Born in Leicester, England, Chris Adcock is a badminton doubles specialist who made his professional debut in 2006. He began playing the sport around age 8, inspired by his older brother’s performances at local clubs. Adcock and fellow Englishman Andrew Ellis played men’s doubles at the London 2012 Olympics, but lost in the first round. Since 2013, he has competed alongside his now-wife Gabrielle in mixed doubles. 2015 saw the Adocks finish world no. 7 in mixed doubles. They were the surprise winners of the year’s Super Series Masters Finals.
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Getting to know you facts:
Career-high Badminton World Federation mixed doubles ranking, world no. 5, achieved in February 2014. Best men’s double ranking, world no. 9, achieved in May 2014.
Won silver in mixed doubles at the 2011 World Championships.
Married to mixed doubles partner Gabrielle Adcock.