Valeria Sorokina

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Valeria Sorokina
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Personal information
Birth nameВалерия Михайловна Сорокина
Valeria Mihailovna Sorokina
Country Russia
Born (1984-03-29) 29 March 1984 (age 35)
Reshetikha, Nizhny Novgorod, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking4 (WD) 6 January 2011
11 (XD) 29 March 2012
BWF profile

Valeria Mihailovna Sorokina (Russian: Валерия Михайловна Сорокина; born 29 March 1984) is a badminton player from Russia.[1] Together with her doubles partner Nina Vislova, she is the first Russian Olympic medalist in badminton.[2]

Career[edit]

She won the gold medal at the 2010 European Badminton Championships and bronze medals in 2008 and 2012 in women's doubles with Nina Vislova.[3][4] In her home country Russia she won seven national titles before 2013.

Achievements[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

She played in women's doubles discipline with Nina Vislova and finished in third place after winning bronze medal match against Canadian women's doubles players, Bruce and Li with 21-9, 21-10.[5]

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Wembley Arena, London, England Russia Nina Vislova Canada Alex Bruce
Canada Michelle Li
21-9, 21-10 Bronze Bronze

European Championships[edit]

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena,
Karlskrona, Sweden
Russia Nina Vislova Denmark Line Damkjaer Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
20-22, 21-13, 12-21 Bronze Bronze
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena,
Manchester, England
Russia Nina Vislova Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
Russia Anastasia Russkikh
21-18, 21-14 Gold Gold
2008 Herning, Denmark Russia Nina Vislova Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen
19-21, 20-22 Bronze Bronze

European Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark Russia Nina Vislova Germany Therésè Nawrath
Germany Birgit Overzier
5-11, 11-5, 11-0[6] Gold Gold

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark Russia Anton Nazarenko Germany Marc Zwiebler
Germany Birgit Overzier
9-11, 9-11[6] Bronze Bronze

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Valeria Sorokina at 2007 Dutch Open

