Chloe Birch
Birch at the 2022 Commonwealth Games medal ceremony.
Personal information
Birth nameChloe Francesca Hannah Birch
CountryEngland
Born (1995-09-16) 16 September 1995 (age 28)
Preston, England
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachMike Adams
Alex Marritt
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking42 (WS 9 April 2019)
12 (WD with Lauren Smith 25 January 2022)
Current ranking39 (WD with Lauren Smith),
199 (WD with Estelle van Leeuwen) (13 February 2024)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Great Britain
European Games
Silver medal – second place 2019 Minsk Women's doubles
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2022 Birmingham Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Gold Coast Mixed team
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 2021 Kyiv Women's doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Leuven Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Lubin Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Aire-sur-la-Lys Mixed team
BWF profile

Chloe Francesca Hannah Birch (born 16 September 1995) is an English badminton player.[1]

Career

She was introduced to badminton through school and started playing at age eight at Abbeydale Badminton Club. Birch received the Michael Vaughan Award from Silverdale School, and competed at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2013.[2] She was the runner-up in 2016 English National Championships women's singles.[3]

Birch graduated from Loughborough University with sport and exercise science degree.[4]

Birch was part of the English team that won the mixed team bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.[5][6] She won the women's doubles silver medal at the 2019 European Games partnered with Lauren Smith.[7]

In 2023, she won the doubles national title at the English National Badminton Championships, at the David Ross Sports Village in Nottingham. This was her seventh national title and took her to joint 11th in the all time list for women.[8]

Achievements

Commonwealth Games

The six medallists in the women's badminton doubles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Left to right: Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith (England), Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan (Malaysia), Treesa Jolly and Gayathri Gopichand (India).

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2022 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England England Lauren Smith Malaysia Pearly Tan
Malaysia Thinaah Muralitharan
5–21, 8–21 Silver Silver

European Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club,
Minsk, Belarus
United Kingdom Lauren Smith Netherlands Selena Piek
Netherlands Cheryl Seinen
21–14, 13–21, 15–21 Silver Silver

European Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 Palace of Sports,
Kyiv, Ukraine
England Lauren Smith Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
14–21, 19–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Tour (1 title, 1 runner-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[9] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300, and the BWF Tour Super 100.[10]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Orléans Masters Super 100 England Lauren Smith Chinese Taipei Hsu Ya-ching
Chinese Taipei Hu Ling-fang
21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 SaarLorLux Open Super 100 England Lauren Smith China Liu Xuanxuan
China Xia Yuting
16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF International Challenge/Series (7 titles, 11 runners-up)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Romanian International Belgium Lianne Tan 7–11, 7–11, 10–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Hungarian International Indonesia Aprilia Yuswandari 19–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Portugal International Denmark Mia Blichfeldt 12–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Romanian International England Jenny Wallwork France Léa Palermo
France Anne Tran
11–6, 14–21, 8–11, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Slovenia International England Jenny Wallwork Germany Linda Efler
Germany Lara Kaepplein
18–21, 21–19, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Polish International England Jessica Pugh Sweden Clara Nistad
Sweden Emma Wengberg
16–21, 21–6, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Iceland International England Jenny Wallwork England Jessica Pugh
England Sarah Walker
10–21, 21–10, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Portugal International England Sarah Walker Malaysia Goh Yea Ching
Malaysia Peck Yen Wei
9–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Dutch International England Sophie Brown Netherlands Myke Halkema
Netherlands Lisa Malaihollo
21–4, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Slovenia International England Sarah Walker England Jessica Pugh
Netherlands Cheryl Seinen
22–20, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Belgian International England Lauren Smith Denmark Julie Finne-Ipsen
Denmark Rikke Søby Hansen
24–22, 18–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Czech Open England Lauren Smith France Émilie Lefel
France Anne Tran
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Denmark International England Lauren Smith Japan Saori Ozaki
Japan Akane Watanabe
13–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Azerbaijan International England Lauren Smith Russia Ekaterina Bolotova
Russia Alina Davletova
21–18, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Kharkiv International England Lauren Smith Canada Rachel Honderich
Canada Kristen Tsai
21–14, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Dutch Open England Lauren Smith Netherlands Debora Jille
Netherlands Cheryl Seinen
10–5 retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Welsh International England Lauren Smith France Margot Lambert
France Anne Tran
21–9, 14–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2024 Estonian International England Estelle van Leeuwen Turkey Bengisu Erçetin
Turkey Nazlıcan İnci
21–23, 21–16, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Players: Chloe Birch". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Chloe Birch". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Archived from the original on 10 April 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "English National Championships 2016: Adcocks revel in fourth title". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Former Sport and Exercise Science student Chloe Birch lands badminton spot for Gold Coast". Loughborough University. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Commonwealth Games: England reach badminton mixed team semi-finals". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Commonwealth Games: England beat Singapore to claim badminton team bronze". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Sterling silver for Smith and Birch in Minsk". Badminton England. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  8. ^ "English National Badminton Championships 2023". Badminton England. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  9. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  10. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.