Petya Nedelcheva

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Petya Nedelcheva
TOTAL BWF World Champs 2015 Day 2 Petya Nedelcheva.jpg
Petya Nedelcheva at the 2015 BWF World Championships
Personal information
Country  Bulgaria
Born (1983-07-30) July 30, 1983 (age 33)
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Handedness Right
Coach Orlin Tsvetanov
Women's
Highest ranking 8 (WS) 23 Aug 2007[1]
3 (WD) 2 Dec 2010
324 (XD) 22 Sep 2016
Current ranking 107 (WS)
40 (WD)
343 (XD) (15 Dec 2016)
BWF profile

Petya Nedelcheva (Bulgarian: Петя Неделчева) (born July 30, 1983) is a Bulgarian badminton player. She was born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. At the Bulgarian National Badminton Championships she won more than 20 titles.

Career[edit]

A right handed Nedelcheva became a professional badminton player since 1999, when she competed at the Balkan Games Championships. In 2001, she won bronze medals at the European Junior Badminton Championships in the girls' singles and doubles event.[2][3] She also won the silver medal at the 2010 European Badminton Championships in the women's doubles event partnered with Anastasia Russkikh of Russia.[4] At the 2014 European Badminton Championships she won bronze partnered with Imogen Bankier from Scotland.[5] In 2015, she settles for bronze at the Baku 2015 European Games in the women's singles event.[6]

Olympic Games[edit]

Nedelcheva competed at the 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, and 2012 London Summer Olympics.[7] In 2008, she plays in the wome's singles and beat Tine Rasmussen of Denmark and Seo Yoon-hee of Korea in the first two rounds. In the quarterfinals, Nedelcheva lost to Zhou Mi of China 11-4, 11-1. Nedelcheva's partner in women's doubles was Neli Boteva. They were defeated by Ella Tripp and Joanne Wright of Great Britain in the round of 32.[8] In 2008, she reached the third round in the women's singles event after defeat Sara Persson of Sweden and Hadia Hosny of Egypt in the first two rounds. In the third Round, she lost to Wong Mew Choo of Malaysia in two sets.[8][9] In 2012, she did not advanced to the knock-out stage after placed 2nd in the group stage. She started off with a victory over Alesia Zaitsava from Belarus, but lost to Adrianti Firdasari from Indonesia.[10][11]

Major achievements[edit]

BWF/IBF Grand Prix[edit]

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score
2008 Bulgaria Open Indonesia Rosaria Yusfin Pungkasari 21-14, 21-12
2006 Bulgaria Open Russia Ella Karachkova 19-21, 21-19, 21-16
     Grand Prix Gold tournament
     Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score
2014 Eurasia Bulgaria International Turkey Ozge Bayrak 11-8, 11-6, 11-7
2014 White Nights Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva 21-14, 21-17
2012 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva 21-9, 21-18
2011 Turkey International Greece Anne Hald Jensen Walkover
2010 Bulgarian International Republic of Ireland Chloe Magee 21-17, 21-13
2009 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Linda Zechiri 21-4, 19-8 Retired
2009 Banuinvest International Bulgaria Linda Zechiri 21-9, 21-17
2008 Hungarian International Slovenia Maja Tvrdy 21-11, 21-8
2008 Bulgarian International Scotland Susan Hughes 21-11, 21-15
2007 Bulgarian International Canada Anna Rice 21-19, 21-16
2007 Hellas International Iceland Ragna Ingolfsdottir Walkover
2006 Banu Sport International Austria Simone Prutsch 21-12, 21-11
2006 Croatian International Estonia Kati Tolmoff 21-14, 21-18
2005 Dutch International Netherlands Karina de Wit 11-3, 11-5
2005 Bulgarian International Switzerland Jeanine Cicognini 11-7, 11-2
2005 Polish International Russia Ella Karachkova 11-9, 11-7
2005 Slovak International Poland Kamila Augustyn 11-2, 11-9
2004 Hungarian International Slovenia Maja Tvrdy 11-1, 11-6
2004 Welsh International Scotland Susan Hughes 11-9, 11-8
2004 Irish International England Elizabeth Cann 8-11, 11-8, 11-9
2003 Bulgarian International Scotland Susan Hughes 11-0, 11-0
2003 Iceland International Japan Miyo Akao 11-5, 13-10
2002 Iceland International Scotland Susan Hughes 11-3, 11-3
2002 Croatian International Japan Tomomi Matsuda 7-5, 7-1, 5-7
2002 Slovenian International Finland Anu Weckstrom 6-11, 11-1, 11-9
2002 Athens International Bulgaria Neli Boteva 11-4, 11-3
2001 Bulgarian International England Rebecca Pantaney 7-5, 2-7, 7-5
2001 Hungarian International Slovenia Maja Pohar 7-1, 5-7, 7-5
2000 Greece Athens International Bulgaria Dobrinka Smilianova 11-4, 11-4
1999 Cyprus International Cyprus Diana Knekna 11-0, 11-4

