Badminton ace books place in World Championships

BADMINTON ace Harriett Johnson has been assured of a place in the World Championships to be held in May.

Thursday, 27th March 2003, 1:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 7:39 pm

The 22-year-old, who lived in Bexhill until moving to Cardiff last year where she has to reside for 12 months in order to qualify for Welsh citizenship, confirmed her place by virtue of her world ranking which has rocketed up from 170 to 68 in the last six months.

She will compete in the singles and doubles events thanks to a sting of impressive performances on the European Badminton Union circuit including a quarter final appearance in the Polish Open and a last 16 finish in the Croatian Open.

In April last year she reached the semi-finals of the Belgian Open much to the delight of mother Addie, who still resides in Bexhill. She said: "She's very, very happy."

Harriett has also appeared in a few World Tour events notably when she reached the quarter-finals in the Norwegian round.