Heather Olver

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Heather Olver
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Chan Peng Soon - Goh Liu Ying — Chris Langridge - Heather Olver 07.jpg
Heather Olver at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Country England
Born (1986-03-15) 15 March 1986 (age 33)
Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
HandednessRight
CoachJulian Robertson
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking18 (WD) 10 March 2011
15 (XD) 13 March 2014
BWF profile

Heather Olver (born 15 March 1986) is an English badminton player.[1] Her career highlights so far include mixed team and mixed doubles silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, European women’s doubles bronze, and reaching the final of the 2013 London Grand Prix Gold and Scottish Open.[2] She also competed at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.[3]

Early career[edit]

She started playing at the age of six and started when she joined her local club, Waldron Junior BC, with her brother.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2005, Olver won the women's doubles at both the England Junior Championships and the Welsh International. In 2009, she was successful four times internationally, and in the following year she won the bronze medal at the European Championships in women's doubles.[4]

She competed in the mixed team and mixed doubles event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won silver medals respectively.[5][6] She also won mixed team bronze in 2010.[5]

Education[edit]

She has a degree in Coach Education and Sports Development from the University of Bath. She was both a triple jumper and a 200m sprinter at Heathfield Community College in East Sussex.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
England Chris Langridge England Chris Adcock
England Gabrielle Adcock
9–21, 12–21 Silver Silver

European Championships[edit]

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena,
Manchester, England
England Mariana Agathangelou Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
Russia Anastasia Russkikh
18–21, 13–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

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

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Canada Open England Lauren Smith Australia Setyana Mapasa
Australia Gronya Somerville
15–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Scottish Open England Lauren Smith Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
7–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Scottish Open England Chris Langridge Scotland Robert Blair
Scotland Imogen Bankier
16–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 London Grand Prix Gold England Chris Langridge Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Michels
19–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Peru International England Lauren Smith Germany Johanna Goliszewski
Germany Carla Nelte
18–21, 21–19, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Orleans International England Lauren Smith France Delphine Delrue
France Lea Palermo
21–19, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 USA International England Lauren Smith Thailand Puttita Supajirakul
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
18–21, 21–19, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Welsh International England Lauren Smith Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
10–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Kharkiv International England Lauren Smith Thailand Jongkongphan Kittiharakul
Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai
18–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Finnish Open England Lauren Smith France Delphine Lansac
France Emilie Lefel
21–13, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Orleans International England Lauren Smith Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
20–22, 21–16, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Austrian International England Lauren Smith Indonesia Suci Rizky Andini
Indonesia Maretha Dea Giovani
14–21, 21–23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Welsh International England Lauren Smith England Sophie Brown
England Kate Robertshaw
21–11, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Spanish Open England Kate Robertshaw Denmark Maiken Fruergaard
Denmark Sara Thygesen
18–21, 21–13, 22–20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Swiss International England Kate Robertshaw Germany Isabel Herttrich
Germany Carla Nelte
21–15, 15–21, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Czech International England Kate Robertshaw Scotland Jillie Cooper
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour
21–16, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Polish Open England Mariana Agathangelou United States Eva Lee
United States Paula Lynn Obanana
21–12, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Swedish Masters England Mariana Agathangelou United States Eva Lee
United States Paula Lynn Obanana
21–15, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Irish International England Mariana Agathangelou Malaysia Ng Hui Ern
Malaysia Ng Hui Lin
21–14, 16–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Bulgarian International England Mariana Agathangelou India Pradnya Gadre
India Prajakta Sawant
18–21, 21–7, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Belgian International England Mariana Agathangelou Singapore Shinta Mulia Sari
Singapore Yao Lei
12–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Irish International England Mariana Agathangelou Denmark Maria Helsbol
Denmark Anne Skelbaek
21–12, 12–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Scottish International England Mariana Agathangelou England Jenny Wallwork
England Gabrielle White
17–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Irish International England Mariana Agathangelou Denmark Maria Helsbol
Denmark Anne Skelbaek
21–13, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Welsh International England Hayley Connor England Mariana Agathangelou
England Rachel Howard
6–15, 17–16, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Welsh International England Chris Langridge Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
21–17, 10–21, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Welsh International England Chris Langridge England Marcus Ellis
England Gabrielle White
20–22, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Czech International England Chris Langridge England Marcus Ellis
England Gabrielle White
22–20, 6–7 Retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Belgian International England Chris Langridge England Marcus Ellis
England Gabrielle White
21–9, 10–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Irish International England Marcus Ellis Netherlands Dave Khodabux
Netherlands Selena Piek
21–19, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Swedish Masters England Robin Middleton Netherlands Dave Khodabux
Netherlands Samantha Barning
15–21, 21–9, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Norwegian International England Marcus Ellis England Robin Middleton
England Mariana Agathangelou
21–19, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Belgian International England Marcus Ellis Belgium Wouter Claes
Belgium Nathalie Descamps
21–9, 25–23 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Austrian International England Robert Adcock Ukraine Valeriy Atrashchenkov
Ukraine Elena Prus
21–17, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Swedish International England Robert Adcock Ukraine Valeriy Atrashchenkov
Ukraine Elena Prus
16–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Scottish International England Robert Adcock Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Annekatrin Lillie
16–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Slovak International England Matthew Honey England David Lindley
England Suzanne Rayappan
12–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Heather Olver". Badminton England. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  2. ^ "About Heather". Team GB. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Heather Olver". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Heather Olver". Bath Chronicle. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Silver for Olver at Glasgow 2014". University of Bath. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Second silver for Olver on final day of Glasgow Games". University of Bath. Retrieved 2 June 2017.