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Kamilla Rytter Juhl

Kamilla Rytter Juhl (born 23 November 1983) is a retired Danish international elite badminton player. She announced her retirement in July 2018, due to her being pregnant.[1][2]

Kamilla Rytter Juhl
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Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1983-11-23) 23 November 1983 (age 35)
Skagen, Denmark
ResidenceValby, Denmark
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Retired11 March 2019
HandednessLeft
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD 10 May 2018)
1 (XD 6 January 2011)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

 
Kamilla Rytter Juhl

Rytter Juhl played as a left-handed doubles specialist.

Juhl enjoyed a successful mixed doubles career with Thomas Laybourn, winning the 2009 BWF World Championships and two European titles in 2006 and 2010. The pair also won the BWF World Superseries Finals in 2008, and won a total of two Superseries titles.

After Laybourn's retirement, Rytter Juhl played mixed doubles with Mads Pieler Kolding, and the pair came runner-up in the 2014 European Championships, losing out to their Danish teammates Christinna Pedersen and Joachim Fischer Nielsen in the final.

In the women's doubles, Juhl initially partnered with Lena Frier Kristiansen, and the pair reached 8th on the world rankings, won a bronze and a gold medal at the European Championships, and reached the World Superseries Finals in 2009.

From 2010 to 2018, Rytter Juhl was paired with Christinna Pedersen. While both athletes also focussed on competing with their respective partners in mixed doubles, in 2016 Juhl changed to competing exclusively in 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. Rytter Juhl and Pedersen won a total of four European women's doubles titles, one World Superseries Final and five Superseries titles, and had a career highest world ranking of 2nd. Having won seven European titles in total, Rytter Juhl is the most successful Danish player in European Championship history.[3] The pair also 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.

Rytter Juhl represented Skovshoved in the Danish Badminton League and lives in Copenhagen, where she trained with the national team. Off the badminton court, Rytter Juhl has a degree in Sport Management.

She announced her retirement in July 2018, due to her being pregnant,[4][5] and officially announced her retirement from the BWF World Tour in March 2019 together with Pedersen. The duo journey in badminton will continue in the national tournament.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Rytter Juhl is openly lesbian. She gave birth to a daughter named Molly in January 2019.

Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen'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. [7]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Women's doubles

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

BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India   Thomas Laybourn   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
21–13, 21–17   Gold

