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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


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

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
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