Gabby Adcock
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Tontowi Ahmad - Liliyana Natsir vs Chris Adcock - Gabrielle White 21.jpg
Personal information
Full nameGabrielle Marie Adcock
Birth nameGabrielle Marie White
CountryEngland
Born (1990-09-30) 30 September 1990 (age 31)[1]
Leeds, England[1]
ResidenceMilton Keynes, England[1]
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking16 (WD 8 July 2010)
4 (XD 24 August 2017)
Current ranking16 (XD 8 March 2022)
BWF profile

Gabrielle Marie Adcock (née White; born 30 September 1990) is an English retired badminton player.[2]

Career

Gabby started playing badminton aged 10 in the badminton club at her school and became a full-time player straight from school at 16. She competes in badminton as a doubles specialist.[1][2] In 2007, she won a bronze medal at the European Junior Badminton Championships in girls' doubles event partnered with Mariana Agathangelou.[3] At the 2007 BWF World Junior Championships, she won a silver medal in mixed doubles event partnered with Chris Adcock. They were defeated by Lim Khim Wah and Ng Hui Lin of Malaysia in the finals round with the score 25–23, 20–22, and 19–21.[4] Prior to the London Olympics she was paired with Robert Blair and Jenny Wallwork, though both pairs failed to qualify.

Gabby and her partner in mixed doubles Chris Adcock
Gabby and her partner in mixed doubles Chris Adcock

She paired up with her husband Chris Adcock, whom she married in 2013, and won the 2013 Hong Kong Super Series against the world No.1 and Olympic Champion, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei, 21–12, 21–16 in the semifinals round.[5] They also won the 2014 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold against Chai Biao and Tang Jinhua 21–17, 21–13.[6] She competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning gold in the mixed doubles alongside her husband.[7]

In 2015, she became the champion in mixed doubles at the 2015 BWF Super Series Masters Finals against Korean pair Ko Sung-hyun and Kim Ha-na.[8] In 2016, she competed at the Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles event, but did not advance to the knockout stages.[9]

In 2019, she qualified to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Games and played in the mixed doubles with Chris Adcock. Competing as the top seeds, the duo advanced to the final, but was defeated by their compatriots Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in straight games 14–21, 9–21, and settled for a silver medal.[10]

In January 2021, Adcock announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 on 26 December 2020. As a result, she and Chris withdrew from the three tournaments scheduled to occur that month in Thailand: the Yonex Thailand Open, Toyota Thailand Open, and World Tour Finals.[11]

Achievements

BWF World Championships

Mixed doubles

ear Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
England Chris Adcock China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
15–21, 21–23
Bronze
Bronze

Commonwealth Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Emirates Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
England Lauren Smith Malaysia Lim Yin Loo
Malaysia Lai Pei Jing
16–21, 21–15, 21–16
Bronze
Bronze

Mixed doubles

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

European Games

Mixed doubles

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

European Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
England Chris Adcock Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–17, 18–21, 21–19
Gold
Gold
2018 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín,
Huelva, Spain
England Chris Adcock Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–18, 17–21, 21–18
Gold
Gold

BWF World Junior Championships

Mixed doubles

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

European Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Hermann-Neuberger-Halle,
Völklingen, Saarbrücken, Germany
England Mariana Agathangelou Belarus Olga Konon
Czech Republic Kristína Ludíková
20–22, 12–21
Bronze
Bronze

BWF World Tour (3 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[12] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[13]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Thailand Open Super 500 England Chris 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 Chris Adcock Netherlands Robin Tabeling
Netherlands Selena Piek
17–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Denmark Open Super 750 England Chris 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)

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[14] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[15] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Hong Kong Open England Chris Adcock China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
21–14, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 French Open England Chris Adcock Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
9–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals England Chris 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 Chris 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 (2 titles, 4 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.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 German Open Scotland Robert Blair Japan Shintaro Ikeda
Japan Reiko Shiota
16–21, 21–16, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Dutch Open England Marcus Ellis Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
15–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Bitburger Open England Chris Adcock Germany Michael Fuchs
Germany Birgit Michels
19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Swiss Open England Chris Adcock China Chai Biao
China Tang Jinhua
21–17, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Bitburger Open England Chris Adcock Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadieżda Zięba
18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Bitburger Open England Chris 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 (8 titles, 6 runners-up)

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Slovak International England Mariana Agathangelou England Sarah Bok
England Suzanne Rayappan
21–13, 14–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Scottish International England Mariana Agathangelou Russia Valeria Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
14–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Portugal International England Mariana Agathangelou China Cai Jiani
China Zhang Xi
17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Scottish International England Jenny Wallwork England Mariana Agathangelou
England Heather Olver
21–17, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Portugal International England Alexandra Langley England Helena Lewczynska
England Hayley Rogers
21–11, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Denmark International England Lauren Smith Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
18–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Welsh International England Lauren Smith Scotland Jillie Cooper
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour
21–7, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Portugal International England Chris Adcock China Zhang Yi
China Cai Jiani
14–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Portugal International England Marcus Ellis Croatia Zvonimir Đurkinjak
Croatia Staša Poznanović
21–17, 15–21, 24–22 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Spanish Open England Marcus Ellis France Ronan Labar
France Émilie Lefel
21–9, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Belgian International England Marcus Ellis England Chris Langridge
England Heather Olver
9–21, 21–10, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Czech International England Marcus Ellis England Chris Langridge
England Heather Olver
20–22, 7–6 retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Scottish International England Marcus Ellis Netherlands Ruud Bosch
Netherlands Selena Piek
21–16, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Welsh International England Marcus Ellis England Chris Langridge
England Heather Olver
22–20, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponents

Mixed doubles results with Chris Adcock against Super Series finalists, Worlds semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.[16]

References

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