Badminton, Mixed Team, Singles - Women
Kirsty won her first senior caps at 16 years old and became the youngest badminton player to attend a Commonwealth Games for Scotland when she competed at Delhi 2010 having just turned 17. She then went on to compete at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011, winning Singles bronze. At Glasgow 2014 she became the first Scottish woman to reach a Commonwealth Games Badminton Singles final, winning silver. Gold Coast 2018 saw a return to the podium with a second successive Singles medal, this time a bronze.
An Olympian, competing at the Rio 2016 Games, Kirsty has added a wealth of international medals to her name including European Championship silver in both 2016 and 2017. She became the first Scottish woman to win the Scottish Open since 2009 when she took victory in the Singles in November 2017.
Her uncle, David Gilmour, was also a Scottish Internationalist, capped 50 times including the 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games.
- Date of Birth 21/09/1993
- Birth Place Bellshill
- Hometown Bothwell
- Lives Glasgow
- Coach Tat Meng Wong / Andy Bowman
- Club Club Chambly Oise, Paris
- Commonwealth Games Representation 2010, 2011, 2014, 2018
Did You Know?
Game of Thrones, Broad City, Parks and Rec
Anything and everything that isn't coriander or jelly
I listen to...
HAIM, Paramore, Fickle Friends
Dream holiday destination
Dream job as a child
Luckily enough - either a footballer or a badminton player!