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At Birmingham 2022 Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith made it through to their second consecutive Commonwealth Mixed Doubles Final finishing with a silver against Singapore. It was no time to rest for Lauren Smith who then headed back onto the court for the Women’s Doubles on the final afternoon of action bringing home another silver alongside Chloe Birch.

Sean Vendy (on his Commonwealth debut) and Ben Lane beat the number one seeds Malaysia to reach the Men’s Doubles gold medal match and went home with a silver.

Plaudits also go to Freya Redfearn who made it to the Women’s Singles round of 16 on her Commonwealth debut. Elsewhere, Callum Hemming and Jess Pugh made it through to the quarter-finals of the Mixed Doubles and Toby Penty made it to the Men’s Singles quarter-finals.

Team England previous badminton medals

37
Gold
34
Silver
38
Bronze
109
Total

Chris and Gabby Adcock, retained their title despite competing against fellow Team England competitors, Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith who gave the defending champions the hardest match yet, 67 minutes later a title was claimed with Team England taking gold and silver. 

You might need to know...

Each match is the best of three games with the winner of each game being the first player/s to reach 21 by two clear points
Points are scored when the shuttlecock hits the ground on the opponents side of the net within the boundaries of the court
At 20-all, the side which scores two consecutive points shall win that game
The singles and doubles events are a straight knockout tournament with the mixed team event having a group stage followed by a straight knockout

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Team England competed in six medal events; singles and doubles for men and women, mixed doubles and the mixed team event.

Team England placed second on the medal table, just narrowly falling behind India with both winning a total of six medals but India grasping one more silver. Team England won two gold, two silver and two bronze. 

The speed and intensity of this game makes this the most competitive and compelling racquet sport in the world, which is going to be exhibited at the NEC in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Where everything counts. 

Team Leader

Mark Beecher

Mark Beecher

Mark is an experienced strategic director with extensive experience (spanning over 25 years) of managing projects, programmes, facilities, people and resources in and with national governing bodies of sport, Sport England/UK Sport, local authorities and the commercial sector. 

His proven track record of developing high-performance systems and talent pathways has been invaluable to the Badminton players he leads. 

In addition to his Commonwealth Games Team leader role, he has also been a Paralympic  Team Leader and deputy Olympic Team Leader.

Mark Beecher

Latest badminton results

Badminton

Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match

13:50pm (AUS)

Sunday 15 April

England
2 pts
India
0 pts

Badminton

Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match

12:50pm (AUS)

Sunday 15 April

England
0 pts
Malaysia
2 pts
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