Johanna Sofia Elisabeth Persson (born 25 December 1978) is a former Swedish badminton player. Persson started her junior career in Täby Badmintonförening (now Göteborgs BK), and won her first national junior title in 1993 in the U-14 girls' singles, doubles, and mixed doubles event. She won the Swedish National senior title 11 times from 2002 to 2012, 6 in the women's doubles, and 5 in the mixed doubles. She won the bronze medals at the 2004 European Championships in the mixed doubles event partnered with Fredrik Bergström, and also at the 2006 and 2008 European Championship in the women's doubles event with Elin Bergblom. Persson competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles with partner Bergström. They defeated Mike Beres and Jody Patrick of Canada in the first round and Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thungthongkam of Thailand in the second. In the quarterfinals, Persson and Bergström lost to Zhang Jun and Gao Ling of China 15–3, 15–1. After retiring from the international tournament, in 2009, Persson runs a project Girls of Badminton, to encourage and promote females within the Swedish Badminton Association. In 2011, she was awarded as a Person of the Year by the Badminton Europe. Her sister, Sara Persson, also an Olympian who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
|Birth name||Johanna Sofia Elisabeth Persson|
|Born||25 December 1978|
Danderyd, Stockholm, Sweden
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb)|
|Event||Women's & mixed doubles|
|Elin Bergblom|| Gail Emms
|2006||Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
|Elin Bergblom|| Gail Emms
|9–21, 21–16, 15–21||Bronze|
|2004||Queue d’Arve Sport Center,
|Fredrik Bergström|| Jonas Rasmussen
IBF Grand PrixEdit
The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation since 1983.
|2005||Bitburger Open||Vladislav Druzchenko|| Daniel Shirley
|15–11, 11–15, 15–6||Winner|
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
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- "Svenska Mästerskap senior" (in Swedish). Badminton Sweden. Archived from the original on 4 April 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- "Badminton Sverige: Svenska OS, VM och EM-medaljer" (in Swedish). Sveriges sporthistoria. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- "Bergström/Persson ute ur OS" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- "Girls of Badminton stärker och lyfter ledarna" (in Swedish). Riksidrottsförbundet. Archived from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- "2011 Person of the Year Award - Johanna Persson (Sweden)". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- "Sara Persson i stor badmintonfinal" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 31 January 2018.