Chris Hunt
Personal information
Nickname(s)Chunty[citation needed]
Birth nameChristopher John Hunt
CountryEngland
Born (1968-12-01) 1 December 1968 (age 55)
Bolton, Lancashire, England
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2[1]
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  England
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria Men's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Den Bosch Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1998 Sofia Men's Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Herning Men's Doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 1998 Sofia Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Den Bosch Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Herning Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1987 Warsaw Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Warsaw Boys' doubles
BWF profile

Christopher John Hunt (born 1 December 1968)[2] is a retired[not verified in body] badminton player from England.

Personal life

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Chris Hunt was born on 1 December 1968 in Bolton, England. He has one brother.

In 2000 he met Liza Giambattista. In 2007 Hunt had a daughter called Gabriella Giambattista-Hunt. Then in 2018 Hunt and Giambattista got married after 18 years of being together.

Career

Hunt won the gold medal at the European Championships in the men's doubles with Simon Archer in 1994 and 1998. In 1996 they won the bronze medal. Hunt also won two commonwealth gold medals in the mixed team event and mixed doubles in Victoria [1994], along with a silver medal in the men's doubles.

He also participated at the 1992 Olympic Games in men's doubles, with Andy Goode, and they were defeated in the round of 16 by Lee Sang-bok and Shon Jin-hwan. At the 1996 Olympic Games, he competed in the men's doubles with Simon Archer, losing in quarterfinals, and in mixed doubles with Joanne Muggeridge, losing in the round of 32. Hunt also competed at the 2000 Olympic Games in the mixed doubles with Donna Kellogg, and they were beaten in the round of 32.

Major Achievements

Rank Event Date Venue
European Championships
1 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer) 1994 Den Bosch, NED
1 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer) 1998 Sofia, BUL
3 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer) 1996 Herning, DEN
Commonwealth Games
1 Mixed doubles (with Gillian Clark) 1994 Victoria, CAN
2 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer)
1 Mixed team
3 Men's doubles (with Simon Archer) 1998 Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Mixed doubles (with Donna Kellogg)
Open Championships
1 Men's doubles 1991 Spanish International
1 Men's doubles 1992 Austrian International
1 Mixed doubles 1994 Dutch Open
2 Mixed doubles 1994 All England

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Dutch Open England Simon Archer Indonesia Denny Kantono
Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
18–17, 5–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Swiss Open England Simon Archer Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen
Denmark Thomas Lund
6–15, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Denmark Open England Simon Archer Denmark Thomas Stavngaard
Denmark Jim Laugesen
15–17, 15–10, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 German Open England Simon Archer Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Jesper Larsen
4–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ "Badminton Players Profile". Archived from the original on 12 July 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Team GB in full".