Participants

Kirsty GILMOUR

Kirsty GILMOUR
    Badminton
Birth Date:  21 Sep 1993
Place of Birth:  Bellshill
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  24
Gender:   Female

Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
BDM Badminton Women's Singles 3 Bronze
Mixed Team Event 5

Kirsty GILMOUR - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 9:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group A
Scotland
5
Pakistan
0
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 19:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group A
Scotland
4
Sri Lanka
1
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 14:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group A
India
5
Scotland
0
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 17:31
Mixed Team Event Quarterfinal 4
Scotland
0
Malaysia
3
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 14:15
Women's Singles Round of 32
Aurelie Marie Elisa ALLET
0
Kirsty GILMOUR
2
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 20:10
Women's Singles Round of 16
Chloe BIRCH
0
Kirsty GILMOUR
2
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 11:40
Women's Singles Quarterfinal
Ruthvika GADDE
(RET) 0
Kirsty GILMOUR
0
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 12:40
Women's Singles Semifinal
Kirsty GILMOUR
1
Saina NEHWAL
2
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 18:50
Bronze Medal Event Women's Singles Bronze Medal Match
Michelle LI
0
Kirsty GILMOUR
2
Finished

Legend

RET: Retired

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Singles 2
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Doubles R32
2014 Glasgow, SCO Mixed Team QF
2010 Delhi, IND Women's Singles R16
2010 Delhi, IND Women's Doubles R32
2010 Delhi, IND Mixed Doubles R32
2010 Delhi, IND Mixed Team QF

Olympic Games
Year Location Event Rank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Singles Group

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2017 Glasgow, SCO Women's Singles QF
2015 Jakarta, INA Women's Singles R64
2014 Copenhagen, DEN Women's Singles R64
2013 Guangzhou, CHN Women's Singles R32

Sudirman Cup
Year Location Event Rank
2017 Gold Coast, AUS Mixed Team 17
2013 Kuala Lumpur, MAS Mixed Team 13

Hobbies

Watching movies, playing guitar (badmintonengland.co.uk, 18 Jan 2015)


Occupation

Athlete (Instagram, 10 Oct 2017)


Education

University of the West of Scotland, Ayr


Languages spoken

English


Coach

NATIONAL: WONG Tat Meng (MAS) (thestar.com.my, 1 Oct 2017)


Position style

Right-handed


Sporting relatives

Uncle, David GILMOUR, represented Scotland in badminton at the Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games. (bbc.com, 10 Dec 2015)


Injuries

Knee surgery in October 2016, returning to competition in February 2017. (bbc.com, 5 May 2017)


National league

Bengaluru Blasters, IND (Premier Badminton League)


Reason

"I got involved at a very early age. My dad was national junior coach and my uncle also competed internationally, so I was pretty much dragged around every training hall in Scotland. Slowly I began to pick it up and badminton stuck." (sportscotland YouTube, 26 Jul 2016)


Ambition

"To medal at all the major events." (bwfcontent.tournamentsoftware.com, 2015)


Memorable

Winning a silver medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (bbc.com, 10 Dec 2015)


Hero

Scottish tennis player Andy MURRAY, English swimmer Rebecca ADLINGTON and German badminton player Juliane SCHENK. (teamscotland.scot, 2014; badmintonengland.co.uk, 18 Jan 2015; badmintonscotland.org.uk, 14 May 2014)


Influence

"My family. If it wasn’t for my dad and uncle, I wouldn’t be in it. My mum also played and my sister played, and I just always wanted to beat her." (sportscotland YouTube, 26 Jul 2016)


Additional information

TEAM EFFORT
"I love a team event. If I don't lose my voice shouting for the team, I've not done my job. I get so few opportunities to compete as part of a team, being a singles player. Being alone on the court, coming off, and people saying 'well done', it feels good - but when that game you've won goes towards the team, it's such a nice feeling." (bbc.com, 5 May 2017)


PLAYING WITH THE BOYS
"Since school, I was chucked in the deep end with the boys, so I’ve just carried on training with boys the vast majority of my career, so I learnt to play their game. No one taught me, but I learnt the jump smash automatically. I don’t want to emulate anyone, but that’s my game. I guess I play a bit like a boy." (Winning Students YouTube, 14 Jul 2016; indianexpress.com, 27 Aug 2017)


SCOTTISH PASSION
Withdrew from the Great Britain badminton program to focus on representing Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. "Here, there's just a short commute every day and there are all the facilities I could possibly have. The support system from the Sportscotland Institute of Sport is second to none. I think it was a good decision." (scotsman.com, 29 Jan 2014)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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