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 U.S. Open Russia Nina Vislova Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
19-21, 17-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Russian Open Russia Nina Vislova Russia Tatjana Bibik
Russia Anastasia Chervaykova
Walkover 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Russian Open Russia Nina Vislova Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
22-20, 21-18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Dutch Open Russia Nina Vislova Japan Mizuki Fujii
Japan Reika Kakiiwa
21-19, 21-19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Russian Open Russia Nina Vislova Japan Yuriko Miki
Japan Koharu Yonemoto
21-18, 21-18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Dutch Open Russia Nina Vislova Germany Sandra Marinello
Germany Birgit Overzier
21-13, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Russian Open Russia Nina Vislova Russia Tatjana Bibik
Russia Olga Golovanova
21-8, 22-20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Russian Open Russia Nina Vislova Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
Bulgaria Dimitria Popstoykova
21-18, 21-8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Dutch Open Russia Nina Vislova Russia Anastasia Russkikh
Russia Ekaterina Ananina
22-20, 15-21, 13-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Bulgaria Open Russia Nina Vislova Indonesia Meiliana Jauhari
Indonesia Purwati
10-21, 9-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 U.S. Open Russia Nina Vislova Russia Marina Yakusheva
Russia Ella Karachkova
21-15, 21-18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Russian Open Russia Nina Vislova Russia Anna Larchenko
Russia Ekaterina Ananina
15-11, 15-8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Russian Open Russia Vladimir Ivanov India Pranaav Jerry Chopra
India N. Sikki Reddy
17-21, 19-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Russian Open Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
21–19, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Russian Open Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Japan Shintaro Ikeda
Japan Reiko Shiota
21-18, 21-14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Dutch Open Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Japan Shintaro Ikeda
Japan Reiko Shiota
22-20, 21-9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Russian Open Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
8-21, 21-14, 21-16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Dutch Open Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
13-21, 21-16, 21-12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Russian Open Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
16-21, 16-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Russian Open Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
21-19, 21-19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 U.S. Open Russia Vitalij Durkin Russia Sergey Ivlev
Russia Nina Vislova
21-15, 15-21, 21-16 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Italian International Russia Nina Vislova Germany Sandra Marinello
Germany Birgit Michels
21-14, 21-9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Czech International Russia Nina Vislova Canada Nicole Grether
Canada Charmaine Reid
21-10, 21-16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Dutch International Russia Nina Vislova Netherlands Paulien van Dooremalen
Netherlands Lotte Jonathans
24-22, 21-12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 White Nights Russia Nina Vislova Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
Russia Anastasia Russkikh
21-17, 21-15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Scottish Open Russia Nina Vislova England Mariana Agathangelou
Scotland Emma Mason
21-16, 21-16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Welsh International Russia Nina Vislova Malaysia Anita Raj Kaur
Malaysia Joanne Swee Ling Quay
21-14, 21-16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 White Nights Russia Nina Vislova Russia Anastasia Prokopenko
Russia Anastasia Russkikh
21-19, 13-21, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse Russia Nina Vislova France Laura Choinet
France Weny Rahmawati
21-12, 15-21, 21-9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Finnish International Russia Nina Vislova Germany Sandra Marinello
Germany Birgit Overzier
16-21, 21-12, 21-13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Italian International Russia Nina Vislova Sweden Emelie Lennartsson
Sweden Emma Wengberg
23–21, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Bulgarian International Russia Nina Vislova Sweden Emelie Lennartsson
Sweden Emma Wengberg
21–16, 21–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Belgian International Russia Nina Vislova Netherlands Rachel van Cutsen
Netherlands Paulien van Dooremalen
21–10, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 White Nights Russia Nina Vislova Russia Ekaterina Ananina
Russia Anastasia Russkikh
12–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 European Circuit Finals Russia Nina Vislova Russia Ekaterina Ananina
Russia Anastasia Russkikh
21–19, 13–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Italian International Russia Nina Vislova Russia Anastasia Russkikh
Russia Ekaterina Ananina
15–21, 24–26 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Scottish International Russia Nina Vislova England Gabrielle White
England Mariana Agathangelou
21–14, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Norwegian International Russia Nina Vislova Russia Anastasia Russkikh
Russia Ekaterina Ananina
14–21, 22–20, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Bulgarian International Russia Nina Vislova Malaysia Lim Pek Siah
Malaysia Haw Chiou Hwee
16–21, 21–13, 21–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 White Nights Russia Nina Vislova Russia Anastasia Russkikh
Russia Ekaterina Ananina
15–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Scottish International Russia Nina Vislova Russia Marina Yakusheva
Russia Elena Shimko
20-22, 13-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse Russia Nina Vislova Russia Ekaterina Ananina
Russia Anastasia Russkikh
21-10, 18-21, 21-14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Polish International Russia Nina Vislova Poland Kamila Augustyn
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
21-14, 12-21, 18-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Belgian International Russia Nina Vislova Russia Marina Yakusheva
Russia Elena Shimko
13-21, 13-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Italian International Russia Nina Vislova China Cai Jiani
China Yu Qi
12-21, 16-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Scottish International Russia Nina Vislova Sweden Elin Bergblom
Sweden Johanna Persson
15-5, 15-10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Italian International Russia Nina Vislova Russia Ella Karachkova
Russia Marina Yakusheva
2-15, 15-8, 15-5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Swedish International Russia Nina Vislova Japan Miyuki Tai
Japan Noriko Okuma
2-15, 4-15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Italian International Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
13-21, 21-18, 21-17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Czech International Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Estonia Gert Kunka
Sweden Amanda Hogstrom
21-15, 21-12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Dutch International Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Denmark Mikkel Delbo Larsen
Denmark Mie Schjott-Kristensen
13-21, 12-11 Retired 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Scottish Open Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Australia Raj Veeran
Australia Renuga Veeran
21-11, 21-16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Welsh International Russia Aleksandr Nikolaenko Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
13-21, 13-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Italian International Russia Vitalij Durkin Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko
Russia Nina Vislova
15-21, 21-18, 16-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Norwegian International Russia Vitalij Durkin Germany Kristof Hopp
Germany Birgit Overzier
15-21, 21-13, 15-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Austrian International Russia Vitalij Durkin Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko
Russia Nina Vislova
21-14, 22-20 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Scottish International Russia Vitalij Durkin Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko
Russia Nina Vislova
22-20, 21-11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Polish International Russia Vitalij Durkin Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
4-21, 21-9, 13-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Belgian International Russia Vitalij Durkin France Svetoslav Stoyanov
France Elodie Eymard
21-14, 21-13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Italian International Russia Vitalij Durkin Denmark Peter Steffensen
Denmark Mette Schjoldager
20-22, 12-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Italian International Russia Alexandr Nikolaenko Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Marina Yakusheva
10-15, 9-15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "СОРОКИНА Валерия Михайловна". infosport.ru (in Russian). Стадион. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Russia Earns First Badminton Medal in Women's Doubles". sputniknews.com. Sputnik. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Euro Champs 2010 – Rytter Juhl and Laybourn add European to World Title; Tine claims Gold". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. ^ "European Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Bronze for Russians Vislova and Sorokina". www.badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Итоги European Junior Championships". www.воланчик.рф (in Russian). Retrieved 19 March 2017.

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