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Birgit Michels (born 28 September 1984 as Birgit Overzier) is a German badminton player. She competed for Germany at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles.[2][3] In 2008, she competed with Kristof Hopp, and in 2012 she competed with Michael Fuchs, reaching the quarter-finals.[3]

Birgit Michels
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Personal information
Birth nameBirgit Overzier
Country Germany
Born (1984-09-28) 28 September 1984 (age 34)[1]
Köln, West Germany
ResidenceBonn, Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
HandednessRight
Highest ranking13 (WD), 6 (XD)
BWF profile

Contents

AchievementsEdit

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden   Sandra Marinello   Christinna Pedersen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
11–21, 11–21   Bronze

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark   Therésè Nawrath   Nina Vislova
  Valeria Sorokina
11–5, 5–11, 0–11   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark   Marc Zwiebler   Dmitri Pankov
  Nina Vislova
11–7, 11–1   Gold
2001 Spala, Poland   Marc Zwiebler   Carsten Mogensen
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
6–15, 15–12, 6–15   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Australian Open   Michael Fuchs   Ko Sung-hyun
  Kim Ha-na
16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2014 Japan Open   Michael Fuchs   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
12–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2010 French Open   Michael Fuchs   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thoungthongkam
15–21, 15–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament


BWF Grand PrixEdit

 
Michels at 2010 Dutch Open

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Bitburger Open   Johanna Goliszewski   Wang Rong
  Zhang Zhibo
15–21, 13–21   Runner up
2010 Canada Open   Sandra Marinello   Cheng Wen-hsing
  Chien Yu-chin
16–21, 21–18, 17–21   Runner up
2009 Dutch Open   Sandra Marinello   Valeria Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
13–21, 17–21   Runner up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 U.S. Grand Prix   Michael Fuchs   Choi Sol-gyu
  Eom Hye-won
12–21, 14–21   Runner up
2013 Bitburger Open   Michael Fuchs   Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle White
21–19, 21–15   Winner
2013 London Grand Prix Gold   Michael Fuchs   Chris Langridge
  Heather Olver
21–19, 21–14   Winner
2011 Canada Open   Michael Fuchs   Chen Hung-ling
  Cheng Wen-hsing
21–10, 23–21   Winner
2010 Bitburger Open   Michael Fuchs   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
20–22, 9–21   Runner-up
2010 U.S. Open   Michael Fuchs   Lee Sheng-mu
  Chien Yu-chin
21–19, 21–14   Winner
2008 India Open   Kristof Hopp   He Hanbin
  Yu Yang
18–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2007 Bitburger Open   Kristof Hopp   Robert Blair
  Imogen Bankier
21–17, 21–17   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Dutch International   Cisita Joity Jansen   Debora Jille
  Imke Van Der Aar
21–18, 21–18   Winner
2015 Czech Open   Isabel Herttrich   Marie Batomene
  Emilie Lefel
21–13, 21–9   Winner
2011 Turkey International   Sandra Marinello   Choi A-reum
  Yoo Hyun-young
21–13, 21–9   Winner
2011 Italian International   Sandra Marinello   Valeria Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
14–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2011 Kharkiv International   Sandra Marinello   Shinta Mulia Sari
  Yao Lei
17–21, 21–18, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 Morocco International   Sandra Marinello   Emelie Lennartsson
  Emma Wengberg
21–16, 21–16   Winner
2010 Belgian International   Sandra Marinello   Lotte Jonathans
  Paulien Van Dooremalen
21–19, 18–21, 21–12   Winner
2010 Norwegian International   Sandra Marinello   Lotte Jonathans
  Paulien Van Dooremalen
14–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2009 Dutch International   Sandra Marinello   Line Damkjær Kruse
  Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen
19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2009 Finnish International   Sandra Marinello   Valeria Sorokina
  Nina Vislova
21–16, 12–21, 13–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 White Nights   Michael Fuchs   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
21–9, 21–12   Winner
2015 USA International   Michael Fuchs   Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
  Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2015 Czech Open   Michael Fuchs   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
18–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2015 Guatemala International   Michael Fuchs   Ronan Labar
  Emilie Lefel
21–15, 21–16   Winner
2013 Dutch International   Michael Fuchs   Sam Magee
  Chloe Magee
21–14, 18–21, 21–17   Winner
2012 Norwegian International   Michael Fuchs   Jorrit de Ruiter
  Samantha Barning
21–16, 21–23, 19–21   Runner-up
2012 Bulgarian International   Michael Fuchs   Peter Kaesbauer
  Isabel Herttrich
21–9, 21–13   Winner
2011 Kharkiv International   Michael Fuchs   Chayut Triyachart
  Yao Lei
21–18, 21–14   Winner
2011 Morocco International   Michael Fuchs   Toby Ng
  Grace Gao
21–15, 21–16   Winner
2010 Belgian International   Michael Fuchs   Johannes Schöttler
  Sandra Marinello
22–20, 21–19   Winner
2010 Norwegian International   Michael Fuchs   Evgeny Dremin
  Anastasia Russkikh
22–20, 21–10   Winner
2009 Dutch International   Johannes Schöttler   Christian John Skovgaard
  Anne Skelbæk
21–16, 21–10   Winner
2008 Italian International   Johannes Schöttler   Vitalij Durkin
  Nina Vislova
22–20, 19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2007 Norwegian International   Kristof Hopp   Vitalij Durkin
  Valeria Sorokina
21–15, 13–21, 21–15   Winner
2007 Turkey International   Kristof Hopp   Ingo Kindervater
  Kathrin Piotrowski
18–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2007 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Kristof Hopp   Ingo Kindervater
  Kathrin Piotrowski
12–21, 21–16, 14–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Birgit MICHELS Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Birgit Michels". London2012.com. LOCOG. Archived from the original on 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  3. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Birgit Overzier-Michels". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2015-09-02.

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