Kim Astrup

Kim Astrup Sørensen (born 6 March 1992) is a Danish badminton player.[2] As junior player, he won the bronze medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships in the boys' doubles. He later won a gold in the mixed doubles and bronze medals in the boys' doubles and team events at the 2011 European Junior Championships.[3] He joined the Denmark winning team at the 2016 Thomas Cup in Kunshan, China, where he and his teammates beating Indonesia 3–2 in the final.[4] Astrup emerge victorious in the men's doubles at the 2018 European Championships.[5]

Kim Astrup
Personal information
Birth nameKim Astrup Sørensen
CountryDenmark
Born (1992-03-06) 6 March 1992 (age 29)
Herning, Denmark
ResidenceCopenhagen, Denmark
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
HandednessLeft[1]
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking5 (MD with Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 1 November 2018)
32 (XD with Line Kjærsfeldt 13 April 2017)
Current ranking11 (MD with Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 3 August 2021)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Denmark
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kunshan Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Bangkok Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Aarhus Men's team
European Games
Silver medal – second place 2019 Minsk Men's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Huelva Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2016 La Roche-sur-Yon Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Kolding Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Kyiv Men's doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Leuven Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2019 Copenhagen Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2021 Vantaa Mixed team
European Men's Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Basel Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kazan Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Kazan Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2020 Liévin Men's team
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guadalajara Boys' doubles
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Vantaa Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Vantaa Boys' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Vantaa Mixed team
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Astrup competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the men's doubles partnering Anders Skaarup Rasmussen. The duo were eliminated in the quarter-finals to Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen.[6]

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club,
Minsk, Belarus
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Marcus Ellis
  Chris Langridge
17–21, 10–21   Silver

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Vendéspace,
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
21–14, 18–21, 13–21   Silver
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
17–21, 22–24   Bronze
2018 Palacio de Deportes,
Huelva, Spain
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
21–15, retired   Gold
2021 Palace of Sports,
Kyiv, Ukraine
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mark Lamsfuß
  Marvin Seidel
21–23, 17–21   Bronze

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco,
Guadalajara, Mexico
  Rasmus Fladberg   Ow Yao Han
  Yew Hong Kheng
16–21, 25–27   Bronze

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Energia Areena,
Vantaa, Finland
  Rasmus Fladberg   Chris Coles
  Matthew Nottingham
17–21, 17–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Energia Areena,
Vantaa, Finland
  Line Kjærsfeldt   Matthew Nottingham
  Helena Lewczynska
19–21, 21–14, 21–16   Gold

BWF World Tour (3 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[8]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 India Open Super 500   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2018 China Open Super 1000   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Han Chengkai
  Zhou Haodong
21–13, 17–21, 21–14   Winner
2020 Spain Masters Super 300   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Lee Yang
  Wang Chi-lin
21–17, 21–19   Winner
2021 Swiss Open Super 300   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mark Lamsfuß
  Marvin Seidel
21–16, 21–11   Winner
2021 Denmark Open Super 1000   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Takuro Hoki
  Yugo Kobayashi
18–21, 12–21   Runner-up

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Bitburger Open   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
11–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2013 Scottish Open   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
Walkover   Runner-up
2014 Bitburger Open   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Wang Yilyu
  Zhang Wen
14–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2016 Swiss Open   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Lee Sheng-mu
  Tsai Chia-hsin
21–8, 21–15   Winner
2017 German Open   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
21–17, 21–13   Winner
2017 Bitburger Open   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Fajar Alfian
  Muhammad Rian Ardianto
21–19, 19–21, 21–18   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (7 titles, 7 runners-up)Edit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Swedish Masters   Rasmus Fladberg   Lukasz Moren
  Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
14–21, 25–23, 21–16   Winner
2011 Croatian International   Rasmus Fladberg   Niclas Nohr
  Mads Pedersen
18–21, 21–19, 21–16   Winner
2013 Portugal International   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Peter Briggs
  Harley Towler
21–18, 21–14   Winner
2013 Denmark International   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Marcus Ellis
  Paul van Rietvelde
23–25, 21–16, 19–21   Runner-up
2013 Kharkiv International   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Adam Cwalina
  Przemysław Wacha
20–22, 21–15, 12–21   Runner-up
2013 Belgian International   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Chris Langridge
  Peter Mills
28–26, 21–18   Winner
2014 Finnish Open   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Huang Po-jui
  Lu Ching-yao
21–18, 21–17   Winner
2015 Swedish Masters   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Adam Cwalina
  Przemysław Wacha
21–15, 21–11   Winner
2016 Swedish Masters   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mathias Christiansen
  David Daugaard
19–21, 23–21, 19–21   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Croatian International   Line Kjærsfeldt   Zvonimir Durkinjak
  Stasa Poznanovic
13–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2011 Scottish International   Line Kjærsfeldt   Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
  Agnieszka Wojtkowska
15–21, 21–15, 21–13   Winner
2012 Denmark International   Line Kjærsfeldt   Mads Pieler Kolding
  Julie Houmann
19–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2013 Denmark International   Maria Helsbøl   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
  Lena Grebak
16–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2013 Kharkiv International   Maria Helsbøl   Robert Blair
  Imogen Bankier
22–20, 9–21, 18–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sørensen, Ida Marie (7 October 2020). "Kim Astrup: – Jeg har været som en løve i et bur". badminton.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Players: Kim Astrup". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  3. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Denmark wins world badminton team title". The Local. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ Bech, Rasmus (29 April 2018). "First title for Astrup and Skaarup". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Astrup Kim". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 6 August 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  7. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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