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Christinna Pedersen (born 12 May 1986) is a Danish internationally elite badminton player.[1]

Christinna Pedersen
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Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1986-05-12) 12 May 1986 (age 33)
Aalborg, Denmark
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Retired11 March 2019
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD 10 May 2018)
1 (XD 2 April 2015)
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

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[2], and came third at the 2012 Summer Olympics[3]. 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 [4].

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.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Pedersen is openly lesbian. She welcomed her first child with her partner Kamilla Rytter Juhl in January 2019. [6]

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.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 9–21, 19–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Wembley Arena, London, England   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
21–12, 21–12   Bronze

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
17–21, 21–19, 14–21   Bronze
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Tian Qing
  Zhao Yunlei
25–23, 8–21, 15–21   Silver
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
14–21, 21–14, 15–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
15–21, 9–21   Bronze
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
18–21, 21–14, 18–21   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21–11, 15–21, 21–11   Gold
2016 Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Eefje Muskens
  Selena Piek
21–18, 21–17   Gold
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
21–11, 21–11   Gold
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
22–20, 13–21, 21–12   Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva, Huelva, Spain   Mathias Christiansen   Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle Adcock
18–21, 21–17, 18–21   Silver
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Chris Adcock
  Gabrielle Adcock
17–21, 21–18, 19–21   Silver
2016 Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Niclas Nohr
  Sara Thygesen
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

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Tine Kruse   Nina Vislova
  Olga Kozlova
15–13, 7–15, 16–17   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Rasmus Bonde   Robert Adcock
  Jennifer Wallwork
15–8, 15–5   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] 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.[8]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 All England Open Super 1000   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
21–19, 21–18   Winner
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
22–20, 21–18   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Korea Open Super 500   Mathias Christiansen   He Jiting
  Du Yue
18–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2018 India Open Super 500   Mathias Christiansen   Praveen Jordan
  Melati Daeva Oktavianti
21–14, 21–15   Winner

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Australian Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
10–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2017 Singapore Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 14–21, 21–15   Winner
2017 All England Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Chang Ye-na
  Lee So-hee
18–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2016 Hong Kong Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Huang Dongping
  Li Yinhui
21–19, 21–10   Winner
2016 Japan Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
19–21, 21–18, 21–12   Winner
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
21–14, 9–21, 4–14 Retired   Runner-up
2015 Japan Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Zhao Yunlei
  Zhong Qianxin
12–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2014 Singapore Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Bao Yixin
  Tang Jinhua
21–14, 19–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2013 World Superseries Finals   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
21–19, 21–12   Winner
2013 Denmark Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Bao Yixin
  Tang Jinhua
16–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2013 Japan Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
11–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 India Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
21–12, 21–23, 18–21   Runner-up
2012 World Superseries Finals   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2012 French Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
12–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2012 Malaysia Open   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Ha Jung-eun
  Kim Min-jung
21–19, 21–18   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Hong Kong Open   Mathias Christiansen   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
15–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2017 China Open   Mathias Christiansen   Zheng Siwei
  Huang Yaqiong
15–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2016 Denmark Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zheng Siwei
  Chen Qingchen
21–16, 22–20   Winner
2016 All England Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2015 China Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
19–21, 21–17, 19–21   Runner-up
2015 Japan Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–18, 23–21   Winner
2015 India Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Liu Cheng
  Bao Yixin
19–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 Indonesia Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
18–21, 21–16, 21–14   Winner
2014 India Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Ko Sung-hyun
  Kim Ha-na
21–16, 18–21, 21–18   Winner
2014 Malaysia Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
11–21, 21–17, 13–21   Runner-up
2013 World Superseries Finals   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
12–21, 21–19, 21–10   Winner
2013 China Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
10–21, 21–5, 17–21   Runner-up
2013 Indonesia Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
22–24, 22–20, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Malaysia Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
21–13, 21–18   Winner
2012 World Superseries Finals   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–12, 21–14   Winner
2011 China Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
11–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 Hong Kong Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
21–15, 17–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2011 French Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
21–17, 21–14   Winner
2011 Denmark Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Xu Chen
  Ma Jin
22–20, 21–16   Winner
2011 Japan Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Chen Hung-ling
  Chen Wen-hsing
19–21, 21–16, 15–21   Runner-up
2010 Hong Kong Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zhang Nan
  Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 14–21, 22–20   Winner
2009 World Superseries Finals   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   V Diju
  Jwala Gutta
21–14, 21–18   Winner
2009 Denmark Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Anthony Clark
  Donna Kellogg
21–16, 25–27, 21–17   Winner
2009 Japan Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Songphon Anugritayawon
  Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
21–13, 16–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2008 Denmark Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–14, 21–17   Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments which have been sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Syed Modi International   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Ashwini Ponnappa
  N. Sikki Reddy
21–16, 21–18   Winner
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
  Kurumi Yonao
21–14, 21–14   Winner
2013 London Grand Prix Gold   Kamilla Rytter Juhl   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
12–21, 21–17, 21–15   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 German Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Mads Pieler Kolding
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
18–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2015 Malaysia Masters   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Praveen Jordan
  Debby Susanto
21–18, 21–18   Winner
2013 Swiss Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Zhang Nan
  Tang Jinhua
22–20, 21–19   Winner
2011 Swiss Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Nathan Robertson
  Jenny Wallwork
23–21, 21–14   Winner
2008 Dutch Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Fran Kurniawan
  Shendy Puspa Irawati
21–17, 21–9   Winner
2008 Bitburger Open   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Diju Valiyaveetil
  Jwala Gutta
21–8, 17–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2007 Dutch Open   Rasmus Bonde Nissen   Hendri Kurniawan Saputra
  Li Yujia
21–16, 21–14   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Czech International   Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen   Elena Shimko
  Tatjana Bibik
21–11, 22–20   Winner
2007 Polish Open   Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen   Kamila Augustyn
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
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
  Cai Jiani
13–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2006 Czech International   Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen   Sarah Bok
  Rachel Howard
17–21, 21–13, 22–20   Winner
2005 Czech International   Line Reimers   Kamila Augustyn
  Nadiezda Kostiuczyk
2–15, 1–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Czech International   Rasmus Bonde   Anton Nazarenko
  Elena Chernyavskaya
21–19, 21–12   Winner
2007 Portugal International   Rasmus Bonde   Mikkel Delbo Larsen
  Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen
21–12, 21–6   Winner
2007 Swedish International   Rasmus Bonde   Jacob Chemnitz
  Julie Houmann
21–12, 21–8   Winner
2006 Czech International   Rasmus Bonde   Robin Middleton
  Liza Parker
16–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2006 Portugal International   Rasmus Bonde   Rasmus Mangor Andersen
  Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen
13–21, 21–14, 18–21   Runner-up
2006 Finnish International   Rasmus Bonde   Jonas Rasmussen
  Britta Andersen
11–21, 15–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series/European Circuit tournament

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ Sukumar, Dev (11 March 2019). "Pedersen, Juhl bid goodbye". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
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