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Jeanine Cicognini (born 14 November 1986 in Brig, Valais) is a Swiss badminton player who now represents Italy.[1] Cicognini won her first Swiss senior title at age 16 and has since won the award seven more times.[2]

Jeanine Cicognini
Personal information
Country  Switzerland
 Italy
Born (1986-11-14) 14 November 1986 (age 32)
Brig, Valais
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachArturo Ruiz
Women's
Highest ranking33 (WS) 16 Sep 2010
109 (WD) 22 Oct 2009
BWF profile

In 2005, she won the silver medal at the European Junior Badminton Championships in the girls' singles event.[3]

Cicognini became a badminton professional as soon as she left school. She soon moved to Denmark, and then moved to the International Badminton Federation's training centre in Saarbrücken, Germany. In 2010, she returned to Switzerland and joined the sport army, where she played for the BC Uzwil. She later moved to Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany and played for the 1.BV Mülheim in the first bundesliga.

At the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing she reached the second round, losing to Anna Rice of Canada.[4] In 2016, she did not advance to the elimination round after placing third in the group stage.

In 2015, she represented Italy to compete at the European Games in the women's singles event. She was defeated by Line Kjærsfeldt of Denmark 21-10, 25-23 in round of 16.[5]

AchievementsEdit

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Janet Köhler 5–11, 9–11   Silver

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Jamaica International   Akvile Stapusaityte 21–16, 22–20   Winner
2016 Manhattan Beach International   Haramara Gaitan 21–16, 22–20   Winner
2015 Puerto Rico International   Laura Sarosi 12–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2015 New Caledonia International   Joy Lai 21–17, 21–15   Winner
2015 Colombia International   Fabiana Silva 21–15, 12–21, 21–13   Winner
2015 Trinidad and Tobago International   Elisabeth Baldauf 21–16, 16–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2014 Guatemala International   Crystal Pan 11–2, 11–6, 3–11, 11–5   Winner
2014 Kenya International   Grace Gabriel 21–16, 13–21, 21–16   Winner
2014 Mauritius International   Elisabeth Baldauf 21–18, 21–10   Winner
2014 Lagos International   Martina Repiska 21–10, 21–9   Winner
2014 Giraldilla International   Marie Demy 21–19, 21–13   Winner
2012 Uganda International   Ozge Bayrak 21–14, 14–10, Retired   Winner
2011 Guatemala International   Michelle Li 15–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2009 Hungarian International   Tatyana Bibik 22–20, 21–12   Winner
2009 Czech International   Trupti Murgunde 17–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2007 Hungarian International   Ragna Ingolfsdottir 13–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2005 Bulgarian International   Petya Nedelcheva 7–11, 2–11   Runner-up
2003 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Tine Rasmussen 3–11, 3–11   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Jeanine Cicognini". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Switzerland Yearbook". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Olympics 2008 Day 2 – Badminton Parades a Dictionary of Nations". www.badzine.net. Badzine.net. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Athletes: Jeanine Cicognini". www.baku2015.com. Baku 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2016.

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