Chris Adcock

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Chris Adcock
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Personal information
Birth nameChristopher Adcock
CountryEngland
Born (1989-04-27) 27 April 1989 (age 31)[1]
Leicester, England[1]
ResidenceMilton Keynes, England[1]
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
HandednessLeft
Men's & mixed doubles
Career title(s)11
Highest ranking9 (MD 22 May 2014)
4 (XD 24 August 2017)
Current ranking13 (XD 17 March 2020)
BWF profile
Websitewww.theadcocks.com

Chris Adcock (born 27 April 1989) is an English internationally elite badminton player.[2] Adcock is currently sponsored by Yonex and YC Sports and plays for the University of Nottingham-based NBL team.

Career[edit]

At the 2008 Thomas Cup Chris Adcock made his debut at a major senior international tournament where he played one match in the group stage. He would continue to represent England at the 2009 Sudirman Cup where the team played sixth. His world championships debut came at the 2010 BWF World Championships where he entered mixed doubles with Gabrielle White, but lost in the first round. He later switched Mixed Doubles partners to compete with Scottish player Imogen Bankier. They had a Cinderella run at the 2011 London Worlds where they defeated three seeded pairs before losing in the final. Chris Adcock also competes in Men's Doubles, currently pairing with fellow Englishmen Andrew Ellis. Although they qualified for the Olympics, they had a disappointing performance and lost in the first round.[3]

Chris Adcock and his current partner in mixed doubles Gabby Adcock

In October 2012, the pair announced their decision to split, with Bankier stating her intention to return to Badminton Scotland and form a Scottish partnership.[4] Subsequently, Adcock reignited his mixed doubles partnership with White, whom he later married.[5] They later won the BWF Super Series Masters Finals in 2015, and become the first British players to do so.[6]

Adcock competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the mixed doubles alongside his wife.[7] In 2015, he became the champion at the Dubai World Superseries Finals in mixed doubles event.[8] In 2016, he competed at the Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles event, but did not advance to the knockout stage.[9]

In October 2016, the Adcocks were the semifinalist at the Denmark Open, but they lost to home duo Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the straight games.[10] The Adcocks then reaching the final at the Grand Prix Gold tournament at the 2016 Bitburger Open, defeated by the Chinese pair Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen with the score 16–21, 21–23. At the end of 2016 BWF Season, the Adcocks were qualified to compete at the Dubai World Superseries Finals.[11] They advanced to the final round after placed second in the group stage, won a semifinal match against Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto of Indonesia in three games, but they lost again to Chinese paired Zheng and Cheng.[12][13]

In 2017, the Adcocks won the gold medal at the European Championships in Denmark defeating Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the final.[14] They also clinched the bronze medal at the BWF World Championships in Glasgow.[15] In 2018, he competed at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, and defend the mixed doubles gold with his wife, also claimed the mixed team bronze.[16][17]

In 2019, he qualified to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Games, played in the mixed doubles with his wife. Competed as the top seeds the duo advance to the final stage, they were defeated by their compatriot Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in straight games 14–21, 9–21, and settle for a silver medal.[18]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena,
London, England
Scotland Imogen Bankier China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
15–21, 7–21 Silver Silver
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
England Gabby Adcock China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
15–21, 21–23 Bronze Bronze

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
England Gabby Adcock England Chris Langridge
England Heather Olver
21–9, 21–12 Gold Gold
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
England Gabby Adcock England Marcus Ellis
England Lauren Smith
19–21, 21–17, 21–16 Gold Gold

European Games[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus United Kingdom Gabby Adcock United Kingdom Marcus Ellis
United Kingdom Lauren Smith
14–21, 9–21 Silver Silver

European Championships[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena,
Karlskrona, Sweden
England Andrew Ellis Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
11–21, 14–21 Bronze Bronze
2014 Gymnastics Center,
Kazan, Russia
England Andrew Ellis Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
16–21, 21–19, 8–21 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena,
Karlskrona, Sweden
Scotland Imogen Bankier Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadiezda Zieba
17–21, 21–17, 19–21 Bronze Bronze
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
England Gabby Adcock Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–17, 18–21, 21–19 Gold Gold
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
Huelva, Spain
England Gabby Adcock Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–18, 17–21, 21–18 Gold Gold

BWF World Junior Championships[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Waitakere Trust Stadium,
Waitakere City, New Zealand
England Gabrielle White Malaysia Lim Khim Wah
Malaysia Ng Hui Lin
25–23, 20–22, 19–21 Silver Silver

European Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Hermann-Neuberger-Halle,
Völklingen, Germany
England Peter Mills Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
21–16, 21–15 Gold Gold

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

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[19] 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.[20]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Thailand Open Super 500 England Gabby Adcock Indonesia Hafiz Faizal
Indonesia Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja
12–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Dutch Open Super 100 England Gabby Adcock Netherlands Robin Tabeling
Netherlands Selena Piek
17–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Denmark Open Super 750 England Gabby Adcock Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Germany Isabel Herttrich
21–18, 11–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[21] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[22] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Hong Kong Open England Gabrielle White China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
21–14, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 French Open England Gabby Adcock Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
9–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals England Gabby Adcock South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–14, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Dubai World Superseries Finals England Gabby Adcock China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
12–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 4 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Bitburger Open England Andrew Ellis India Rupesh Kumar
India Sanave Thomas
21–17, 20–22, 22–24 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Bitburger Open England Gabrielle White Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Michels
19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Swiss Open England Gabby Adcock China Chai Biao
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Bitburger Open England Gabby Adcock Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadiezda Zieba
18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Bitburger Open England Gabby Adcock China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
16–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Scottish International England Andrew Ellis England Marcus Ellis
England Peter Mills
19–21, 21–11, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Irish International England Andrew Ellis England Anthony Clark
England Chris Langridge
21–13, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Portugal International England Gabrielle White China Zhang Yi
China Cai Jiani
14–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Scottish International Scotland Imogen Bankier Germany Till Zander
Germany Gitte Koehler
21–10, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Irish International Scotland Imogen Bankier Denmark Christian John Skovgaard
Denmark Britta Andersen
21–13, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Italian International Scotland Imogen Bankier Estonia Gert Kunka
Sweden Amanda Hogstrom
21–14, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Finnish Open Scotland Imogen Bankier Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
Denmark Sara Thygesen
22–24, 21–12, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponents[edit]

Mixed doubles results with Imogen Bankier against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[23]

References[edit]

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  15. ^ "Chris and Gabby Adcock lose Badminton World Championships semi-final". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
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