Judy Devlin

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Judy Devlin
Personal information
Born (1935-10-22) 22 October 1935 (age 79)
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Judy Devlin (later Judy Hashman) (born 22 October 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a former badminton player who won more major international titles than any other player of her era.

Devlin began playing badminton with her Irish-born father Frank Devlin when she was seven in the Baltimore, Maryland region of the U.S.A. where her family had settled. Under her father's tutelage she developed a badminton game notable for its power, accuracy, and consistency. After dominating U.S. junior competition she won her first (adult) U.S. championship event, women's doubles, with her sister Sue in 1953. This marked the beginning of the run of success listed below. She married Dick Hashman in 1960, living in England thereafter and eventually becoming a British citizen.[1]

Career[edit]

Competing before the establishment of an official world championships for individual players and before badminton's entry into the Olympic Games, Devlin won 86 national and international titles. Among these are 31 titles in the USA, 8 titles in Germany, 7 titles in Canada, 4 titles in the Netherlands, 4 titles in Sweden, 3 titles in Ireland, 3 titles in Jamaica, 2 titles in Scotland, and a combined 19 titles in All England Open and English National competition. She played on U.S. Uber Cup teams that won three successive world championships (1957, 1960, 1963). In 1972 she won 2 titles (team and women's doubles) at the European Badminton Championships.

From 1954 to 1967 Devlin dominated the women's singles event at the U.S. Open, winning 12 titles in 14 years, including 8 consecutive championships from 1956 to 1963.

Judy Devlin is the third most successful player ever in the All England Badminton Championships, with 17 titles, 10 of them in women's singles and 7 in women's doubles.

She appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 21 March 1970,[2] and was inducted into the Badminton Hall of Fame in 1997, together with her father. She has also been inducted into the U. S. Badminton Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2009, both Judy and Sue were inducted into the Goucher College athletics Hall of Fame.

Afterwards, Judy Hashman created an excellent summer tennis course in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, which ran from 1972 until 2003.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Event Winner
1953 US National Championships Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1954 All England Women's single Judy Devlin
1954 All England Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1954 US Open Women's single Judy Devlin
1954 US Open Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1955 US Open Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1956 All England Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1956 US Open Women's single Judy Devlin
1956 US Open Mixed double Finn Kobbero / Judy Devlin
1957 Uber Cup Team USA
1957 All England Women's single Judy Devlin
1957 US Open Women's single Judy Devlin
1957 US Open Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1957 US Open Mixed double Finn Kobbero / Judy Devlin
1957 Canada Open Women's single Judy Devlin
1957 Canada Open Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1957 Jamaican Open Women's single Judy Devlin
1957 Jamaican Open Women's Double Ms Murray / Judy Devlin
1957 Jamaican Open Mixed Double A Feres / Judy Devlin
1958 All England Women's single Judy Devlin
1958 US Open Women's single Judy Devlin
1958 US Open Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1958 US Open Mixed double Finn Kobbero / Judy Devlin
1959 US Open Women's single Judy Devlin
1959 US Open Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1959 US Open Mixed double Michael "Bunky" Roche / Judy Devlin
1959 Canada Open Women's single Judy Devlin
1959 Canada Open Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1959 Canada Open Mixed double Don P. Davis / Judy Devlin
1960 Uber Cup Team USA
1960 All England Women's single Judy Devlin
1960 All England Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1960 US Open Women's single Judy Devlin
1960 US Open Women's double Sue Devlin / Judy Devlin
1960/1961 German Open Mixed double Yeoh Kean Hua / Judy Hashman
1960/1961 German Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1960/1961 German Open Women's double Judy Hashman / Sonia Cox
1961 All England Women's single Judy Hashman
1961 All England Women's double Judy Hashman / Sue Devlin
1961 US Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1961 US Open Women's double Sue Peard / Judy Hashman
1961 US Open Mixed double Wynn Rogers / Judy Hashman
1961 Scottish Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1961 Scottish Open Women's double Sue Peard / Judy Hashman
1961/1962 German Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1961/1962 German Open Women's double Judy Hashman / Tonny Holst-Christensen (USA / DEN)
1962 All England Women's single Judy Hashman
1962 All England Women's double Judy Hashman / Tonny Holst-Christensen (DEN)
1962 US Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1962 US Open Women's double Patsy Stephens / Judy Hashman
1962 US Open Mixed double Wynn Rogers / Judy Hashman
1962/1963 German Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1963 Uber Cup Team USA
1963 All England Women's single Judy Hashman
1963 All England Women's double Judy Hashman / Sue Devlin
1963 US Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1963 US Open Women's double Sue Peard/ Judy Hashman
1963/1964 German Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1964 All England Women's single Judy Hashman
1964 Swedish Open Women's double Judy Hashman / Mary U. O'Sullivan
1964 Swedish Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1964 Dutch Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1964 Dutch Open Women's double Sue Peard (/ Judy Hashman
1964 Irish Open Mixed double Robert McCoig / Judy Hashman
1964 Irish Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1964 Irish Open Women's double Sue Peard / Judy Hashman
1965 US Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1966 All England Women's double Judy Hashman / Sue Peard Devlin
1966 All England Women's single Judy Hashman
1966 US Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1966 US Open Women's double Sue Peard / Judy Hashman
1966 Swedish Open Women's double Judy Hashman / Eva Twedberg (USA / (SWE)
1966 Swedish Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1966 Canada Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1966 Canada Open Women's double Sue Peard / Judy Hashman
1966 German Open Women's Double Sue Peard / Judy Hashman
1967 All England Women's single Judy Hashman
1967 US Open Women's single Judy Hashman
1967 US Open Women's double Rosine Jones / Judy Hashman
1967 US Open Mixed double Jim Sydie / Judy Hashman
1971 Dutch Open Women's double Judy Hashman / Gillian Gilks
1972 European Championships Women's double Gillian Gilks / Judy Hashman
1972 English National Championships Women's double Judy Hashman / Gillian Gilks
1972 European Championships Team England (Ray Stevens, Elliot Stuart, Derek Talboat, Margaret Beck, Gillian Gilks, Judy Hashman)
1972 Dutch Open Women's double Judy Hashman / Gillian Gilks
1973 English National Championships Women's double Judy Hashman / Gillian Gilks

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Badminton Walk of Fame Plaza: Judy Devlin Hashman". Usabadminton.org. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Desert Island Discs - Castaway : Judy Hashman". BBC Online. BBC. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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