|Born||12 May 1986|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Retired||11 March 2019|
|Women's & mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||2 (WD 10 May 2018)|
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Christinna Pedersen is a right-handed doubles specialist.
From 2008 onwards, Pedersen paired with Joachim Fischer Nielsen in mixed doubles. The pair gained two European mixed doubles titles, won bronze at the 2009 Hyderabad World Championships and at the 2014 World Championships, and came third at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Pedersen and Fischer Nielsen also produced strong results on the BWF Super Series circuit, winning a total of three World Superseries Finals and ten Superseries titles, and reaching a career high World Ranking of number 1.
Viewed by Badminton Denmark as a medal contender for the 2020 Olympics, Pedersen will compete in the mixed doubles with Mathias Christiansen as of the end of the 2016/17 season, after Joachim Fischer Nielsen broke his left ankle at the BWF World Championships 2017 in Glasgow .
In women's doubles, Pedersen has paired with Kamilla Rytter Juhl from 2010 to 2018. Initially, the two athletes also focussed on competing with their respective partners in mixed doubles, however, as of 2015, Juhl has competed exclusively in the women's doubles. The pair won a silver medal at the 2015 World Championships, and a bronze medal at the 2013 Guangzhou World Championship and at the 2017 BWF World Championships. Pedersen and Rytter Juhl have won a total of four European women's doubles titles, one World Superseries Final and five Superseries titles, and have a career highest World Ranking of number 2. The pair won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and, in doing so, became the first Europeans to ever compete in an Olympic women's doubles final. Pedersen is also the only Danish badminton player to have won two Olympic medals.
Pedersen currently represents Skovshoved in the Danish Badminton League and lives in Copenhagen, where she trains with the national team. Off the badminton court, Pedersen is a qualified maths, history and food technology teacher.
Pedersen announced her retirement in March 2019 together with Rytter Juhl. The duo journey in badminton will continue in the national tournament.
Pedersen and Rytter Juhl's autobiography, "Det Unikke Makkerskab" (loosely translated: The unique partnership), written with support from journalist Rasmus M. Bech, was released in Denmark in October 2017. In the book, the couple tell not only of their lives as international badminton players, but of their life together off court; having been a couple since 2009.
|2016||Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Misaki Matsutomo
|21–18, 9–21, 19–21||Silver|
|2012||Wembley Arena, London, England||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Tontowi Ahmad
BWF World ChampionshipsEdit
|2017||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Yuki Fukushima
|17–21, 21–19, 14–21||Bronze|
|2015||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Tian Qing
|25–23, 8–21, 15–21||Silver|
|2013||Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Wang Xiaoli
|14–21, 21–14, 15–21||Bronze|
|2014||Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Xu Chen
|2009||Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Nova Widianto
|18–21, 21–14, 18–21||Bronze|
|2017||Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Gabriela Stoeva
|21–11, 15–21, 21–11||Gold|
|2016||Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Eefje Muskens
|2014||Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Line Damkjaer Kruse
|2012||Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Line Damkjaer Kruse
|22–20, 13–21, 21–12||Gold|
|2018||Palacio de Deportes de Huelva, Huelva, Spain||Mathias Christiansen|| Chris Adcock
|18–21, 21–17, 18–21||Silver|
|2017||Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Chris Adcock
|17–21, 21–18, 19–21||Silver|
|2016||Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Niclas Nohr
|19–21, 21–13, 21–17||Gold|
|2014||Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Mads Pieler Kolding
Kamilla Rytter Juhl
|22–24, 21–13, 21–18||Gold|
European Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2005||De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands||Tine Kruse|| Nina Vislova
|15–13, 7–15, 16–17||Silver|
|2005||De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands||Rasmus Bonde|| Robert Adcock
BWF World TourEdit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2018||All England Open||Super 1000||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Yuki Fukushima
|2018||Malaysia Masters||Super 500||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Chen Qingchen
|2018||Korea Open||Super 500||Mathias Christiansen|| He Jiting
|2018||India Open||Super 500||Mathias Christiansen|| Praveen Jordan
Melati Daeva Oktavianti
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2017||Syed Modi International||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Ashwini Ponnappa
N. Sikki Reddy
|2015||German Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Della Destiara Haris
Rosyita Eka Putri Sari
|21–18, 17–21, 21–9||Winner|
|2015||Malaysia Masters||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Naoko Fukuman
|2013||London Grand Prix Gold||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Line Damkjaer Kruse
|12–21, 21–17, 21–15||Winner|
|2015||German Open||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Mads Pieler Kolding
Kamilla Rytter Juhl
|2015||Malaysia Masters||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Praveen Jordan
|2013||Swiss Open||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Zhang Nan
|2011||Swiss Open||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Nathan Robertson
|2008||Dutch Open||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Fran Kurniawan
Shendy Puspa Irawati
|2008||Bitburger Open||Joachim Fischer Nielsen|| Diju Valiyaveetil
|21–8, 17–21, 20–22||Runner-up|
|2007||Dutch Open||Rasmus Bonde Nissen|| Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
|2007||Czech International||Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen|| Elena Shimko
|2007||Polish Open||Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen|| Kamila Augustyn
|2007||Finnish International||Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen|| Rachel van Cutsen
Paulien van Dooremalen
|19–21, 21–10, 21–11||Winner|
|2007||Swedish International||Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen|| Guo Xin
|2006||Czech International||Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen|| Sarah Bok
|17–21, 21–13, 22–20||Winner|
|2005||Czech International||Line Reimers|| Kamila Augustyn
|2007||Czech International||Rasmus Bonde|| Anton Nazarenko
|2007||Portugal International||Rasmus Bonde|| Mikkel Delbo Larsen
|2007||Swedish International||Rasmus Bonde|| Jacob Chemnitz
|2006||Czech International||Rasmus Bonde|| Robin Middleton
|2006||Portugal International||Rasmus Bonde|| Rasmus Mangor Andersen
|13–21, 21–14, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2006||Finnish International||Rasmus Bonde|| Jonas Rasmussen
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