Denyse Julien

Denyse Julien (born July 22, 1960, in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) is a female badminton player from Canada noted for her versatility and longevity.

Denyse Julien
Medal record
Badminton
Representing  Canada
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1982 Brisbane Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Edinburgh Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1986 Edinburgh Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Auckland Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Victoria Women's doubles
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1999 Winnipeg Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2003 Santo Domingo Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Winnipeg Women's singles

CareerEdit

Between 1981 and 2004 Julien won a record 31 Canadian National Championship events, thirteen in singles, eight in women's doubles, and ten in mixed doubles.[1] She also captured five events at the Canadian Open Championships, including women's singles in 1989.[2] Julien earned four individual medals at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games. These include a silver medal in singles (1990), and a silver (1986) and two bronzes (1990, 1994) in women's doubles. Julien's record in another quadrennial competition, the Pan American Games, has been particularly noteworthy. A few months shy of her 35th birthday she won all three events at Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1995 when badminton was introduced into these Games. She won medals in each event at the next competition in Winnipeg in 1999, and a silver in women's doubles and a gold in mixed doubles at the 2003 competition in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Julien won a number of titles in Europe, including women's singles at French (1982) and Welsh (1991, 1995) Opens, women's doubles at the Austrian International (1983), and mixed doubles at the Portugal Open (1998). She competed in three Olympic Games (1992, 1996, 2004), the highlight of which was winning two rounds of singles at the 1992 Games in Barcelona before bowing to China's reigning world champion Tang Jiuhong.

AchievementsEdit

World Senior ChampionshipsEdit

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Meadowbank Sports Centre,
Edinburgh, Scotland
  Johanne Falardeau   Gillian Clark
  Gillian Gowers
6–15, 7–15   Silver
1990 Auckland Badminton Hall,
Auckland, New Zealand
  Johanne Falardeau   Tan Sui Hoon
  Lim Siew Choon
  Bronze
1994 University of Victoria,
Victoria, Canada
  Si-An Deng   Joanne Muggeridge
  Joanne Wright
  Bronze

Pan American GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina   Si-An Deng   Gold
1999 Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, Canada   Yeping Tang   Bronze

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina   Si-An Deng   Robbyn Hermitage
  Milaine Cloutier
  Gold
1999 Winnipeg Convention Centre,
Winnipeg, Canada
  Charmaine Reid   Robbyn Hermitage
  Milaine Cloutier
  Silver

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1997 Winnipeg, Canada   Lorena Blanco   Gold

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Kingston, Jamaica   Doris Piché   Linda French
  Joy Kitzmiller
  Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Kingston, Jamaica   Jaimie Dawson   Robert Richards
  Maria Leyow
  Gold
1997 Winnipeg, Canada   Iain Sydie   Mike Beres
  Kara Solmundson
  Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1983 Canada Open   Kirsten Larsen 1–11, 1–11   Runner-up
1987 Canada Open   Chun Sung-suk 5–11, 7–11   Runner-up
1989 Canada Open   Si-an Deng 11–9, 11–1   Winner
1990 US Open   Elena Rybkina 7–11, 11–2, 11–8   Winner
1992 Canada Open   Hisako Mizui 5–11, 11–7, 10–12   Runner-up
1993 Scottish Open   Camilla Martin 6–11, 8–11   Runner-up
2002 Puerto Rico Open   Charmaine Reid 11–8, 1–11, 13–10   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Canada Open   Johanne Falardeau   Sandra Skillings
  Claire Backhouse
15–7, 14–17, 18–16   Winner
1990 US Open   Doris Piché   Elena Rybkina
  Vlada Chernyavskaya
18–13, 18–15   Winner
1990 Canada Open   Doris Piché   Si-an Deng
  Claire Backhouse
  Winner
1992 Canada Open   Joanne Muggeridge   Pernille Dupont
  Lotte Olsen
  Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Canada Open   Bryan Blanshard   Mike Bitten
  Doris Piché
  Runner-up
1990 Canada Open   Bryan Blanshard   Mike Butler
  Claire Backhouse
  Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Women’s singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1983 Austrian International   Sherry Liu 8–11, 11–5, 5–11   Runner-up
1986 US Open   Hisako Mori   Winner
1989 Bells Open   Fiona Smith   Runner-up
1990 Welsh International   Si-an Deng   Winner
1994 Welsh International   Anne Gibson   Winner
1998 Suriname International   Charmaine Reid 11–9, 11–3   Winner
2002 MiamiPanAm International   Jody Patrick   Runner-up
2006 Canadian International   Eva Lee 12–21, 12–21   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Austrian International   Linda Cloutier   Julie McDonald
  Audrey Swaby
  Winner
1986 US Open   Johanne Falardeau   Yomiko Fushiki
  Mami Nakajima
  Winner
1991 Welsh International   Doris Piché   Elinor Middlemis
  Jennifer Williamson
  Winner
1998 Suriname International   Charmaine Reid   Nathalie Haynes
  Adrienn Kocsis
15–5, 15–4   Winner
1999 Guatemala International   Charmaine Reid   Judith Baumeyer
  Santi Wibowo
15–10, 15–13   Winner
2000 Chile International   Charmaine Reid   Satomi Igawa
  Hiroko Nagamine
10–15, 0–15   Runner-up
2000 Peru International   Charmaine Reid   Satomi Igawa
  Hiroko Nagamine
6–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2002 Miami PanAm International   Florence Lavoie   Amélie Felx
  Valerie Loker
  Winner
2003 Nigeria International   Anna Rice   Felicity Gallup
  Joanne Muggeridge
12–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2005 Miami PanAm International   Milaine Cloutier   Noriko Okuma
  Miyuki Tai
  Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Portugal International   Iain Sydie   James Anderson
  Sara Hardaker
15–0, 15–7   Winner
1999 Canada Open   Iain Sydie   Brent Olynyk
  Robbyn Hermitage
  Winner
2003 Miami PanAm International   Philippe Bourret   Mike Beres
  Jody Patrick
  Runner-up
2004 Peru International   Philippe Bourret   Mike Beres
  Jody Patrick
  Winner

ReferencesEdit