Thom Gicquel
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Personal information
Birth nameThom Mark Gicquel
CountryFrance
Born (1999-01-12) 12 January 1999 (age 23)
Tours, France
ResidenceParis, France
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking50 (MD with Ronan Labar 25 October 2018)
10 (XD with Delphine Delrue 9 March 2021)
Current ranking10 (XD with Delphine Delrue 14 June 2022)
BWF profile

Thom Mark Gicquel (born 12 January 1999) is a French badminton player. Born in Tours, he started playing badminton at aged six in his parents club.[1][2] Gicquel made his debut in the international senior tournament at the 2015 Riga International in Latvia, finished as the men's doubles runner-up partnered with Thomas Baures.[1][3] He was part of the national junior team that won the bronze medal at the 2015 European Junior Championships,[4] and made it to the gold medal in 2017. He also won the gold medal in the boys' doubles event with Toma Junior Popov.[5] At the 2018 European Men's Team Championships, he helped the team claim the bronze medal.[6][7] Teamed-up with Bastian Kersaudy, they clinched the men's doubles gold at the 2018 Mediterranean Games.[8][9] He captured a bronze medal at the 2019 European Games in the mixed doubles event with Delphine Delrue.[10] Gicquel and Delrue reached a career high as world number 10 in the BWF World ranking in 9 March 2021.[11] He competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[12]

Achievements

European Games

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus France Delphine Delrue United Kingdom Marcus Ellis
United Kingdom Lauren Smith
19–21, 12–21
Bronze
Bronze

European Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2022 Polideportivo Municipal Gallur, Madrid, Spain France Delphine Delrue Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Germany Isabel Lohau
21–16, 20–22, 16–21
Silver
Silver

Mediterranean Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 El Morell Pavilion,
Tarragona, Spain
France Bastian Kersaudy Turkey Serdar Koca
Turkey Serhat Salim
21–9, 21–19
Gold
Gold

European Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Centre Sportif Régional d'Alsace,
Mulhouse, France
France Toma Junior Popov England Max Flynn
England Callum Hemming
21–17, 21–13
Gold
Gold

BWF World Tour (2 titles, 4 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[13] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[14]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Dutch Open Super 100 France Delphine Delrue England Marcus Ellis
England Lauren Smith
15–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Orléans Masters Super 100 France Delphine Delrue France Ronan Labar
France Anne Tran
21–11, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 U.S. Open Super 300 France Delphine Delrue Chinese Taipei Lee Jhe-huei
Chinese Taipei Hsu Ya-ching
17–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2020 Spain Masters Super 300 France Delphine Delrue South Korea Kim Sa-rang
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–15, 11–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2021 Swiss Open Super 300 France Delphine Delrue Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark Alexandra Bøje
21–19, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2022 Indonesia Masters Super 500 France Delphine Delrue China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
13–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF International Challenge/Series (5 titles, 5 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Riga International France Thomas Baures Denmark Mads Emil Christensen
Denmark Kristoffer Knudsen
12–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Czech Open France Ronan Labar Poland Miłosz Bochat
Poland Adam Cwalina
21–18, 17–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Latvia International France Léonice Huet Russia Dmitrii Riabov
Russia Maria Shegurova
21–15, 18–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Swiss International France Delphine Delrue Switzerland Oliver Schaller
Switzerland Céline Burkart
17–21, 21–10, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Portugal International France Delphine Delrue Finland Anton Kaisti
Finland Jenny Nyström
21–19, 19–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 Swedish Open France Delphine Delrue Denmark Kristoffer Knudsen
Denmark Isabella Nielsen
21–16, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Dutch International France Delphine Delrue Denmark Mathias Thyrri
Denmark Elisa Melgaard
21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Polish Open France Delphine Delrue England Ben Lane
England Jessica Pugh
17–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Denmark International France Delphine Delrue France Ronan Labar
France Anne Tran
21–19, 18–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Azerbaijan International France Delphine Delrue Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Germany Isabel Herttrich
9–21, 23–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

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  2. ^ "Badminton - Thom Gicquel". Les-Sports.info (in French). Info Média Conseil. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Estonian duo picks up victory in Riga". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Badminton : Retour médaillé des "Europe" junior" (in French). CREPS Bordeaux Aquitaine. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Badminton – (Ch. Europe Juniors) : Popov double Champion d'Europe !". PA-Sport (in French). Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Today in Kazan: England's men power into final of European Team Championships". Badminton England. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Badminton - Championnats d'Europe par équipe masculine & féminine – Les Bleus assurent la médaille !" (in French). PA-Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Athlete Profile: Gicquel Thom Mark". Tarragona 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Jeux Méditerranéens. Kersaudy et Gicquel en or !". Le Télégramme (in French). Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  10. ^ Godin, Stéphane (30 June 2019). "Gicquel en bronze à Minsk". L'Alsace (in French). Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Le Mulhousien Thom Gicquel dans le top 10 mondial pour la première fois de sa carrière". DNA (in French). 9 March 2021. Archived from the original on 11 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Gicquel Thom". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 4 August 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
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  14. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.