• Chris Adcock set for Rio Summer Olympic Games

    London: As Chris Adcock turns his attentions to the biggest prize of all, the badminton ace admits it is the small margins he will be emphasising on the Road to Rio.Chris Adcock & Gabby White are eyeing gold at Rio

    Chris Adcock & Gabby White are eyeing gold at Rio

  • Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei, Chris & Gabby Adcock exit German Open

    Germany: On Saturday, Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei lost to Della Destiara Haris/Rosyita Eka Putri Sari of Indonesia in a 3-set thriller 13-21, 15-21, 18-21 at the German women’s doubles semi-finals.

    The Indonesian pair dominated the 1st set, but Della Destiara Haris seemed to have lost her focus towards the end of the second set to allow Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei to level the match at 1-1.Della Destiara Haris/Rosyita Eka Putri Sari are in the final of German Open

  • Chris and Gabby Adcock to spearhead England's challenge at German Open

    London: A strong English squad heads to the YONEX German Open looking to run into form ahead of next week's All England Championships.

    The event in Mulheim an der Ruhr is the annual precursor to the sport's oldest event, which takes place at the Barclaycard Arena between March 3-8.Good luck to Chris and Gabby Adcock at the German Open

    Good luck to Chris and Gabby Adcock at the German Open

  • European team badminton championships: England beat Netherlands 3-1

    Leuven: England are one step away from their first European Mixed Team Championships final since 2009 after beating the Netherlands in Friday's quarter-finals in Leuven, Belgium.

    After two convincing 5-0 wins in the group stages against Ireland and Belgium respectively on Thursday, head coach Jakob Hoi's team defeated a tough Dutch outfit 3-1 in the last eight.Gabby (back) and Chris Adcock - sweetest couple in the England team (photo: Europe Badminton)

    Gabby (back) and Chris Adcock - sweetest couple in the England team (photo: Europe Badminton)

  • Chris & Gabby Adcock win England national title

    London: After winning her eighth titles with husband Chris Adcock, Gabby Adcock is aiming for Anthony Clark's record 12 English National Championship titles.

    The pair, ranked six in the world, beat Gary Fox and Lauren Smith 21-10 21-13 at the K2, Crawley, on Sunday, to win the mixed doubles title.Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock know each other since teenagers when they are still a junior players in national team.

    Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock know each other since teenagers when they are still a junior players in national team.

  • England Badminton introduce new Elite Coach Programme

    London: GB Badminton have now opened applications for the groundbreaking Elite Coach Programme which will give UKCC Level 3 badminton coaches the opportunity to develop their skills to those required at the very elite end of the sport.

    It will give any aspiring national coaches the opportunity to work first-hand with the GB Badminton World Class Performance Programme, with the objective of developing a depth of elite badminton coaching talent throughout the home nations for the future benefit of the sport.The new coaching program could potentially bring Chris and Gabby Adcock to an entirely new level

    The new coaching program could potentially bring Chris and Gabby Adcock to an entirely new level

  • Chris and Gabby Adcocks win MK Sports Personality

    London: Chris and Gabby Adcock have expressed their delight after winning the MK Sports Personality of the Year award for 2014.

    The mixed doubles duo were presented with their award ahead of Sport MK’s Sports Achiever of the Year event, which was held yesterday (Tuesday) at Shenley Leisure Centre in Milton Keynes.Gabby and Chris Adcocks are the 2014 MK Sports Personality of the Year

    Gabby and Chris Adcocks are the 2014 MK Sports Personality of the Year

  • Gabby and Chris Adcocks at Bitburger Open semi-finals

    Germany: Top seeds Chris and Gabby Adcock have coasted through to Saturday's mixed doubles semi-finals of the Bitburger Open.

    Last year's finalists beat the Russian-Indian partnership of Vladimir Ivanov and Ashwini Ponnappa 21-19 21-9.Chris and Gabby Adcock at the Bitburger Open

    Chris and Gabby Adcock at the Bitburger Open

  • Chris and Gabby Adcock into French Open mixed doubles final

    Paris: England's Chris and Gabby Adcock are through to the final of the French Open after a hard-fought win over Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.The Adcocks rediscover form to reach French Open final

    The Adcocks rediscover form to reach French Open final

  • England's new National Badminton Centre needs another £2m

    London: Badminton England bosses are confident that a £2m shortfall for a new national headquarters will be found.

