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Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith, All England 2016

In Profile |
Lauren competes on the world circuit in women's doubles and mixed doubles. She is a double National Champion and has won medals at European and Commonwealth Games. Lauren also made her Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games alongside Heather Olver.  

Birthplace | Carlisle, Cumbria

DoB | 26 September 1991

Event | Women's Doubles/Mixed Doubles

Current National Ranking | 2 (Women's Doubles), 7 (Mixed Doubles)

Current World Ranking | 45 (Women's Doubles), 130 (Mixed Doubles)

World's Best Ranking | 20 (Women's Doubles), 58 (Mixed Doubles) 

Lauren Smith, European Team Championships, February 2016

Right/left-handed | Right

Height | 5ft 7in (171cm)

Major achievements |
2017 European women's doubles bronze
2016 Representing Team GB at the Rio Olympic Games
2016 Czech, Belgian, Orleans Internationals champion
2015 and 2016 English National Champion with Heather Olver
2015 European Mixed Team bronze
2015 USA International and Finnish Open champion 
2014 Commonwealth Games mixed team silver and women's doubles bronze

Ambition | To win World and Olympic medals

Things you didn't know | My little brother calls me Rara (couldn’t say Lauren when he was born). I love watching Disney films. I hate bananas. I have won the Cumbria Sports Personality of the Year and the Carlisle Sports Personality of the Year awards. More here...

If I wasn't a badminton player, I would be | Working with children

Racket | Lauren plays with a Yonex Voltric Z-Force II

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