Adcock at the 2013 French Super Series
|Birth name||Christopher Adcock|
27 April 1989 |
|Residence||Milton Keynes, England|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (174 lb)|
|Men's & mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||9 (MD) 22 May 2014
5 (XD) 12 Mar 2015
|Current ranking||8 (XD) (22 Dec 2016)|
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.
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. Subsequently, Adcock reignited his mixed doubles partnership with Gabrielle White, whom he later married. They later won the BWF Super Series Masters Finals in 2015 and become the first British players to do so.
Adcock competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the mixed doubles alongside his wife. In 2015, he became the champion at the Dubai World Superseries Finals in mixed doubles event. In 2016, he competed at the Summer Olympics in mixed doubles event, but did not advance to the knocked out stage.
Adcock is currently sponsored by Yonex and YC Sports and plays for the Nottingham University-based NBL team.
BWF World Championships
|2011||Wembley Arena, London, England||Imogen Bankier|| Zhang Nan
European Badminton Championships
|2014||Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia||Andrew Ellis|| Mads Conrad-Petersen
Mads Pieler Kolding
|16-21, 21-19, 8-21||Bronze|
|2012||Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden||Andrew Ellis|| Mathias Boe
|2012||Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden||Imogen Bankier|| Robert Mateusiak
|17-21, 21-17, 19-21||Bronze|
BWF World Junior Championships
|2007||Waitakere Trust Stadium, Waitakere City, New Zealand||Gabrielle White|| Lim Khim Wah
Ng Hui Lin
|25-23, 20-22, 19-21||Silver|
European Junior Championships
|2007||Völklingen, Germany||Peter Mills|| Mads Conrad-Petersen
Mads Pieler Kolding
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2016||Dubai World Superseries Finals||Gabrielle Adcock|| Zheng Siwei
|2015||Dubai World Superseries Finals||Gabrielle Adcock|| Ko Sung-hyun
|2014||French Open||Gabrielle Adcock|| Tontowi Ahmad
|2013||Hong Kong Open||Gabrielle White|| Liu Cheng
BWF Grand Prix
|2009||Bitburger Open||Andrew Ellis|| Rupesh Kumar
|21-17, 20-22, 22-24||Runner-up|
|2016||Bitburger Open||Gabrielle Adcock|| Zheng Siwei
|2015||Bitburger Open||Gabrielle Adcock|| Robert Mateusiak
|2014||Swiss Open||Gabrielle Adcock|| Chai Biao
|2013||Bitburger Open||Gabrielle White|| Michael Fuchs
BWF International Challenge/Series
|2010||Irish International||Andrew Ellis|| Anthony Clark
|2010||Scottish International||Andrew Ellis|| Marcus Ellis
|19-21, 21-11, 15-21||Runner-up|
|2012||Finnish Open||Imogen Bankier|| Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
|22-24, 21-12, 21-13||Winner|
|2010||Italian International||Imogen Bankier|| Gert Kunka
|2010||Irish International||Imogen Bankier|| Christian John Skovgaard
|2010||Scottish International||Imogen Bankier|| Till Zander
Record against selected opponents
- Tao Jiaming & Tian Qing 1–0
- Xu Chen & Ma Jin 0–3
- Zhang Nan & Zhao Yunlei 2–5
- Chen Hung-ling & Cheng Wen-hsing 1–0
- Thomas Laybourn & Kamilla Rytter Juhl 0–1
- Michael Fuchs & Birgit Michels 0–1
- Tantowi Ahmad & Lilyana Natsir 1–3
- Shintaro Ikeda & Reiko Shiota 2–0
- Robert Mateusiak & Nadiezda Zieba 0–1
- Aleksandr Nikolaenko & Valeria Sorokina 0–1
- / Robert Blair & Gabrielle White 1–1
- Songphon Anugritayawon & Kunchala Voravichitchaikul 1–1
- Sudket Prapakamol & Saralee Thoungthongkam 0–3
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