Sharon Jones Barnes : WR 18 (WH2)

Sharon Jones Barnes : WR 18 (WH2)

Sharon Jones Barnes is an England and international Para-Badminton Player in the Wheelchair 2 (WH2) category.

Currently ranked #1 in England and #16 in the BWF World Rankings, Sharon won her first international Bronze for England playing in Germany and had the opportunity to go further, winning more Bronze and Silver medals for her country at the Gold International in Loughborough.

Sharon also has a long line of recent accomplishments to her name, with Bronze in the Fazza Dubai Para-Badminton International in April 2018 and two more Bronze medals at the Victor Denmark Para-Badminton International in singles and Ladies doubles, playing with Canada’s Yuka Chokyu, in November of the same year. On top of this, she's won many Gold and Silver medals in the Dover Para-Badminton championships. Sharon has also had the honor of representing England against the other home nations in the 4 Nations Championships where she has won Gold and Silver in both singles and ladies doubles.

As a qualified Level 2 Coach, Sharon works with the GLL, local councils and with Black Arrows Badminton Club, helping to pass on her skills and experience to the next generation of both Badminton players with disabilities and those with non-disabilities. Currently, Sharon is again representing England in qualifications for the World Championships in Basel, Switzerland and for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

Other Achievements:

  • Represented England – 4 Nations
  • Hertfordshire Championships – Gold Medal – Mixed Doubles
  • Herefordshire Championships – Silver Medal – Singles
  • Hertfordshire Championships – Gold Medal – Mixed Doubles
  • Herefordshire Championships – Silver Medal - Singles
  • The Robin Hood Para Badminton Championship – Nottingham – Gold in Doubles and Mixed, Silver in Ladies
  • Relief 4 Rohingya Badminton Tournament – London – Silver Trophy (the only wheelchair player against standing players)
  • Paralympic Torch carrier London 2012

Get closer to Sharon:

  • Favourite Tournaments: Spain and Dubai
  • Favourite piece of advice so far: "Be prepared for any outcome".
  • Guilty pleasure: KP crisps.
  • Random fact: Played for Tottenham Ladies football club (Had amalgamated with Arsenal Ladies FC) winning medals.

Karakal equipment used:

  • Pro 84-290 badminton racket and BN60 super light badminton racket
  • Karakal strings
  • Karakal racket grips
  • All shirts
  • Tracksuit hoodie
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Court shoes
  • Socks
  • Wrist bands
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