Gabby Adcock

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Gabrielle Adcock
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tontowi Ahmad - Liliyana Natsir vs Chris Adcock - Gabrielle White 21.jpg
Personal information
Birth name Gabrielle White
Country  England
Born (1990-09-30) 30 September 1990 (age 26)[1]
Leeds, England[1]
Residence Milton Keynes, England[1]
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Handedness Right
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking 16 (WD) 8 Jul 2010
5 (XD) 12 Mar 2015
Current ranking 8 (XD) (22 Dec 2016)
BWF profile

Gabrielle Adcock (born 30 September 1990; née White) is a badminton player from Leeds, England.[2]

Career[edit]

Gabby started playing badminton at aged 10 in the badminton club at her school and became a full-time player straight from school at 16. She competes in badminton as a doubles specialist.[1][2] In 2007, she won a bronze medal at the European Junior Badminton Championships in girls' doubles event partnered with Mariana Agathangelou.[3] At the 2007 BWF World Junior Championships, she won a silver medals in mixed doubles event partnered with Chris Adcock. They defeated by Lim Khim Wah and Ng Hui Lin of Malaysia in the finals round with the score 25-23, 20-22, and 19-21.[4] Prior to the London Olympics she was paired with Robert Blair and Jenny Wallwork, though both pairs failed to qualify.

Gabby and her partner in mixed doubles Chris Adcock

She paired up with her husband Chris Adcock, whom she married in 2013, and won the 2013 Hong Kong Super Series against the world No.1 and Olympic Champion, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, 21–12, 21–16 in the semifinals round.[5] They also won the 2014 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold against Chai Biao and Tang Jinhua 21–17, 21–13.[6] She competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the mixed doubles alongside her husband.[7]

In 2015, she became the champion in mixed doubles at 2015 BWF Super Series Masters Finals against Korean pair Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na.[8] In 2016, she competed at the Summer Olympics in mixed doubles event, but did not advance to the knocked out stage.[9]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Mixed Doubles

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

European Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Völklingen, Saarbrücken, Germany England Mariana Agathangelou Belarus Olga Konon
Czech Republic Kristina Ludikova
20-22, 12-21 Bronze Bronze

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 Chris Adcock China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
12-21, 12-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals England Chris Adcock South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–14, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 French Open England Chris Adcock Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
9-21, 16-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Hong Kong Open England Chris Adcock 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.

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Bitburger Open England Chris Adcock China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
16-21, 21-23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Bitburger Open England Chris Adcock Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadiezda Zieba
18-21, 17-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Swiss Open England Chris Adcock China Chai Biao
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Bitburger Open England Chris Adcock Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Michels
19-21, 15-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Dutch Open England Marcus Ellis Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
15-21, 13-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 German Open Scotland Robert Blair Japan Shintaro Ikeda
Japan Reiko Shiota
16-21, 21-16, 21-15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Welsh International England Lauren Smith Scotland Jillie Cooper
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour
21-7, 21-14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Denmark International England Lauren Smith Denmark Line Damkjaer Kruse
Denmark Marie Roepke
18-21, 19-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Portugal International England Alexandra Langley England Helena Lewczynska
England Hayley Rogers
21-11, 21-19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Scottish International England Jenny Wallwork England Mariana Agathangelou
England Heather Olver
21-17, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Welsh International England Marcus Ellis England Chris Langridge
England Heather Olver
22-20, 21-16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Scottish International England Marcus Ellis Netherlands Ruud Bosch
Netherlands Selena Piek
21-16, 21-16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Czech International England Marcus Ellis England Chris Langridge
England Heather Olver
20-22, 7-6 Retired 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Belgian International England Marcus Ellis England Chris Langridge
England Heather Olver
9-21, 21-10, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Spanish Open England Marcus Ellis France Ronan Labar
France Emilie Lefel
21–9, 21-13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Portugal International England Marcus Ellis Croatia Zvonimir Durkinjak
Croatia Stasa Poznanovic
21-17, 15-21, 24-22 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament


Record Against Selected Opponents[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Gabrielle ADCOCK Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Gabby Adcock". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Badminton: China tops in junior badminton". www.nzherald.co.nz. The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Badminton: Chris Adcock & Gabby White into Hong Kong final". www.bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Swiss Open 2014 - review: China Sweep Thwarted". www.bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 December 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 the mixed doubles title at the World Superseries Finals". Daily Mail. 
  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. ^ "Gabrielle Adcock: Head To Head". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2016.