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Kenneth Jonassen (born 3 July 1974) is a badminton player from Denmark, who won Danish national and international titles during the first decade of the 21st century. The big, hard fighting Dane was often ranked among the top few singles players of that era, but was rather overshadowed by his fellow countryman Peter Gade.

Kenneth Jonassen
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1974-07-03) 3 July 1974 (age 45)
Herning, Denmark
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)
Men's singles
Highest ranking2 (14 April 2005[1])
BWF profile

He played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, losing in the round of 32 to Chen Hong of China. Jonassen reached the quarterfinals of several Badminton World Championships but never quite made it to the medal rounds.

He won the gold medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships, late in his career.[2] This, along with victories in the 2003 Korea Open and the 2004 Singapore Open were perhaps his most impressive achievements.

Major achievementsEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
European Championships
1 Singles 2008 Herning, DEN
2 Singles 1998 Sofia, BUL
2002 Malmö, SWE
2004 Geneva, SWI
2006 Den Bosch, NED
3 Singles 2000 Glasgow, SCO
Team competition
2 Team 2004 Thomas Cup
3 1998
International Opens
1 Singles 1996, 2001 Austrian International
1 Singles 2001 German Open
1 Singles 2003 Korea Open
1 Singles 2004 Dutch Open
1 Singles 2004 Singapore Open
National Championships
1 Singles 2004, 2008 Danish National Championships


  1. ^ IBF Historical Ranking - MENS SINGLES
  2. ^ "2008 European Championships winners". Retrieved 2008-04-21.

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