Steve Baddeley
Personal information
CountryEngland
Born (1961-03-28) 28 March 1961 (age 61)
Brighton, East Sussex, England
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  England
Thomas Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1982 London Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 Brisbane Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1986 Edinburgh Mixed team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Moscow Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1984 Preston Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Preston Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Mixed team

Stephen John Baddeley (born 1961) is a retired male badminton player from England who competed from the early 1980s to the early 1990s.

Badminton career

Baddeley won the English men's singles title in 1982, 1985, and 1987. He is the only Englishman to win men's singles at the quadrennial British Commonwealth Games and one of only two to win the gold medal in men's singles at the biennial European Badminton Championships (1990).

He represented England and won a gold medal in the team event, at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. In addition he participated in the singles.[1][2]

Four years later he represented England and won double gold in singles and team event, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.[3]

Achievements

European Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1984 Preston, England
Bronze
Bronze
1990 Moscow, Soviet Union England Darren Hall 11–15, 15–3, 15–7
Gold
Gold

Commonwealth Games

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1986 Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland Australia Sze Yu 15–8, 15–8
Gold
Gold

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1985 India Open South Korea Park Joo-bong 18–17, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 English Masters Denmark Morten Frost 12–15, 15–11, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Scottish Open Denmark Ib Frederiksen 15–18, 15–8, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Dutch Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–4, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 English Masters Denmark Morten Frost 13–15, 18–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 German Open Denmark Morten Frost 6–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Japan Open England Martin Dew Sweden Thomas Kihlström
Sweden Stefan Karlsson
6–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 India Open England Nick Yates South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Kim Moon-soo
3–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Management

In 2004 he took over as Director of Sport for Sport England.[4] Steve Baddeley took over from Ged Roddy as Director of Sports for Team Bath at the University of Bath in February 2010.[5]

References

  1. ^ "1982 Athletes". Team England. Archived from the original on 21 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation. Archived from the original on 22 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  3. ^ "1986 Athletes". Team England. Archived from the original on 21 August 2019. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Stephen Baddeley Leaves BA of E". 30 August 2004. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Team Bath". teambath.com. Archived from the original on 8 April 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2020.