Lauren Smith (badminton)

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Lauren Smith
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Personal information
Country England
Born (1991-09-26) 26 September 1991 (age 28)
Carlisle, Cumbria, England
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachJulian Robertson
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking20 (WD 18 June 2015)
7 (XD 21 June 2018)
Current ranking29 (WD), 9 (XD) (5 November 2019)
BWF profile

Lauren Smith (born 26 September 1991) is an English badminton player.[1] She competed for England in the women's doubles and mixed team events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she won a bronze and silver medal respectively.[2] In 2016, she represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[3]

Teamed-up with Gabrielle Adcock, she won the women's doubles gold medals at the English National Badminton Championships in 2013 and 2014.[4][5] In 2015 and 2016, she also won the women's doubles title partnered with Heather Olver.[6]

Smith qualified to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Games, played in the women's doubles with Chloe Birch and in the mixed doubles with Marcus Ellis. Competed as the unseeded and second seeds in the women's and mixed doubles event respectively, she reached the finals in both events.[7] She and Birch managed to claim the silver medal after lose a match to Dutch pair in the rubber games.[8] She then claimed the mixed doubles gold medal with Ellis after beat their compatriot Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock with the score 21–14, 21–9.[9]

Achievements[edit]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
England Sarah Walker Malaysia Chow Mei Kuan
Malaysia Vivian Hoo
12–21, 12–21 Silver Silver
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
England Gabrielle Adcock Malaysia Lim Yin Loo
Malaysia Lai Pei Jing
16–21, 21–15, 21–16 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
England Marcus Ellis England Chris Adcock
England Gabrielle Adcock
21–19, 17–21, 16–21 Silver Silver

European Games[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club,
Minsk, Belarus
United Kingdom Chloe Birch Netherlands Selena Piek
Netherlands Cheryl Seinen
21–14, 13–21, 15–21 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club,
Minsk, Belarus
United Kingdom Marcus Ellis United Kingdom Chris Adcock
United Kingdom Gabrielle Adcock
21–14, 21–9 Gold Gold

European Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
England Sarah Walker Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
15–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
Huelva, Spain
England Marcus Ellis Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
16–21, 21–19, 12–21 Bronze Bronze

European Junior Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Federal Technical Centre - Palabadminton,
Milan, Italy
England Ben Stawski Netherlands Jacco Arends
Netherlands Selena Piek
6–21, 14–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF World Tour (5 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[10] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[11]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 England Chloe Birch China Liu Xuanxuan
China Xia Yuting
16–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Orléans Masters Super 100 England Chloe Birch Chinese Taipei Hsu Ya-ching
Chinese Taipei Hu Ling-fang
21–18, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Scottish Open Super 100 England Marcus Ellis Netherlands Jacco Arends
Netherlands Selena Piek
13–6 Retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 England Marcus Ellis China Lu Kai
China Chen Lu
19–21, 21–18, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Dutch Open Super 100 England Marcus Ellis France Thom Gicquel
France Delphine Delrue
21–15, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Spain Masters Super 300 England Marcus Ellis Denmark Niclas Nøhr
Denmark Sara Thygesen
19–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Canada Open Super 100 England Marcus Ellis Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Germany Isabel Herttrich
21–13, 21–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Swiss Open Super 300 England Marcus Ellis Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Germany Isabel Herttrich
20–22, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 2 runners-up)[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 doubles

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

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Dutch Open England Marcus Ellis Netherlands Jacco Arends
Netherlands Selena Piek
21–17, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (13 titles, 13 runners-up)[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Kharkiv International England Chloe Birch Canada Rachel Honderich
Canada Kristen Tsai
21–14, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Azerbaijan International England Chloe Birch Russia Ekaterina Bolotova
Russia Alina Davletova
21–18, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Denmark International England Chloe Birch Japan Saori Ozaki
Japan Akane Watanabe
13–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Czech Open England Chloe Birch France Émilie Lefel
France Anne Tran
21–14, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Czech Open England Sarah Walker Japan Erina Honda
Japan Nozomi Shimizu
13–21, 21–14, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Czech International England Sarah Walker Bulgaria Mariya Mitsova
Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
21–12, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Belgian International England Chloe Birch Denmark Julie Finne-Ipsen
Denmark Rikke Søby Hansen
24–22, 18–21, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Peru International England Heather Olver Germany Johanna Goliszewski
Germany Carla Nelte
18–21, 21–19, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Orleans International England Heather Olver France Delphine Delrue
France Lea Palermo
21–19, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 USA International England Heather Olver Thailand Puttita Supajirakul
Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai
18–21, 21–19, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Welsh International England Heather Olver Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
10–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Kharkiv International England Heather Olver Thailand Jongkongphan Kittiharakul
Thailand Rawinda Prajongjai
18–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Finnish Open England Heather Olver France Delphine Lansac
France Emilie Lefel
21–13, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Orleans International England Heather Olver Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
20–22, 21–16, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Austrian International England Heather Olver Indonesia Suci Rizky Andini
Indonesia Maretha Dea Giovani
14–21, 21–23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Welsh International England Heather Olver England Sophie Brown
England Kate Robertshaw
21–11, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Welsh International England Gabrielle White Scotland Jillie Cooper
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour
21–7, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Denmark International England Gabrielle White Denmark Line Damkjaer Kruse
Denmark Marie Roepke
18–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Welsh International England Alexandra Langley Malaysia Ng Hui Ern
Malaysia Ng Hui Lin
16–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Turkiye Open England Alexandra Langley Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
14–21, 21–16, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Portugal International England Alexandra Langley England Helen Davies
England Alyssa Lim
14–21, 21–14, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Portugal International England Alexandra Langley Belgium Steffi Annys
Belgium Severine Corvilain
13–21, 21–13, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Italian International England Marcus Ellis England Ben Lane
England Jessica Pugh
21–16, 19–21, 4–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Polish Open England Ben Stawski England Nathan Robertson
England Jenny Wallwork
15–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Turkiye Open England Ben Stawski England Chris Coles
England Jessica Fletcher
21–19, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Portugal International England Ben Stawski England Robin Middleton
England Alexandra Langley
23–25, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lauren Smith". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Lauren Smith Biography". results.glasgow2014.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Cumbrian badminton star exits Rio Olympics with win". www.newsandstar.co.uk. News and Star. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Victory for Lauren Smith". www.itv.com. ITV. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Rajiv Ouseph wins seventh straight national title". www.bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  6. ^ "English National Championships 2016: Adcocks revel in fourth title". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Pressure to perform spurs British badminton stars to new heights". Minsk 2019. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Sterling silver for Smith and Birch in Minsk". Badminton England. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  9. ^ Bech, Rasmus (30 June 2019). "Smith and Ellis winning Team GB clash". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  10. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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