ADCOCK Gabrielle < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 30 Sep 1990 in Leeds, ENG
Height1.69 m
Weight 61 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Chris Adcock [2013]
Other names Gabrielle White
Residence Milton Keynes, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began playing at age seven.
Why this sport? "I went along with my sister to the badminton club at school then became a full-time player straight from school at 16."
Name of coach Peter Jeffrey [national], GBR; Julian Robertson [national], GBR; Jakob Hoi [national], DEN
Training Regime She trains at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, England.
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for England
General Interest
Nicknames Gabby (bbc.co.uk, 26 Oct 2014)
Hobbies Shopping, walking her dog Bowser, reading, watching TV. (badmintonengland.co.uk, 29 Mar 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the mixed doubles competition at the 2013 Hong Kong Superseries and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (badmintonengland.co.uk, 29 Mar 2016; bwfbadminton.org, 31 May 2016)
Most influential person in career Her family. (bwfbadminton.org, 31 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?" (Twitter profile, 12 Jun 2014)
Famous relatives Her husband Chris Adcock is her badminton mixed doubles partner. (leicestermercury.co.uk, 14 Mar 2016)
Ambitions To win a gold medal with her mixed doubles partner Chris Adcock at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk, 13 Feb 2016)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
She and her partner Chris Adcock became the first Britons to win a World Superseries title, winning the mixed doubles at the 2015 World Superseries Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The pair also became the first husband and wife duo to win Commonwealth mixed doubles gold, winning gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (bbc.co.uk, 24 Dec 2015; telegraph.co.uk, 03 Aug 2014)

HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM
She and her husband Chris are mixed doubles partners and believe teaming up strengthens their marriage and makes them better as a badminton team, despite questions by some people about how it could negatively affect their marriage. “People say that to us all the time [about it negatively affecting their marriage] but the fact is we were in a partnership on court long before we were in one off court, so we're well used to it. There's rarely any blame. We know we're both trying hard enough," says Chris. "It would feel unusual not to play with each other. We know what to say, more importantly, we know what not to say." (telegraph.co.uk, 02 Jan 2016)

TATTOOS
She enjoys adorning her body with tattoos, including one of her wedding date to Chris Adcock, a tattoo he shares. (bbc.co.uk, 24 Dec 2015)