Nora Perry

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Nora Perry
Personal information
Birth nameNora Gardner
Country England
Born1954 (age 64–65)

Nora Perry MBE (born 1954 as Nora Gardner) is an English former badminton player noted for her anticipation, racket control, and tactical astuteness. A doubles specialist, Perry won numerous major titles, with a variety of partners, from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. These included six All-England mixed doubles and two All-England women's doubles championships. She won both the 1980 IBF World Championships and the 1980 European Championships in women's doubles with Jane Webster. Three years later, she won the 1983 IBF World Championships title in mixed doubles with Thomas Kihlström. Generally regarded as one of the greatest female mixed doubles players in the game's history, in 1999 she was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame.

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Women's doubles 1980 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
1 Mixed doubles 1983 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
2 Mixed doubles 1980 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
2 Women's doubles 1983 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
3 Women's doubles 1977 Sweden, Malmö, Sweden
3 Mixed doubles 1977 Sweden, Malmö, Sweden
European Championships
1 Women's doubles 1978 England Preston, England
1 Mixed doubles 1978 England Preston, England
1 Women's doubles 1980 Netherlands Groningen, Netherlands
1 Mixed doubles 1980 Netherlands Groningen, Netherlands
2 Women's doubles [1] 1974 Austria Vienna, Austria
2 Women's doubles [1] 1976 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland
2 Women's doubles 1982 Germany Böblingen, Germany
2 Mixed doubles 1982 Germany Böblingen, Germany
3 Mixed doubles 1976 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland
All England Open
1 Women's doubles 1980, 1981 England Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England
1 Mixed doubles 1975,[1] 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985 England Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c As Nora Gardner

References[edit]

  • All England Champions 1899-2007
  • English results
  • European results
  • Pat Davis: The Encyclopaedia of Badminton. Robert Hale, London, 1987, p. 120-121, ISBN 0-7090-2796-6