• 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

  • Adcocks progress to quarter-finals of Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships (pic)

    Chris and Gabby Adcock are through to the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles at the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

    The fifth seeds got England’s day three challenge at the 104th Championships off to the perfect start with a 21-13 21-15 win over German pair Peter Kaesbauer and Isabel Herttrich.

    The Adcocks, who won their first Superseries title in Hong Kong in November, are bidding to become the first home winners since Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms in 2005.

  • Gail Emms to make a return to badminton (pic)

    Olympic silver-medallist Gail Emms will compete in the National Badminton Championships in Milton Keynes next month.

    Emms will partner three-times champion Ella Tripp in the women’s doubles draw, as well as current England international and 2013 finalist Marcus Ellis in the mixed doubles event.Gail Emms

    World number five pair, Chris and Gabby Adcock, lead the nation’s big names who will be heading for the arena: stadiummk next month for the first English National Championships to be held at stadium:mk on February 8 and 9.

  • Badminton: Milton Keynes-based Chris and Gabby Adcock to lead England bid for glory in Korea (pic)

    MILTON Keynes-based Chris and Gabby Adcock will lead England’s top players straight into New Year action when they tackle the Victor Korea Open from tomorrow (Wednesday)

    The Adcocks go into a big badminton year boosted by their rise to number five in the world on the back of their Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open Superseries triumph in November.

    Now they head for Seoul for the opening event in the 2014-2017 BWF Superseries cycle under the circuit’s new title sponsors MetLife.

    The Adcocks will be keen to maintain their world ranking to ensure a good seeding at the European Championships, Commonwealth Games and World Championships, which all take place between April and August.

    But first the focus is on the Korean tournament, followed a week later by the year’s first Premier Superseries event, the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. When they return home the Adcocks will turn their attention to the English National Championships in Milton Keynes in early February when they aim to recapture the mixed doubles title they won in 2012.

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