
2005 Italian International   Nina Vislova   Ella Karachkova
  Marina Yakusheva
2-15, 15-8, 15-5   Winner
2005 Swedish International   Nina Vislova   Miyuki Tai
  Noriko Okuma
2-15, 4-15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Italian International   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
13-21, 21-18, 21-17   Winner
2011 Czech International   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Gert Kunka
  Amanda Hogstrom
21-15, 21-12   Winner
2011 Dutch International   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Mikkel Delbo Larsen
  Mie Schjott-Kristensen
13-21, 12-11 Retired   Winner
2009 Scottish Open   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Raj Veeran
  Renuga Veeran
21-11, 21-16   Winner
2009 Welsh International   Aleksandr Nikolaenko   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
13-21, 13-21   Runner-up
2007 Italian International   Vitalij Durkin   Alexandr Nikolaenko
  Nina Vislova
15-21, 21-18, 16-21   Runner-up
2007 Norwegian International   Vitalij Durkin   Kristof Hopp
  Birgit Overzier
15-21, 21-13, 15-21   Runner-up
2007 Austrian International   Vitalij Durkin   Alexandr Nikolaenko
  Nina Vislova
21-14, 22-20   Winner
2006 Scottish International   Vitalij Durkin   Alexandr Nikolaenko
  Nina Vislova
22-20, 21-11   Winner
2006 Polish International   Vitalij Durkin   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
4-21, 21-9, 13-21   Runner-up
2006 Belgian International   Vitalij Durkin   Svetoslav Stoyanov
  Elodie Eymard
21-14, 21-13   Winner
2006 Italian International   Vitalij Durkin   Peter Steffensen
  Mette Schjoldager
20-22, 12-21   Runner-up
2005 Italian International   Alexandr Nikolaenko   Vitalij Durkin
  Marina Yakusheva
10-15, 9-15   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "СОРОКИНА Валерия Михайловна". infosport.ru (in Russian). Стадион. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Russia Earns First Badminton Medal in Women's Doubles". sputniknews.com. Sputnik. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Euro Champs 2010 – Rytter Juhl and Laybourn add European to World Title; Tine claims Gold". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. ^ "European Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Bronze for Russians Vislova and Sorokina". www.badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Итоги European Junior Championships". www.воланчик.рф (in Russian). Retrieved 19 March 2017.

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