Chris Adcock

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Chris Adcock
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Markis Kido - Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth — Chris Adcock - Gabrielle White 16.jpg
Chris Adcock at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Birth name Christopher Adcock
Country  England
Born (1989-04-27) April 27, 1989 (age 26)[1]
Leicester, England[1]
Residence Milton Keynes, England[1]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Handedness Left
Highest ranking 5 (12 March 2015[1])
Current ranking 7 (4 February 2016[1])
BWF profile

Chris Adcock (born 27 April 1989 in Leicester, England) is an internationally elite badminton player.[2]

Career[edit]

At the 2008 Thomas Cup Chris Adcock made his debut at a major senior international tournament where he played one match in the group stage. He would continue to represent England at the 2009 Sudirman Cup where the team played sixth. Adcock's world championship debut came at the 2010 Paris Worlds where he entered Mixed Doubles with Gabrielle White, but lost in the first round. He later switched Mixed Doubles partners to compete with Scottish player Imogen Bankier. They had a Cinderella run at the 2011 London Worlds where they defeated three seeded pairs before losing in the Final. Chris Adcock also competes in Men's Doubles, currently pairing with fellow Englishmen Andrew Ellis.

Although they qualified for the Olympics, they had a disappointing performance and lost in the first round.[3]

In October 2012, the pair announced their decision to split, with Bankier stating her intention to return to Badminton Scotland and form a Scottish partnership.[4]

Subsequently, Adcock has reignited his mixed doubles partnership with Gabrielle White, whom he later marry.[5] They later won the BWF Super Series Masters Finals in 2015 and become the first British players to do so.[6]

Adcock competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the mixed doubles alongside his wife.

Adcock is currently sponsored by Yonex and YC Sports and plays for the Nottingham University based NBL team.

Achievements[edit]

Mixed Doubles with Gabrielle Adcock

Year Tournament Opponent in the Final Score Result
2015 Super Series Finals South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21-14, 21-17 Winner
2015 Bitburger Open Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadiezda Zieba
18-21, 17-21 Runner-up
2014 French Open Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
9-21, 16-21 Runner-up
2013 Hong Kong Open China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
21-14, 24-22 Winner
2013 Bitburger Open Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Michels
19-21, 15-21 Runner-up

Notes:

     Super Series Premier / Finals tournaments
     Super Series tournaments
     Grand Prix Gold tournaments
     Grand Prix tournaments

Record Against Selected Opponents[edit]

Mixed Doubles results with Imogen Bankier against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Chris ADCOCK Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Christopher Adcock". Badminton England. 27 April 1989. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "BBC Sport". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bankier splits from Adcock". sportinglife.com. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chris Adcock and Gabby White renew mixed doubles partnership". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "World Superseries Finals: Adcocks win mixed doubles title". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "tournamentsoftware.com". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 5 November 2011.