Fiona Smith (badminton)

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Fiona Smith
Personal information
Birth name Fiona Elliott
Country  England
Born 13 November 1963
Height 5'5"
Weight 8 st 12 lb
Handedness right
Highest ranking 6 in world

Fiona Smith (birth name: Fiona Elliott) is a former English female badminton player. One of the greatest ladies singles players Britain has produced, renowned for her mental strength, accuracy, fitness and poise on court.[citation needed] She is coached and trained by her brother Mark Elliott (England Junior International and Surrey County stalwart).

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 6 times English National singles champion.
  • 1 time English National mixed doubles champion.
  • 4 medals at 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh (gold in team event, silver in ladies singles and mixed doubles, bronze in ladies doubles).
  • Triple Gold Medalist at 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland (gold in ladies singles, ladies doubles and team event).
  • Silver medalist 1990 European Championships in Moscow.
  • Over 75 caps for England.

Personal life[edit]

Now residing in Marina Del Rey, California with her husband Peter (former England International and top 30 ranked singles player) and two children, Oliver and Lauren.