Tony Jordan
Personal information
CountryEngland
Born1934 (age 87–88)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1966 Kingston Mixed doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1968 Bochum Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1968 Bochum Men's doubles

Anthony Derek Jordan MBE (born 1934) is a former English badminton player who won numerous international titles from the mid-1950s through the late 1960s.

Biography

Known for his quick and deceptive racket work, Tony Jordan was primarily a doubles specialist with his greatest success coming in mixed doubles. Between 1956 and 1968 Jordan shared four mixed doubles titles with three different partners at the prestigious All-England Championships.[1] He played on seven successive English Thomas Cup (men's international) teams between 1951 and 1970.[2]

Jordan won the gold medal at the 1968 European Badminton Championships in mixed doubles with Susan Whetnall.

In later life, he partnered Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert for leisurely play in West London. He appeared on an episode of Would I Lie to You? where Gilbert told this story. [3]

References

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 108.
  2. ^ Herbert Scheele, The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971 Canterbury, Kent, England: J.A. Jennings Ltd., 1971.
  3. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Tony: David Mitchell's bedtime storyteller? Sally Phillips' uncle? Rhod Gilbert's badminton partner?". YouTube.