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Created on 03 September 2012
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Player BIO

Name: Kirsty Gilmour
Marital Status: Single
DOB: 21/09/1993
Residence: Glasgow, Scotland
Playing Hand: Right
Discipline:

Women's Singles
Women's Doubles

Current Partner

Imogen Bankier

Sponsors: Yonex
Career Highlight: Winning a silver medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
International Caps: 26

 

Coach(es): Chris Bruil, Andy Bowman
Equipment used: Yonex NANORAY ZSPEED racquets, Yonex SHB02 LX shoes, Yonex BG65Ti string
Scottish Titles:
  • 2016 Yonex Scottish National Women's Singles champion
  • 2016 Yonex Scottish National Women's Doubles champion
  • 2015 Yonex Scottish National Women's Singles champion
  • 2015 Yonex Scottish National Women's Doubles champion
  • 2014 Yonex Scottish National Women's Singles champion
  • 2014 Yonex Scottish National Women's Doubles champion
  • 2013 Yonex Scottish National Women's Singles champion
  • 2013 Yonex Scottish National Women's Doubles champion
  • 2012 Yonex Scottish National Women's Singles champion
  • U23 Scottish National Girls Singles, Doubles and Mixed Champion 2010
  • U19 Scottish National Girls Singles Champion 2009
  • U17 Scottish National Girls Singles and Mixed Doubles Champion 2009
  • U19 Scottish National Girls Singles and Doubles Champion 2008
  • U17 Scottish National Girls Singles Champion 2008
  • U15 Scottish National Girls Doubles Champion 2007
  • U15 Scottish National Girls Singles & Doubles Champion 2006
  • U13 Scottish National Girls Singles Champion 2006
  • U13 Scottish National Mixed Doubles Champion 2005
  • U13 Scottish National Girls Doubles Champion 2004
  • U19 East of Scotland U19 Girls Singles and Doubles Champion 2008
International Titles & Other Achievements:
  • 2016 Malaysia Masters runner-up
  • 2015 K&D Grahpics/Yonex Grand Prix runner-up
  • 2015 Scottish Open Grand Prix women's singles runner-up
  • 2015 Bitburger Open women's singles semi-finalist
  • 2015 Yonex Dutch Open Women's Singles Champion
  • 2015 FZ Forza Prague Open Women's Singles Champion
  • 2015 Yonex Belgian International Women's Singles runner-up
  • 2015 Swedish Masters Women's Singles champion
  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games women's singles silver medal
  • 2014 Spanish Open Women's Singles Champion
  • 2014 Spanish Open Women's Doubles runner-up
  • 2014 Caperio Swedish Masters Women's Singles champion 
  • 2013 Irish International Women's Doubles semi-finalist
  • 2013 Yonex Welsh International Women's Doubles semi-finalist
  • 2013 Scottish Open Grand Prix Women's Singles runner-up
  • 2013 London Grand Prix Gold Women's Singles runner-up
  • 2013 Czech Open Women's Singles Champion
  • 2013 Czech Open Women's Doubles runner-up
  • 2013 Sudirman Cup Finished Top of Group 2
  • 2012 Welsh International Women's Doubles runner-up
  • 2012 Scottish International Women's Doubles semi-finalist and women's singles quarter-finalist
  • 2012 Polish International Women's Singles Champion
  • 2012 Czech Open Women's Singles Champion
  • 2012 Czech Open Women's Doubles runner-up
  • 2012 Swiss International Women's Singles Champion
  • 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games Women's Singles bronze medal
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games Mixed team Event Quarter finalist
  • 2010 European Women's Team Championships Quarter finalist
  • U17 European Championships Girls Singles Quarter-finalist 2009
  • UK School Games U17 Girls Singles Winner 2009
  • U17 Langenfeld Cup Girls Singles Winner 2009
  • AROS Cup Girls Singles U15 Winner
  • Scottish International Women's Doubles Quarter finalist
  • U19 Belgian Junior Girls Singles Runner-up
  • UK School Games U17 Girls Singles Runner-up and Doubles Winner
  • U15 Quadrangular Girls Singles Winner and Doubles Runner-up.
Badminton Goals & Ambitions: To medal at all major events: Europeans, worlds, commonwealths, Olympics. 
Typical week Training Schedule: 9hours (including weights) at Glasgow School of Sport, 4hours a week at Scotstoun
When did you start playing badminton and why? About the age of 5. Dad and David were a big influence. My father was a
national junior coach. I started playing in sports halls around Scotland. 
First badminton memories: Being dragged round various sports halls with dad.
What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player? The travelling and meeting new people. . . and winning.
Tips for badminton: Train hard.
Hobbies: Guitar, films, sleeping.
Favourite sportsman/woman: Rebecca Addlington
Favourite film: The Butterfly Effect.
Favourite food: Chilli con carne.
Favourite music: A bit of everything.
Favourite foreign badminton destination: Denmark
Favourite badminton tournament: The Home Countries Quadrangular
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