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Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by lcleing, Jul 20, 2010.
Sad, Gail was one of my favourite players.
England's medal winners seeded for Spanish inquisition at the Euros
Nine of England’s medal-winning badminton squad from the Commonwealth Games have been seeded for the upcoming 2018 European Championships in Spain - where Rajiv Ouseph and Chris and Gabby Adcock will be defending titles.
English badminton won six medals – including two gold - on the Gold Coast – the sport’s best medal haul from a Commonwealth Games since 2002.
But such is the intense schedule on badminton's world tour there is no time to look back on a job well done Down Under as attentions immediately turn to European competition, now just 8 days away in Huelva, Spain.
Chris and Gabby Adcock, crowned Commonwealth king and queen of Mixed Doubles, have been top seeded as they look to retain the European Mixed Doubles crown won 12 months ago.
The Adcocks are joined in the draw by Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith – the Mixed Doubles silver medallists in Australia – who are seeded three.
Ellis won gold, silver and bronze on his Games debut and is paired with Chris Langridge once again as the new Commonwealth Games champions go in search of more glory.
The Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallists are seeded fifth in Men’s Doubles.
Reigning European Champion Rajiv Ouseph is third seed for the Men’s Singles event in which World Champion Victor Axelsen is expected to make his return to action following injury.
Ouseph played 10 times in nine days on the Gold Coast, collecting team bronze and a Men’s Singles bronze following a gutsy medal play-off win against India’s HS Prannoy.
Like Ouseph, Chloe Birch impressed in Australia with a string of fine performances against higher ranked opponents on her Games debut.
Birch will continue to play singles at the Europeans and is also seeded eighth in Women’s Doubles, alongside Jess Pugh.
Lauren Smith and Sarah Walker, England’s national champions, are fourth seeded in the Women’s Doubles draw.
Smith and Walker added 2018 Commonwealth Games silver to the European bronze medal won a year ago in Kolding, Denmark.
England will take a 15-strong contingent to Spain’s south coast with Peter Briggs/Tom Wolfenden (MD), Sam Parsons (MS), Toby Penty (MS) and Sean Vendy (MD) joining the 10 who won team bronze for Team England.
The England contingent at the 2018 European Championships (24-29 April 2018, Huelva, Spain), features:
• Chris Adcock/Gabby Adcock 
• Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith 
• Ben Lane/Jessica Pugh
• Rajiv Ouseph 
• Sam Parsons
• Toby Penty
• Chloe Birch
• Chris Langridge/Marcus Ellis 
• Peter Briggs/Tom Wolfenden
• Sean Vendy/Ben Lane
• Lauren Smith/Sarah Walker 
• Chloe Birch/Jess Pugh 
Source : https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=10178&itemTitle=England's+medal+winners+seeded+for+Spanish+inquisition+at+the+Euros§ion=13§ionTitle=NEWS&year=&month=&newsprofilecode=
Tokyo 2020: Four Olympic sports and one Paralympic sport lose funding
(November 13, 2018)
Badminton is one of five sports to lose all UK Sport funding for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo - after Britain claimed a bronze in the sport in Rio.
'What has badminton done wrong?'
Badminton, which was set a target of winning a medal in Rio, is the only sport that earned a podium place in the summer to have its funding removed.
Gail Emms, who won Olympic mixed doubles silver with Nathan Robertson at the 2004 Games in Athens, was among several badminton figures to react angrily
Tokyo 2020: Fourteen sports to get funding boost from Aspiration Fund
(December 7, 2018)
Fourteen Olympic and Paralympic sports have received investment from the new £3m Aspiration Fund to help support their ambitions for Tokyo 2020.
The government-backed Aspiration Fund was announced in October this year and aims to support those sports which do not receive full UK Sport funding.
The sports to benefit are archery, artistic swimming, badminton, beach volleyball, climbing, fencing, goalball, karate, skateboarding, softball, surfing, table tennis, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby.
Oh yes, this second wave of funding opportunity.
Has targeted specific medal hopefuls. One of those being the Adcock pairing.
Thus they have been granted funding and nobody else. I'm sure that has gone down wonderfully at BE and with the rest of the "team". The players that need it least, considering their huge Yonex sponsorships. (Rumoured £100k/year)
Don't really understand on what you are saying or implying
That the governments decided to fund only the Adcocks (whom they consider the 'only' medal hopeful from the badminton team) despite the Adcocks are apparently the richest in the England team who probably could afford their own journey to the Olympics without the funding. Thus the other members in England team must feel very (un)"happy" with the almost zero faith the government have and zero funding for the rest of the team.
Or something like that, I think
That the decision wasn't considered fair or a good one for the BE team.
yet another member association run by clueless retards.
the evidence is overwhelmingly clear japan (nba) is the ONLY federation operating with any semblance of common sense.
The source above mentioned the amount of funds received.
How much will each sport get?
The following table includes the breakdown of investments, less the costs of running the programme.
• Wheelchair rugby : £500,000
• Table tennis : £275,000
• Badminton : £259,679
• Unallocated funds : £118,496*
*£118,496 will be held by UK Sport to consider investments for sports to attend qualification events where appropriate, e.g. women's basketball.
Alongside their qualification plan, sports seeking funding were asked to submit details of how they will capitalise on the impact of competing at the Games and engage and inspire future generations.
Grants from the Aspiration Fund are capped at £500k for team sports and £275k for individual sports while they will run to the end of the Tokyo 2020 cycle.
Liz Nicholl, CEO of UK Sport said: “This new Aspiration Fund is a fantastic opportunity for these athletes and sports to get on track for the Tokyo Games.
“Many of the sports we are currently unable to support, whilst further away from reaching the podium, have the potential not only to inspire through their performances on the field of play but also to inspire new audiences to engage in sport and activity.
Related topic from Badminton England website :
• 12.10.18 Badminton in line to bid for new Aspiration Fund investment
• 07.12.18 Badminton's Tokyo challenge receives Aspiration Fund award
Is it just the Adcocks who get the money and nobody else?
£260 000 for one pair who didn’t qualify for world tour finals seems a lot
Marcus Ellis/Chris Langridge or Marcus Ellis/ Lauren smith too deserve to be in that list