    There are plans to move the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes two miles away to the National Bowl.There could be a possible delay to the completion of England's new National Badminton Centre

    There could be a possible delay to the completion of England's new National Badminton Centre

  • World Champs Day 2: Pei Jing's bid for revenge falls flat

    Copenhagen: It's been almost a month after losing to Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock 14-21, 16-28 in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mixed team event final partnering Chan Peng Soon. On Tuesday, Lai Pei Jing and her current partner Tan Aik Quan fell short in their revenge against the same England couple.Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Guan and Chris Adcock - Gabby Adcock are warming up before the match

    Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Guan and Chris Adcock - Gabby Adcock are warming up before the match

     

  • Chris Adcock always had potential to succeed

    London: Twenty-four hours after he missed out on one medal at the Commonwealth Games, Chris Adcock bounced back to take the top prize.

    Others might have let defeat affect them, but the badminton player from Ravenshead is made of sterner stuff.

    And he always has been.Chris and Gabby Adcock - An absolutely beautiful couple!

    Chris and Gabby Adcock - An absolutely beautiful couple!

  • Glasgow 2014: Malaysia beat England to defend mixed teams gold

    Glasgow: On Monday's badminton mixed team event final, Malaysia won their third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal in the mixed team’s badminton event with a 3-1 win over England in Glasgow.England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

    England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

  • Glasgow 2014: England vs Malaysia in the mixed team final

    Glasgow: England will face Malaysia in the badminton mixed team event final on Monday after a hard-fought 3-0 win over India in the semifinals at the Emirates Arena on Sunday evening.England celebrates after 3-0 win over India (left); Chris kisses wife Gabby after their victory in mixed doubles

    England celebrates after 3-0 win over India (left); Chris kisses wife Gabby after their victory in mixed doubles

  • Glasgow 2014: Royals pay a visit to England shuttlers

    Glasgow: Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, met with England badminton team ahead of Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.

    Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were chatting with Chris and Gabby Adcock of the England badminton team during a visit to the Commonwealth Arena and Velodrome in Glasgow. Credit: Reuters

    Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were chatting with Chris and Gabby Adcock of the England badminton team during a visit to the Commonwealth Arena and Velodrome in Glasgow. Credit: Reuters
  • Chris and Gabby Adcock in England team at Glasgow 2014

    London: Chris and Gabby Adcock are the first married couple to represent England at the Commonwealth Games.

    Chris Adcock will also partner with Andrew Ellis in the men's doubles event.Adcock couple in England badminton team

    Adcock couple in England badminton team

    Rajiv Ouseph who won the silver medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi is the only men's singles player in the England team.

  • Chris and Gabby Adcock pursue the world number one spot

    If the world No. 5 England's Chris and Gabby Adcock could win the European badminton title this week, they would move one step closer to the world No. 1 ranking in mixed doubles.Chris and Gabby Adcock lead England's top players into action at European Badminton Championships

    Chris and Gabby Adcock lead England's top players into action at European Badminton Championships

    "We are working towards that goal, and we believe we can get there," said Gabby Adcock.

  • Adcocks’ win underlines rise of English badminton (pic)

    Ravenshead duo Chris and Gabby Adcock’s victory at the Swiss Open Badminton Championships last weekend was further evidence of the rise of English badminton ahead of the Commonwealth Games and World Championships this summer.

    The Swiss Open, a BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament, the third highest level in the world, proved the perfect opportunity for the mixed doubles married couple to demonstrate why they are English National Champions and ranked fifth in the world.Chris and Gabby Adcock won the Swiss Open Badminton Championships

    The Adcocks defeated China’s Chai Biao and Tang Jianhua 21-17, 21-13 in Sunday’s mixed doubles final.

    England’s last winners of the Swiss Open were Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms in 2006.

  • Swiss Open title for Chris and Gabby Adcock (pic)

    CHRIS and Gabby Adcock yesterday added the Swiss Open mixed doubles title to their Hong Kong Open triumph in late November.

    The England stars defeated their second successive Chinese pair to claim the title in Basel.

    The highest-ranked mixed doubles pair among Commonwealth nations beat China's Chai Biao and Tang Jianhua 21-17 21-13 in 38 minutes, having already repeated their Hong Kong final victory over Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin on Saturday in a 64-minute, three-game semi-final.Swiss cheese: Gabby and Chris Adcock smile for the camera after victory

  • Adcock on the march in All England Championship (pic)

    Chris Adcock enjoyed a memorable day at the Yonex All England Championships in Birmingham as he safely navigated first round games in both the doubles and mixed doubles.

    Leicester-born Adcock and his partner Andrew Ellis, the No.8 seeds, defeated Jui Wei Liang and Kuan Hao Liao from Chinese Taipei 18-21, 21-13, 22-20 to set-up a second-round clash with China’s Haifeng Fu and Nan Zhang.Chris Adcock

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