Kirsty Gilmour

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Kirsty Gilmour
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Kirsty Gilmour vs Tai Tzu-ying 12.jpg
Kirsty Gilmour at the 2013 French Super Series
Personal information
Birth name Kirsty Gilmour
Country  Scotland
Born (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 24)[1]
Bellshill, Scotland[1]
Residence Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Handedness Right
Women's singles
Highest ranking 14 (29 September 2016[2])
Current ranking 18 (12 April 2018[3])
BWF profile

Kirsty Gilmour (born 21 September 1993) is a badminton player from Scotland.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Gilmour won the silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, losing out to Michelle Li of Canada in the final.[6] She jointly won Scottish Young Sports Personality of the Year 2012 with swimmer Craig Benson.[7]

On 1 May 2016, Gilmour went down fighting to Carolina Marin, in the finals of the European Badminton Championships held in La Roche-sur-Yon, settling for the silver medal.

Making a second appearance at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Gilmour, the eleven seed, won her opening match against the unseeded Sabrina Jaquet in straight games. However, she lost her second match against the world No. 28 Linda Zetchiri by 21-12, 17-21, 16-21, thereby making an exit at the group stage.

In 2017 she made it back into the final round of the European Badminton Championship in Kolding, Denmark but her pace was stopped by defending champion Carolina Marin with score 14-21, 12-21. Gilmour earned a silver medal.

Achievements[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, Gold Coast, Australia Canada Michelle Li 21–11, 21–16 Bronze Bronze
2014 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland Canada Michelle Li 14–21, 7–21 Silver Silver

European Championships[edit]

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark Spain Carolina Marín 14–21, 12–21 Silver Silver
2016 Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France Spain Carolina Marín 12–21, 18–21 Silver Silver

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

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

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Scottish Open Denmark Mia Blichfeldt 23–21, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Canada Open Japan Saena Kawakami 21–19, 19–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Malaysia Masters India Pusarla Venkata Sindhu 15–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 U.S. Grand Prix Chinese Taipei Pai Yu-po 21–18, 15–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Scottish Open Denmark Line Kjaersfeldt 21–16, 16–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Dutch Open Germany Karin Schnaase 21–16, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Scottish Open Spain Carolina Marín 14–21, 21–11, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 London Open Spain Carolina Marín 19–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Orleans International Malaysia Lee Ying Ying 22–20, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Austrian Open Germany Fabienne Deprez 21–17, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Prague Open Bulgaria Linda Zechiri 21–16, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Belgian International Malaysia Goh Jin Wei 15–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Swedish Masters Spain Beatriz Corrales 21–18, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Spanish Open Spain Carolina Marin 21–19, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Swedish Masters Denmark Line Kjaersfeldt 24–22, 12–21, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Czech International Chinese Taipei Cheng Chi-ya 21–18, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Swiss International Indonesia Millicent Wiranto 24–22, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Czech International France Sashina Vignes Waran 21–18, 10–21, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Polish International England Panuga Riou 21–12, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Spanish Open Scotland Imogen Bankier Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
14–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Czech International Scotland Jillie Cooper Scotland Imogen Bankier
Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
6–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Welsh International Scotland Jillie Cooper England Lauren Smith
England Gabrielle White
7–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Czech International Scotland Jillie Cooper England Heather Olver
England Kate Robertshaw
16–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kirsty GILMOUR Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "BWF World Rankings: Ranking week: 9/11/2014". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "BWF World Rankings: Ranking week: 3/30/2017". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Players: Kirsty Gilmour". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Kirsty Gilmour". www.badmintonscotland.org.uk. BadmintonScotland. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Glasgow 2014: Scot Kirsty Gilmour misses out on badminton gold". BBC News Online. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Waddell, Gordon (12 December 2012). "Sunday Mail Sports Awards: London 2012 stars win standing ovation at inspirational ceremony". dailyrecord.co.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2016.