Kelly Morgan

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For the English javelin thrower, see Kelly Morgan (athlete).

Kelly Morgan MBE (born 22 May 1975) is a Welsh Commonwealth and Olympic Games badminton player born in Pontypridd.[1] She represented Great Britain at the Olympics in 1996, 2000 and 2004.

Morgan won 13 consecutive Ladies Singles titles at the Welsh National Badminton Championships from 1992 to 2004, as well as 6 Ladies Doubles titles and 4 Mixed Doubles titles. She also won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1998, beating Aparna Popat of India in the final. She won the silver medal at the 1998 European Badminton Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the bronze medal at the 2000 European Badminton Championships in Glasgow.

In 2002 Morgan was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours List for her services to Sport.

Morgan attended Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive school in Beddau, Wales. Kelly Aston is her married name, and has 2 children.

Olympic competition[edit]

Morgan played badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics, defeating Yang Song of Australia in the first round and Zarinah Abdullah of Singapore in the second round, before losing to Mia Audina of Indonesia in the third round. Mia Audina went on to win the Silver Medal.[1]

Morgan played badminton at the 2000 Summer Olympics, defeating Aparna Popat of India in the first round and Koon Wai Chee Louisa of Hong Kong in the second round, before losing to Camilla Martin of Denmark in the third round. Camilla Martin went on to win the Silver Medal.[1]

Morgan played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics, defeating Lenny Permana of Australia in the first round but losing to Zhang Ning of China in the second round. Zhang Ning went on to win the Gold Medal.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kelly Morgan Biography and Olympic Results:Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Sports-Reference.com website. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010.