The Scotland national badminton team represents Scotland in international badminton team competitions.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles". Badminton is often played as a casual outdoor activity in a yard or on a beach; formal games are played on a rectangular indoor court. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side's half of the court.
The 1970 Thomas Cup was the eighth tournament of Thomas Cup, the most important men's badminton team competition in the world. The final set of ties were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 1973 Thomas Cup was the ninth edition of the Thomas Cup, the world championship of men's international team badminton. The final set of ties involving regional zone winners and the defending champion nation were held in Jakarta, Indonesia in late May and early June 1973. Beginning in 1948-1949 the tournament was held every three years until 1982 and has been held every two years thereafter. For more details on the format of Thomas Cup competition see Wikipedia's general article on the Thomas Cup.
The 1976 Thomas Cup was the tenth edition of Thomas Cup, the world championship of men's international team badminton. The final rounds contested by qualifying teams were held in Bangkok, Thailand in late May and early June. First played in 1948-1949, the Thomas Cup competition was held every three years after that until 1982 and has been held every two years since. For more details on the format of past and present Thomas Cup competition see Wikipedia's general article on the Thomas Cup.
The 1972 Uber Cup was the fifth edition of the Uber Cup, the women's badminton team competition. The tournament took place in the 1971-1972 badminton season, 17 countries competed. Japan won its third title in the Uber Cup, after beating the Indonesia team 6-1 in the Final Round in Tokyo, Japan.
The 1975 Uber Cup was the 7th edition of the Uber Cup, the women's badminton team competition. The tournament took place in the 1974-75 badminton season, 14 countries competed. Indonesia won its first title in the Uber Cup, after beating the defending champion Japan in the Final Round in Jakarta.
The 1989 Sudirman Cup was the first tournament of the World Mixed Team Badminton Championships, the Sudirman Cup. It was held from May 24 to May 29, 1989, in Central Jakarta, Indonesia.
The 1991 Sudirman Cup was the second tournament of the World Mixed Team Badminton Championships. It was held from April 30 to May 4, 1991 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The 1993 Sudirman Cup was the third tournament of the World Mixed Team Badminton Championships. It was held from May 24 to May 30, 1993 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.
Robert Blair is a Scottish badminton player.
Pullela Gopichand is a former Indian badminton player. Presently, he is the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team. He won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 becoming the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone. He runs the Gopichand Badminton Academy. He received the Arjuna Award in 1999, the Dronacharya Award in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan – India's third highest civilian award – in 2014.
Badminton Europe (BE) is the governing body of badminton in Europe. It is one of the five continental bodies under the flag of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). It now has 52 member associations. It was founded on 27 September 1967 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Ricky Subagja is a former Indonesian badminton player. He was rated among the greatest doubles specialists in the sport's history.
Theratil Rajiv Ouseph is a male badminton player from England. A member of the Great Britain and England Badminton squads, he is the current England number one men's singles player. In 2017, Ouseph won the Men's singles title at the European Badminton Championships, becoming European champion.
Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus is a Danish badminton player. Currently sponsored by Victor, he previously used Carlton.
Utami Dewi Kinard is a former world-class badminton player who was considered Indonesia's #1 Women's Singles player in the 1970s, and became the United States' #1 player in 1981 after marrying former 6 time U.S. Men's Singles Champion, Chris Kinard. She is also the sister of 8 time All-England Singles Champion, Rudy Hartono.
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian professional badminton player. She became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal, and one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal – the other being Saina Nehwal. Sindhu won silver in Women's singles at Commonwealth Games 2018. She was also a silver medalist at the 2017 BWF World Championships and 2018 BWF World Championships consecutively. She was also a silver medalist in Asian Games 2018, which were held in Indonesia.
Badminton Scotland is the governing body for the sport of badminton in Scotland. It aims to govern, encourage and develop the sport for all throughout the country. Established in 1911 as the Scottish Badminton Union, it is affiliated to the Badminton World Federation and the Badminton Europe.
Imogen Bankier is a businesswoman and former badminton player from Scotland. After starting playing the sport at the age of 9, Bankier won the national championships at every age level from Under 17 upwards. The highlight of her professional career was reaching the final of the mixed doubles at the 2011 World Championships in Wembley, London. She and her partner Chris Adcock were defeated in the match by the Chinese team of Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei.
Chris Adcock is an English internationally elite badminton player. Adcock is currently sponsored by Yonex and YC Sports and plays for the University of Nottingham-based NBL team.
The 2013 Sudirman Cup was the thirteenth tournament of the Sudirman Cup. It was held from May 19–26, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) 31 teams have confirmed their participation, for the second time, twelve teams competed in the elite group to battle for the title.
Badminton events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games took place between Thursday 24 July and Sunday 3 August at the newly built Emirates Arena, in Glasgow.
Heather Olver is an English badminton player. Her career highlights so far include mixed team and mixed doubles silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, European women’s doubles bronze, and reaching the final of the 2013 London Grand Prix Gold and Scottish Open. She also competed at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
Gabriela Stoeva is a Bulgarian badminton player specializing in doubles. Her current partner is her younger sister, Stefani Stoeva. The sisters have won some titles, including a gold medal in the 2015 European Games.
Martin Campbell is a Scottish badminton player from BC Adliswil Zurich. Campbell started playing badminton when he was around seven years old, and joined the national team in 2008. He was the bronze medalist at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India, and competed at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. He won his first National Championships title in 2015.
Patrick Robin Douglas MacHugh is a Scottish badminton who also play for the BC Tafers in Fribourg, Switzerland. He began playing badminton at aged ten, and selected to join national team in 2011. He competed at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Kieran Merrilees is a Scottish badminton player from BC Adliswil Zurich. He represented his country at the 2010, 2014, and 2018 Commonwealth Games. Merrilees educated retail management and marketing at the Open University, Scotland.
Badminton events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia took place between Thursday 5 April and Sunday 15 April at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.
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