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Linda French

Full name: Linda Jean French
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: March 4, 1964 in Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Badminton

Biography

Linda French competed at both the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games in badminton. She won bronze medals at the 1995 Pan American Games in doubles and mixed doubles. Best known as a doubles player, her biggest titles included winning the 1988 Iceland Open doubles (with Pam Batungbacal) and the 1987 Winnipeg Open mixed doubles (alongside [Anil Kaul]). French won eight medals at the US Olympic Festivals, a record for a badminton player, and was on the US National team from 1985-96. She was US women’s doubles champion from 1986-89. A graduate of Arizona State University, French also studied at the University of Wisconsin and then obtained a law degree at the University of San Diego. She then worked as an immigration attorney in Naples, Florida.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Badminton Women's Singles United States USA 17T
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Badminton Women's Doubles United States USA 17T
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Badminton Women's Doubles United States USA 17T

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GW Gm1 Gm2
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Badminton United States USA Round One Match #10 1 1992-07-28 French (USA) bye
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Badminton United States USA Round Two Match #5 2 1992-07-29 Huang (CHN) 2, French (USA) 0 0 1 1

Women's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Badminton United States USA Joy Kitzmiller Round One Match #2 2 JPN-1 2, USA 0
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Badminton United States USA Erika Von Heiland Round One Match #7 2 1996-07-25 DEN 2, USA 0
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