Helen Suzanne Troke
Personal information
Country Great Britain
Born (1964-11-07) 7 November 1964 (age 57)
Southampton, England[1]
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  England
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Copenhagen Women's singles
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 1984 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane team event
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh team event
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Edinburgh Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1990 Edinburgh team event
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Böblingen Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1984 Preston Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1984 Preston Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1986 Uppsala Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1986 Uppsala Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kristiansand Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow Women's singles
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1981 Edinburgh Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1983 Helsinki Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1983 Helsinki Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1981 Edinburgh Mixed team

Helen Troke (born 7 November 1964) MBE, is a retired female badminton player of England.

Career

She won the bronze medal at the 1983 IBF World Championships in women's singles. From 1982 to 1986 she won two singles and three team titles at the European championships.

She represented England and won double gold in the team event, at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[2][3]

Achievements

World Championships

Women's singles
Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1983 Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark China Li Lingwei 10–12, 6–11
Bronze

Commonwealth Games

Women's singles
Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1982 Edmonton, Brisbane, Australia England Sally Podger 4–11, 11–3, 11–5
Gold
1986 Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland England Fiona Elliott 11–4, 11–4
Gold
1990 Auckland Badminton Hall,
Auckland, New Zealand
India Deepti Thanekar 11–0, 11–0
Bronze
Women's doubles
Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland England Fiona Elliott Canada Claire Backhouse-Sharpe
Canada Linda Cloutier
15–8, 15–11
Bronze

European Championships

Women's singles
Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1984 Guild Hall, Preston, England England Sally Podger 11–5, 11–2
Gold
1986 Uppsala, Sweden Denmark Kirsten Larsen 9–12, 11–3, 11–2
Gold
1990 Minor Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium,
Moscow, Soviet Union
Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 2–11, 6–11
Bronze

European Junior Championships

Girls' singles
Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1981 Meadowbank Sports Centre,
Edinburgh, Scotland
Denmark Nettie Nielsen 8–11, 12–9, 11–6
Gold
1983 Helsinki,
Finland
Sweden Christine Magnusson 11–5, 12–10
Gold

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Women's singles
Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1983 Swedish Open England Jane Webster 11–2, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 German Open England Karen Beckman 12–9, 10–12, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1984 Thailand Open Denmark Kirsten Larsen 11–5, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Dutch Open Denmark Kirsten Larsen 4–11, 11–7, 12–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Ivana Lie 11–12, 9–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1984 Denmark Open China Zheng Yuli 6–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 India Open Denmark Kirsten Larsen 11–8, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Malaysia Open England Gillian Gowers Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Kirsten Larsen 11–5, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 German Open South Korea Kim Yun-ja 1–11, 11–8, 10–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Indonesia Open China Shi Wen 11–6, 9–11, 9–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Dutch Open China Xiao Jie 6–11, 11–3, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Kirsten Larsen 12–11, 6–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Kirsten Larsen 4–11, 11–5, 1–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 Poona Open Sweden Christine Magnusson 12–11, 4–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 German Open Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 4–11, 11–8, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Scottish Open Netherlands Eline Coene 11–3, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Finnish Open China Tang Jiuhong 7–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
Women's doubles
Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Thailand Open England Gillian Gowers England Gillian Gilks
England Karen Beckman
16–18, 18–17, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Dutch Open England Gillian Gowers Netherlands Eline Coene
Netherlands Erica van Dijck
18–15, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Scottish Open England Gillian Gowers England Fiona Elliott
England Sara Halsall
11–15, 15–3, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Open tournaments

Women's singles
Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1981 Irish Open Republic of Ireland Diane Underwood 11–2, 12–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1982 Scottish Open Denmark Lene Køppen 8–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
Women's doubles
Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1982 Scottish Open England Barbara Sutton England Gillian Clark
England Gillian Gilks
3–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Women's singles
Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1980 Hungarian International England Diane Simpson 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1983 English Masters China Chen Ruizhen 9–12, 12–11, 1–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1984 English Masters Denmark Kirsten Larsen 1–11, 10–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Bell's Open England Fiona Elliott 4–11, 10–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 Amor International Russia Elena Rybkina 11–7, 2–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
Women's doubles
Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1980 Hungarian International England Diane Simpson East Germany Angela Michalowski
East Germany Monika Cassens
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1983 German Open England Karen Chapman Japan Shigemi Kawamura
Japan Sumiko Kitada
10–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1983 Welsh International England Karen Chapman 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Welsh International England Gillian Gilks 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Bell's Open England Gillian Gowers England Karen Chapman
England Sally Podger
15–6, 3–15, 18–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Bell's Open England Fiona Elliott England Karen Beckman
England Sara Halsall
0–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
Mixed doubles
Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Bell's Open Scotland Billy Gilliland England Andy Goode
England Fiona Elliott
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ a b Helen Troke at Sports Reference
  2. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.