Richard Vaughan (badminton)

Richard Vaughan (born April 16, 1978) is a male badminton player from the United Kingdom.


Vaughan won a bronze medal at the 2000 European Badminton Championships losing to Peter Gade (Denmark) in the semi final. He also won a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, beating Susilo (Singapore), and Gupta (India) on the way to the semi final where he lost to Lee (Malaysia).

Summer Olympics

Vaughan has competed twice in badminton at the Summer Olympics.

2000 Summer Olympics

Vaughan played badminton at the 2000 Summer Olympics in men's singles, beating Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand in the first round and Rasmus Wengberg of Sweden in the 2nd round, before losing to World Champion Sun Jun of China, 13-15 13-15.

2004 Summer Olympics

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, also in men's singles, he defeated Marco Vasconcelos of Portugal in the first round. In the round of 16, Vaughan was himself defeated by Shon Seung-mo of Korea.

Best Grand Prix Results

  • Last 16 All England 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007
  • 1/4 Final Danish Grand Prix 2001
  • 1/4 Final Swiss Grand Prix 2002
  • 1/4 Final German Grand Prix 2002
  • Semi Final Dutch Grand Prix 2000
  • Semi Final US Grand Prix 2007
  • Final Polish Grand Prix 2000
  • Final Polish Grand Prix 2001


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