7 Inspiring Figures In Badminton In The UK
Ben has been playing and loving badminton, representing England just by the age of 9
Chris first played for England all the way back in 2007 and made his Olympic debut in London for team GB. Since then, he has played at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Chris has also been in the world top 10 for over 5 years now, making him one of the next badminton players. Not only this, but he also plays mixed doubles on badminton’s world tour with his wife, Gabby.
That leads us nicely onto Gabby Adcock, Chris’ wife, who has won world bronze at senior level when playing mixed doubles alongside her husband. She is now a Team GB Olympian, as well as Europeans’ number one, competing on the Badminton world tour with her husband for the last 8 years. Her current world ranking is 6 and has a long list of world tour achievements from 2013 through to 2018.
Next on the list is Chloe Birch, who is predominantly a women’s single player, but also plays doubles sometimes. Chloe was runner up in the 2016 English National Championships and has won 11 national junior titles! She currently ranks 2nd nationally for women’s singles and 6th for women’s doubles.
Since he was 2 years old, Ben has been playing and loving badminton, representing England just by the age of 9 – shows what hard work can do! Ben is a double junior European medalist, as well as junior national champion. At the moment he plays mixed doubles with Jess Pugh and men’s doubles with Sean Vendy. Ben continues to dream big and has set himself goals, such as winning Olympic gold and becoming world number one – Ben is one of the best professional badminton players to follow.
Following these famous badminton players UK will help you to stay inspired as you work towards your dream sporting goals
Jess' ambition is to become world champion and currently ranks 2nd nationally for mixed doubles and 3rd for women’s doubles.
Jess Pugh, who plays mixed doubles with Ben, is the rising star of English badminton. She is a former European junior champion, who has been competing on the Superseries circuit for the past year. Her ambition is to become world champion and currently ranks 2nd nationally for mixed doubles and 3rd for women’s doubles.
Ben Lane’s other doubles partner is Sean Vendy, who has won national titles at every junior age group. He was even runner-up in the European U19 Championships back in 2015! This young player has set his ambitions to win both an Olympic and World Championship medal.
Lauren Smith currently ranks 20th worldwide in women’s doubles and 58th worldwide for mixed doubles. She is a double National Champion, who has won medals at both the Commonwealth and European games, as well as making her Olympic debut back in 2016 at the Rio Games, alongside her teammate Heather Olver.
If you want to become the best badminton player you can be and set yourself goals to achieve these successes too, then it’s important that you remain focused and motivated. Following these famous badminton players UK will help you to stay inspired as you work towards your dream sporting goals! Good luck!