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark   Christinna Pedersen   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
21–11, 15–21, 21–11   Gold
2016 Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France   Christinna Pedersen   Eefje Muskens
  Selena Piek
21–18, 21–17   Gold
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia   Christinna Pedersen   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
21–11, 21–11   Gold
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden   Christinna Pedersen   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
22–20, 13–21, 21–12   Gold
2008 Messecenter, Herning, Denmark   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Donna Kellogg
  Gail Emms
21–18, 21–18   Gold
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Juliane Schenk
  Nicole Grether
21–9, 14–21, 15–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia   Mads Pieler Kolding   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
24–22, 13–21, 18–21   Silver
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden   Thomas Laybourn   Mads Pieler Kolding
  Julie Houmann
21–16, 19–21, 18–21   Bronze
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England   Thomas Laybourn   Robert Mateusiak
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
21–19, 18–21, 21–12   Gold
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Thomas Laybourn   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
22–20, 21–14   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] 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.[9]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 All England Open Super 1000   Christinna Pedersen   Yuki Fukushima
  Sayaka Hirota
21–19, 21–18   Winner
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500   Christinna Pedersen   Chen Qingchen
  Jia Yifan
22–20, 21–18   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   Christinna Pedersen   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
10–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2017 Singapore Open   Christinna Pedersen   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 14–21, 21–15   Winner
2017 All England Open   Christinna Pedersen   Chang Ye-na
  Lee So-hee
18–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2016 Hong Kong Open   Christinna Pedersen   Huang Dongping
  Li Yinhui
21–19, 21–10   Winner
2016 Japan Open   Christinna Pedersen   Misaki Matsutomo
  Ayaka Takahashi
19–21, 21–18, 21–12   Winner
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Christinna Pedersen   Luo Ying
  Luo Yu
21–14, 9–21, 4–14 Retired   Runner-up
2015 Japan Open   Christinna Pedersen   Zhao Yunlei
  Zhong Qianxin
12–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2014 Singapore Open   Christinna Pedersen   Bao Yixin
  Tang Jinhua
21–14, 19–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2013 World Superseries Finals   Christinna Pedersen   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
21–19, 21–12   Winner
2013 Denmark Open   Christinna Pedersen   Bao Yixin
  Tang Jinhua
16–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2013 Japan Open   Christinna Pedersen   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
11–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 India Open   Christinna Pedersen   Miyuki Maeda
  Satoko Suetsuna
21–12, 21–23, 18–21   Runner-up
2012 World Superseries Finals   Christinna Pedersen   Wang Xiaoli
  Yu Yang
16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2012 French Open   Christinna Pedersen   Ma Jin
  Tang Jinhua
12–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2012 Malaysia Open   Christinna Pedersen   Ha Jung-eun
  Kim Min-jung
21–19, 21–18   Winner
2009 World Superseries Finals   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Chin Eei Hui
  Wong Pei Tty
17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2009 Denmark Open   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Pan Pan
  Zhang Yawen
20–22, 21–18, 12–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 All England Open   Thomas Laybourn   Tontowi Ahmad
  Liliyana Natsir
17–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2010 Denmark Open   Thomas Laybourn   Nathan Robertson
  Jenny Wallwork
21–12, 12–21, 21–9   Winner
2010 Singapore Open   Thomas Laybourn   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
21–12, 21–15   Winner
2010 Malaysia Open   Thomas Laybourn   Tao Jiaming
  Zhang Yawen
21–19, 18–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2008 World Superseries Finals   Thomas Laybourn   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
21–19, 18–21, 22–20   Winner
2008 Denmark Open   Thomas Laybourn   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
14–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2008 Indonesia Open   Thomas Laybourn   Zheng Bo
  Gao Ling
14–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2007 Korea Open   Thomas Laybourn   Zheng Bo
  Gao Ling
20–22, 19–21   Runner-up
     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 sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Syed Modi International   Christinna Pedersen   Ashwini Ponnappa
  N. Sikki Reddy
21–16, 21–18   Winner
2015 German Open   Christinna Pedersen   Della Destiara Haris
  Rosyita Eka Putri Sari
21–18, 17–21, 21–9   Winner
2015 Malaysia Masters   Christinna Pedersen   Naoko Fukuman
  Kurumi Yonao
21–14, 21–14   Winner
2013 London Grand Prix Gold   Christinna Pedersen   Line Damkjaer Kruse
  Marie Roepke
12–21, 21–17, 21–15   Winner
2008 Dutch Open   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Shendy Puspa Irawati
  Meiliana Jauhari
21–16, 25–23   Winner
2004 Dutch Open   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Pernille Harder
  Helle Nielsen
15–12, 15–8   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 German Open   Mads Pieler Kolding   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
21–18, 21–17   Winner
2012 Dutch Open   Mads Pieler Kolding   Marcus Ellis
  Gabrielle White
21–15, 21–13   Winner
2012 German Open   Thomas Laybourn   Lee Yong-dae
  Ha Jung-eun
21–9, 21–16   Winner
2011 Bitburger Open   Thomas Laybourn   Chan Peng Soon
  Goh Liu Ying
18-21, 21-14, 25-27   Runner-up
2007 Chinese Taipei Open   Thomas Laybourn   Flandy Limpele
  Vita Marissa
18–21, 23–25   Runner-up
2006 Denmark Open   Thomas Laybourn   Anthony Clark
  Donna Kellogg
21–14, 14–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2006 Macau Open   Thomas Laybourn   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
21–19, 22–20   Winner
2005 Denmark Open   Thomas Laybourn   Lars Paaske
  Helle Nielsen
15–8, 15–9   Winner
2005 Thailand Open   Thomas Laybourn   Lee Jae-jin
  Hwang Ji-man
12–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2005 All England   Thomas Laybourn   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
10–15, 12–15   Runner-up
2004 Dutch Open   Thomas Laybourn   Peter Steffensen
  Lena Frier Kristiansen
15–11, 15–7   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Finnish International   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Ekaterina Ananina
  Anastasia Russkikh
21–17, 21–15   Winner
2004 Dutch International   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Neli Boteva
  Petya Nedeltcheva
10–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2002 Portugal International   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Lene Mork Christiansen
  Helle Nielsen
2–7, 3–7, 0–7   Runner-up
2001 Irish International   Lena Frier Kristiansen   Lene Mork Christiansen
  Helle Nielsen
3–7, 3–7, 2–7   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Irish International   Rasmus Mangor Andersen   Simon Archer
  Donna Kellogg
12–15, 4–15   Runner-up
2003 Croatian International   Carsten Mogensen   Rasmus Mangor Andersen
  Lena Frier Kristiansen
11–2, 11–3   Winner
2003 French International   Carsten Mogensen   Jorgen Olsson
  Frida Andreasson
11–5, 9–11, 7–11   Runner-up
2002 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Carsten Mogensen   Jonas Glyager Jensen
  Majken Vange
5–11, 8–11   Runner-up
2002 Portugal International   Carsten Mogensen   Frederik Bergstrom
  Jenny Karlsson
3–7, 7–2, 4–7   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

Record Against Top OpponentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hearn, Don (11 July 2018). "All England champion retires, expecting a baby". badzine.net. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ Raftery, Alan (11 July 2018). "Kamilla Rytter Juhl retires". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.denmark2017.dk/cms/default.aspx?clubid=5940&m=4639415&cmsid=430&pageid=16689&
  4. ^ Hearn, Don (11 July 2018). "All England champion retires, expecting a baby". badzine.net. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  5. ^ Raftery, Alan (11 July 2018). "Kamilla Rytter Juhl retires". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  6. ^ Sukumar, Dev (11 March 2019). "Pedersen, Juhl bid goodbye". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  7. ^ Hare, Hans-Henrik Hybholt (10 October 2017). "Derfor tav danske badminton-kærester: Risikerer dødstrusler". Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  8. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  10. ^ http://tournamentsoftware.com/profile/selectheadtohead.aspx?id=20637175-FA61-41DB-9DA9-2A9127D65E2E

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