Brice Leverdez
Brice Leverdez (FRA).jpg
Leverdez in 2017
Personal information
CountryFrance
Born (1986-04-09) 9 April 1986 (age 36)
La Garenne-Colombes, France
ResidenceSaint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Years active2005
HandednessRight
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking19 (MS 12 July 2018)
49 (MD 26 June 2014)
Current ranking40 (MS 9 August 2022)
BWF profile

Brice Leverdez (born 9 April 1986) is a French badminton player.[1][2] He was a champion at the 2013 Mediterranean Games, won a silver medal at the 2015 European Games, and a bronze medal at the 2018 European Championships.

Career

Leverdez started playing badminton at aged 12, and continued after that at the club, then in 2008, he joined France national badminton team.[1] In 2005, he won bronze medal at the European Junior Badminton Championships in boys' doubles event partnered with Matthieu Lo Ying Ping.[3] He won French National Badminton Championships in men's singles event from 2008 to 2015.[4][5] In 2012, he competed in men's singles event at the Summer Olympic Games held in London. During group stage, he had defeated Edwin Ekiring 21-12, 21-11, but was defeated by Wong Wing Ki 21-11, 21-16. He finished second place in group stage, and did not advance.[6] In 2013, he won gold medal at the Mediterranean Games in men's singles event.[7] In 2016, he won silver medal at the European Men's Team Championships in men's team event.[4] In the same year, he competed at the Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the group stage, he defeating Raul Must 21-18, 18-21, 21-12, and defeated by Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21-11, 21-18. He did not advance to the final stage after finished second in group stage.[8]

In February, Leverdez won his ninth National Championships title.[9] He qualified to represent France at the 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus. He finished as the runner-up and won a silver medal after being defeated by Anders Antonsen in the final with the score 19–21, 21–14, 10–21.[10]

Achievements

European Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus Denmark Anders Antonsen 19–21, 21–14, 10–21
Silver
Silver

European Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva, Spain Denmark Viktor Axelsen 7–21, 9–21
Bronze
Bronze

Mediterranean Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2013 Mersin University Hall, Mersin, Turkey Spain Pablo Abián 21–17, 23–21
Gold
Gold

European Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 De Maaspoort,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
France Matthieu Lo Ying Ping Denmark Rasmus Bonde
Denmark Kasper Henriksen
15–11, 8–15, 7–15[11]
Bronze
Bronze

BWF Grand Prix (1 title, 2 runners-up)

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2010 U.S. Open England Rajiv Ouseph 17–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Canada Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 15–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Scottish Open Sweden Henri Hurskainen 21–8, 16–21, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (13 titles, 3 runners-up)

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2007 Ecuador International Portugal Fernandes Ricardo 21–17, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Carebaco International United States Raju Rai 21–12, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Welsh International Scotland Kieran Merrilees 21–15, 18–21, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Canadian International Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas 16–21, 21–18, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Kharkiv International Ukraine Dmytro Zavadsky 9–21, 21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Belgian International Indonesia Andre Kurniawan Tedjono 21–7, 13–21, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Spanish Open Sweden Gabriel Ulldahl 21–14, 22–24, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Tahiti International France Matthieu Lo Ying Ping 21–14, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Swiss International Russia Vladimir Malkov 22–20, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Puerto Rico International Brazil Daniel Paiola 21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Polish Open Denmark Rasmus Fladberg 21–6, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Italian International Germany Marc Zwiebler 21–17, 14–21, 26–24 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Portugal International France Lucas Corvée 21–10, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Swiss International France Lucas Corvée Germany Daniel Benz
Malaysia Chan Kwong Beng
16–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Puerto Rico International France Lucas Corvée France Laurent Constantin
France Matthieu Lo Ying Ping
21–14, 21–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Portugal International France Lucas Corvée Scotland Christopher Grimley
Scotland Matthew Grimley
26–24, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

  1. ^ a b "Players: Brice Leverdez". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Brice Leverdez". www.ffbad.org (in French). Fédération Française de Badminton. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Quelques portraits de joueurs" (PDF). edap.vendee.fr (in French). Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Consultez les fiches détaillées des Bleus du badminton" (PDF). franceolympique.com (in French). Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Brice Leverdez". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Yigit and Leverdez Shine at Mediterranean Games". www.bwfbadminton.org. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Badminton - Brice Leverdez". olympics.cbc.ca. CBC. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  9. ^ Fioux, David (4 February 2019). "Championnats de France : Brice Leverdez retrouve sa couronne". www.lequipe.fr (in French). Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Brice Leverdez, battu en finale des Championnats d'Europe : « J'ai tout donné »" (in French). L'Équipe. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Adcock leads the gold rush in Europe". Badminton England. Retrieved 10 September 2016.