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score
2017 Estonian International Bulgaria Mariya Mitsova France Delphine Delrue
France Lea Palermo
21-12, 21-16
2016 Hungarian International Bulgaria Mariya Mitsova Denmark Gabriella Boje
Denmark Cecilie Sentow
11-6, 11-6, 11-5
2016 Slovak Open Bulgaria Mariya Mitsova Ukraine Vladyslava Lesnaya
Ukraine Darya Samarchants
11-5, 11-4, 11-3
2016 Hellas International Bulgaria Mariya Mitsova Germany Annabella Jaeger
Germany Vanessa Seele
21-11, 21-9
2014 Orleans International Scotland Imogen Bankier Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
21-14, 21-7
2013 Czech International Scotland Imogen Bankier Scotland Jillie Cooper
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour
21-6, 21-14
2013 Belgian International Scotland Imogen Bankier Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
13-21, 21-11, 21-18
2013 Kharkiv International Scotland Imogen Bankier Denmark Lena Grebak
Denmark Maria Helsbol
21-11, 21-12
2013 Bulgaria Eurasia Open Bulgaria Dimitria Popstoikova Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
21-11, 21-8
2013 Finnish Open Scotland Imogen Bankier Denmark Lena Grebak
Denmark Maria Helsbol
21-10, 21-14
2010 Bulgarian International Russia Anastasia Russkikh Russia Tatyana Bibik
Russia Olga Golovanova
Walkover
2009 Bulgarian International Russia Anastasia Russkikh Germany Nicole Grether
Canada Charmaine Reid
21-11, 21-18
2009 Banuinvest International Bulgaria Dimitria Popstoikova Romania Alexandra Milon
Romania Florentina Petre
21-17, 21-14
2009 Polish International Bulgaria Diana Dimova Netherlands Rachel Van Cutsen
Netherlands Paulien Van Dooremalen
21-18, 14-21, 21-16
2007 Hellas International Bulgaria Diana Dimova Denmark Maria Helsbol
Denmark Anne Skelbaek
21-14, 21-15
2006 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Diana Dimova Russia Anastasia Prokopenko
Russia Elena Chernyavskaya
21-18, 21-13
2006 Banu Sport International Bulgaria Diana Dimova Slovenia Maja Tvrdy
Slovenia Maja Kersnik
21-13, 21-11
2005 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Diana Dimova Switzerland Sabrina Jaquet
Switzerland Corinne Joerg
15-1, 15-11
2004 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse Russia Anastasia Russkikh India Jwala Gutta
India Shruti Kurien
15-11, 15-6
2004 Welsh International Scotland Yuan Wemyss England Katie Litherland
England Julie Pike
17-14, 15-0
2004 Dutch International Bulgaria Neli Boteva Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
15-10, 15-6
2004 Finnish International Bulgaria Neli Boteva Switzerland Judith Baumeyer
Switzerland Fabienne Baumeyer
15-11, 15-7
2004 Austrian International Bulgaria Neli Boteva England Liza Parker
England Suzanne Rayappan
15-9, 15-14
2003 Iceland International Bulgaria Neli Boteva Denmark Line Isberg
Denmark Karina Sorensen
7-15, 15-9, 15-10
2003 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Neli Boteva Bulgaria Diana Dimova
Bulgaria Maya Ivanova
15-10, 15-2
2002 Athens International Bulgaria Neli Boteva Cyprus Maria Ioannou
Cyprus Diana Knekna
11-3, 11-1
2000 Greece Athens International Bulgaria Diana Koleva Bulgaria Maya Ivanova
Bulgaria Dobrinka Smilianova
15-7, 15-7

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score
2016 Hellas International Bulgaria Lilian Mihaylov Poland Maciej Oceipa
Poland Karolina Gajos
21-18, 21-16
2005 Bulgarian International Bulgaria Vladimir Metodiev Bulgaria Julian Hristov
Bulgaria Diana Dimova
15-2, 15-6
2002 Athens International Bulgaria Konstantin Dobrev Bulgaria Boris Kessov
Bulgaria Neli Boteva
3-11, 11-1, 11-6
2002 Finish International Bulgaria Konstantin Dobrev Russia Sergei Ivlev
Russia Elena Schimko
3-7, 6-8, 7-0
2000 Greece Athens International Bulgaria Slantchezar Tzankov Bulgaria Ljuben Panov
Bulgaria Diana Dimova
15-9, 15-10
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Includes results against Olympic quarterfinals, Worlds semifinalists, and Super Series finalists, plus all Olympic opponents.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBF Historical Ranking - WOMENS SINGLES
  2. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Родената в Стара Загора Петя Неделчева с амбиции за медал". www.presstv.bg (in Bulgarian). PressTV Казанлък. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Denmark dominate on finals day in Manchester". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Battling Imogen Bankier forced to settle for European bronze". www.bbc.com. BBC News. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Бронзов медал в Баку за Петя Неделчева". trafficnews.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Petya Nedelcheva". www.olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Petya Nedelcheva". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Петя Неделчева вече на 1/8-финал". www.segabg.com (in Bulgarian). СЕГА АД. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Petya Nedelcheva, badminton, starts with a victory in London". bnr.bg. Bulgarian National Radio. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "Петя Неделчева заплаши да не се състезава повече за България". www.dnevnik.bg (in Bulgarian). Електронен дневник. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  12. ^ http://bwfcontent.tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=D122C443-A2F9-4A06-B076-6BF717DEEB83

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