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Kim Astrup Sørensen (born 6 March 1992) is a Danish badminton player.[1] In 2011, he won a gold in the mixed doubles event and a bronze medal in the boys' doubles event at the European Junior Badminton Championships.[2] In 2016, he won a silver medal at the European Championships in the men's doubles event partnered with Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.[3] He also joined the Denmark national badminton team compete at the 2016 Thomas Cup in Kunshan, China. He and his teammates won a gold medal for the first time after beating Indonesia 3-2 in the final.[4]

Kim Astrup
Personal information
Birth nameKim Astrup Sørensen
Country Denmark
Born (1992-03-06) 6 March 1992 (age 27)
Herning, Denmark
ResidenceCopenhagen, Denmark
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
HandednessLeft
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking5 (MD 1 November 2018)
32 (XD 13 April 2017)
Current ranking8 (MD 25 June 2019)
BWF profile

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
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
Huelva, Spain
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
21–15, Retired   Gold
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
17–21, 22–24   Bronze
2016 Vendéspace,
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
21–14, 18–21, 13–21   Silver

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 TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[5] 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.[6]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 China Open Super 1000   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Han Chengkai
  Zhou Haodong
21–13, 17–21, 21–14   Winner
2018 India Open Super 500   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen   Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
14–21, 16–21   Runner-up

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's doubles

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

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

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

Mixed doubles

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Kim Astrup". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  2. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Axelsen's Euro delight and it's Mum's the word for Marin". www.badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Denmark wins world badminton team title". www.thelocal.dk. The Local. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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