Chris Adcock

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Chris Adcock
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Personal information
Birth name Christopher Adcock
Country  England
Born (1989-04-27) 27 April 1989 (age 27)[1]
Leicester, England[1]
Residence Milton Keynes, England[1]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Handedness Left
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking 9 (MD) 22 May 2014
5 (XD) 12 Mar 2015
Current ranking 8 (XD) (22 Dec 2016)
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]

Chris Adcock and his partner in mixed doubles Gabrielle Adcock

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 reignited his mixed doubles partnership with Gabrielle White, whom he later married.[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.[7] In 2015, he became the champion at the Dubai World Superseries Finals in mixed doubles event.[8] In 2016, he competed at the Summer Olympics in mixed doubles event, but did not advance to the knocked out stage.[9]

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

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England Scotland Imogen Bankier China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
15-21, 7-21 Silver Silver

European Badminton Championships[edit]

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia England Andrew Ellis Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
16-21, 21-19, 8-21 Bronze Bronze
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden England Andrew Ellis Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
11-21, 14-21 Bronze Bronze

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden Scotland Imogen Bankier Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadiezda Zieba
17-21, 21-17, 19-21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Waitakere Trust Stadium, Waitakere City, New Zealand England Gabrielle White Malaysia Lim Khim Wah
Malaysia Ng Hui Lin
25-23, 20-22, 19-21 Silver Silver

European Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Völklingen, Germany England Peter Mills Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
21-16, 21-15 Gold Gold

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[10] 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,[11] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals England Gabrielle Adcock China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
12-21, 12-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals England Gabrielle Adcock South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–14, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 French Open England Gabrielle Adcock Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
9-21, 16-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Hong Kong Open England Gabrielle White China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
21–14, 24–22 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Bitburger Open England Andrew Ellis India Rupesh Kumar
India Sanave Thomas
21-17, 20-22, 22-24 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Bitburger Open England Gabrielle Adcock China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
16-21, 21-23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Bitburger Open England Gabrielle Adcock Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadiezda Zieba
18-21, 17-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Swiss Open England Gabrielle Adcock China Chai Biao
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Bitburger Open England Gabrielle White Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Michels
19-21, 15-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Irish International England Andrew Ellis England Anthony Clark
England Chris Langridge
21-13, 21-16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Scottish International England Andrew Ellis England Marcus Ellis
England Peter Mills
19-21, 21-11, 15-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Finnish Open Scotland Imogen Bankier Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
Denmark Sara Thygesen
22-24, 21-12, 21-13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Italian International Scotland Imogen Bankier Estonia Gert Kunka
Sweden Amanda Hogstrom
21-14, 21-15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Irish International Scotland Imogen Bankier Denmark Christian John Skovgaard
Denmark Britta Andersen
21-13, 21-11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Scottish International Scotland Imogen Bankier Germany Till Zander
Germany Gitte Koehler
21-10, 21-12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Mixed Doubles results with Imogen Bankier against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "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. ^ "Glasgow 2014: Chris & Gabby Adcock win mixed doubles gold". www.bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Chris and Gabby Adcock win mixed doubles crown at World Superseries Finals in Dubai". www.express.co.uk. Daily Express. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Chris and Gabby Adcock knocked out". www.bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006. 
  11. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "tournamentsoftware.com". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 5 November 2011.