Nick Ponting
Personal information
Nickname(s)Stumpy[citation needed]
Born (1966-06-13) 13 June 1966 (age 57)
London, England
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  England
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Birmingham Mixed doubles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1993 New Delhi Mixed doubles
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Victoria Mixed doubles
BWF profile

Nicholas Ponting (born 13 June 1966) is a former professional badminton player from England.


Olympic Games

He was ranked No. 1 in the world at mixed doubles during 1993 and represented Great Britain at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta.[1]

All England Open Badminton Championships

He won the mixed doubles event at the 1994 All England Open Badminton Championships with Joanne Wright.

World Championships

He won the bronze medal at the 1993 IBF World Championships in mixed doubles with Gillian Clark.

Commonwealth Games

He represented England and won a gold medal in the mixed team event and a bronze medal in the mixed doubles with Joanne Wright, at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.[2][3][4]


Ponting still plays competitive badminton and currently represents England on the International Masters circuit winning multiple National and All England Masters titles in singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles.

World Senior Championships and Senior European Championships Results:


  1. ^ "Olympic Profile". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ "1994 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "England team in 1994". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.