Jenny Horton
Personal information
CountryEngland
Born1938 (age 83–84)
Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  England
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 1963 Wilmington Women's team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1966 Kingston Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1966 Kingston Women's doubles

Helen Jennifer "Jenny" Horton (née Pritchard) is a former English badminton player.[1]

Badminton career

Born Helen Jennifer Pritchard [2] she first competed as Pritchard when she won the mixed doubles title at the 1964 All England Open Badminton Championships, with Tony Jordan.[3] In addition she won the German Open in 1964.

After marrying fellow international player David Horton in 1965 she competed as Jenny Horton and won the U.S. Open Badminton Championships and the South African Championships in 1965 and from 1966 to 1968 won four titles at the Scottish Open.

Horton was selected as part of the England team that went to 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and won a gold medal, with Ursula Smith in the women's doubles and a silver medal, with Tony Jordan in the mixed doubles.[4]

References

  1. ^ "History". All England Badminton.
  2. ^ "Birth". Free BMD.
  3. ^ Matthews/Morrison, Peter/Ian. The Guinness Encyclopaedia of Sports Records and Results. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 74-78. ISBN 0-85112-492-5.
  4. ^ "Athletes and Results". Commonwealth Games Federation.