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Kirsty Gilmour

Badminton

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Kirsty Gilmour
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?

  • I watch...

    Game of Thrones, Broad City, Parks and Rec

  • I eat...

    Anything and everything that isn't coriander or jelly

  • I listen to...

    HAIM, Paramore, Fickle Friends

  • Sporting Hero

    Andy Murray

  • Dream holiday destination

    Hawaii

  • I read....

    Comedians' autobiographies

  • Dream job as a child

    Luckily enough - either a footballer or a badminton player!

Career Highlights

3 rd
Gold Coast 2018
Singles - Women
5 th
Gold Coast 2018
Team Event - Mixed
2 nd
2017 Canada Open
Singles
1 st
2017 Austrian Open
Singles
1 st
2017 Orleans International
Singles
2 nd
2017 European Championships
Singles
1 st
2017 Scottish Open
Singles
2 nd
2016 Malaysia Masters
Singles
2 nd
2016 European Championships
Singles
2 nd
2015 US Grand Prix
Singles
2 nd
2015 Scottish Open
Singles
1 st
2015 Dutch Open
Singles
1 st
2015 Prague Open
Singles
1 st
2015 Swedish Masters
Singles
5 th
Glasgow 2014
Team Event - Mixed
2 nd
Glasgow 2014
Singles - Women
17 th
Glasgow 2014
Doubles - Women
1 st
2014 Spanish Open
Singles
1 st
2014 Swedish Masters
Singles
2 nd
2013 Scottish Open
Singles
1 st
2013 Czech International
Singles
2 nd
2013 London Open
Singles
1 st
2012 Swiss International
Singles
1 st
2012 Czech International
Singles
1 st
2012 Polish International
Singles
3 rd
Isle of Man 2011
Singles - Women
17 th
Delhi 2010
Doubles - Mixed
5 th
Delhi 2010
Team Event - Mixed
9 th
Delhi 2010
Singles - Women
17 th
Delhi 2010
Doubles - Women