Heather Ward

Female, Person

1938 –


Who is Heather Ward?

Heather Ward is a former English badminton player who won international championships and competed at an elite level during a two decade span from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. Noted for her grace and athleticism, she won women's doubles with American Margaret Varner at the 1958 All-England Championships. The following year Ward interrupted the reign of the great Judy Devlin by defeating her in the All-England women's singles final. During the 1960s her badminton career was hampered by a variety of factors including athletic injury, marriage and motherhood, and residence in South Africa. In 1970, however, she returned to the All-Englands to reach the final of women's singles before bowing to Japan's Etsuko Takenaka. Continuing to compete, she was an All-England singles quarter-finalist as late as 1975.

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on July 23, 2013


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