Dorte Kjær (born 6 February 1964) is a retired female badminton player from Denmark.

Dorte Kjær
Personal information
CountryDenmark
Born (1964-02-06) February 6, 1964 (age 57)
Roskilde, Sjælland, Denmark
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Bangkok Women's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Copenhagen Mixed team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1980 Groningen Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1986 Uppsala Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1990 Moscow Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1990 Moscow Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Uppsala Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1984 Preston Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Groningen Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Böblingen Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Preston Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Böblingen Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1981 Edinburgh Girls' doubles
Gold medal – first place 1981 Edinburgh Mixed team

European & Danish titlesEdit

Kjær won the gold medal at the 1988 and 1990 European Badminton Championships in women's doubles with Nettie Nielsen.[1] She and Nettie Nielsen had already won the European juniors girls doubles title in 1981. In 1983 they became the Danish National ladies doubles champions for the first time. Together they won the Danish National Badminton Championships six times (1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 & 1990). Dorte Kjaer won another National ladies doubles title in 1991 with Lotte Olsen. She also won one National Danish mixed doubles title in 1990 with Henrik Svarrer. Dorte Kjaer first won a bronze medal at the 1980 European Badminton Championships with Anne Skovgaard. She won a silver medal in the mixed doubles at the 1981 European Junior Championships with Mark Christiansen in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Other International titlesEdit

Dorte Kjaer and Nettie Nielsen won a bronze medal in Women's doubles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul when badminton was an exhibition sport. Dorte Kjaer won the Nordic badminton Championships in Women's doubles in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988 with Nettie Nielsen and in 1989 with Lotte Olsen. She captured the Nordic mixed doubles title in 1984 with Jesper Helledie. With Nettie Nielsen she won the Scottish Open twice in 1985 & 1986 and with Lotte Olsen the Danish Open & German Open in 1990. With Henrik Svarrer she won the Carlton-Intersport-Cup in 1987 and the Chinese Taipei Open in 1989. She was a professional badminton player for approximately 10 years.

AchievementsEdit

Women's DoublesEdit

World Badminton Grand Prix FinalsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Singapore   Nettie Nielsen   Erma Sulistianingsih
  Rosiana Tendean
15-11, 16-18, 16–18   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Dutch Open   Kirsten Larsen   Gillian Gilks
  Karen Beckman
12-15, 10-15   Runner-up
1985 Scottish Open   Nettie Nielsen   Maria Bengtsson
  Christine Magnussen
15-13, 15–8   Champion
1986 Scottish Open   Nettie Nielsen   Gillian Clark
  Gillian Gowers
15-8, 15-11   Champion
1986 Carlton-Intersport-Cup (Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany)   Nettie Nielsen   Gillian Clark
  Gillian Gowers
9-15, 11-15   Runner-up
1989 Chinese Taipei Open   Lotte Olsen   Maria Bengtsson
  Christine Magnussen
13-15, 15-9, 6-15   Runner-up
1990 Danish Open   Lotte Olsen   Gillian Clark
  Gillian Gowers
15-13, 9-15, 15–11   Champion
1990 German Open   Lotte Olsen   Pernille Dupont
  Grete Mogensen
10–15, 15–2, 15–9   Champion

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Dutch Open   Jesper Helledie   Steen Fladberg
  Gitte Paulsen
9-15, 11-15   Runner-up
1987 Thailand Open   Henrik Svarrer   Peter Buch
  Grete Mogensen
  Runner-up
1987 Carlton-Intersport-Cup (Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany)   Henrik Svarrer   Andy Goode
  Fiona Elliott
16–17, 15–9, 15–10   Champion
1988 Dutch Open   Henrik Svarrer   Jesper Knudsen
  Nettie Nielsen
7-15, 11-15   Runner-up
1989 Chinese Taipei Open   Henrik Svarrer   Jan Paulsen
  Gillian Gowers
15–8, 15–6   Champion

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