Nora Perry
Personal information
Birth nameNora Gardner
CountryEngland
Born (1954-06-15) 15 June 1954 (age 67)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Great Britain
World Games
Silver medal – second place 1981 Santa Clara Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1981 Santa Clara Mixed doubles
Representing  England
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Jakarta Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1983 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1983 Copenhagen Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1980 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Malmö Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Malmö Mixed doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1984 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1985 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Kyoto Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Jakarta Women's doubles
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 1984 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Edmonton Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1978 Edmonton Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1978 Edmonton Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1974 Christchurch Mixed doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1978 Preston Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1980 Groningen Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1978 Preston Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1980 Groningen Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1974 Vienna Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1976 Dublin Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1982 Böblingen Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1982 Böblingen Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Dublin Mixed doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 1974 Vienna Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1978 Preston Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1982 Böblingen Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1976 Dublin Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1980 Groningen Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1971 Gottwaldov Girls' doubles
Silver medal – second place 1971 Gottwaldov Mixed doubles

Nora Perry MBE (born 1954 as Nora Gardner) is an English former badminton player noted for her anticipation, racket control, and tactical astuteness. A doubles specialist, Perry won numerous major titles, with a variety of partners, from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. These included six All-England mixed doubles and two All-England women's doubles championships. She won both the 1980 IBF World Championships and the 1980 European Championships in women's doubles with Jane Webster. Three years later, she won the 1983 IBF World Championships title in mixed doubles with Thomas Kihlström. Generally regarded as one of the greatest female mixed doubles players in the game's history, in 1999 she was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame.

Achievements

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Steen Fladberg
Denmark Pia Nielsen
15–1, 15–11
Gold
Gold

World Cup

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Sweden Thomas Kihlström Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Ivana Lie
15–18, 15–13, 15–8
Gold
Gold

International tournaments

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1982 Denmark Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström England Martin Dew
England Gillian Gilks
15–11, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1982 Victor Cup Sweden Thomas Kihlström England Martin Dew
England Gillian Gilks
9–15, 15–9, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1982 Scandinavian Cup Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Steen Fladberg
Denmark Pia Nielsen
18–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1983 Japan Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström England Martin Dew
England Gillian Gilks
15–5, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1983 Swedish Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström England Dipak Tailor
England Barbara Sutton
15–7, 15–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1983 All England Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Steen Skovgaard
England Anne Skovgaard
18–16, 11–15, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Women's doubles 1980 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
2 Mixed doubles 1980 Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
2 Women's doubles 1983 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
3 Women's doubles 1977 Sweden, Malmö, Sweden
3 Mixed doubles 1977 Sweden, Malmö, Sweden
European Championships
1 Women's doubles 1978 England Preston, England
1 Mixed doubles 1978 England Preston, England
1 Women's doubles 1980 Netherlands Groningen, Netherlands
1 Mixed doubles 1980 Netherlands Groningen, Netherlands
2 Women's doubles[1] 1974 Austria Vienna, Austria
2 Women's doubles[1] 1976 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland
2 Women's doubles 1982 Germany Böblingen, Germany
2 Mixed doubles 1982 Germany Böblingen, Germany
3 Mixed doubles 1976 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland
All England Open
1 Women's doubles 1980, 1981 England Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England
1 Mixed doubles 1975,[1] 1978, 1980, 1981, 1985 England Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England

Notes

  1. ^ a b c As Nora Gardner

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