Larisa Griga

Larisa Valeriïvna Griga (Ukrainian: Лариса Валеріївна Грига; born 31 May 1984) is a badminton player from Ukraine.[1][2] She was the gold medalist at the 2003 European Junior Championships in the girls' singles event.[3] She competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.[4]

Larisa Griga
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Personal information
Birth nameLarisa Valeriïvna Griga
Country Ukraine
Born (1984-05-31) 31 May 1984 (age 35)
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
ResidenceUppsala, Sweden
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
CoachSemenuta V
PG Jonsson
Makhnovskiy Gennadiy
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking29 (WS 11 August 2011)
330 (WD 14 March 2013)
BWF profile


She played at the 2005 World Badminton Championships in Anaheim and reached the second round (lost to 2nd seed Xie Xingfang of China).[5]

As a part of the BC Amersfoort team, Griga reached the final of the European Cup 2007 held in Amersfoort. Together with Lotte Bruil-Jonathans, Yao Jie, Dicky Palyama and Eric Pang the final was lost against the team of NL Primorje. In the semi finals they were too strong for CB Rinconada. Since the autumn of 2008, Griga is playing for the club Fyrisfjädern in Uppsala, Sweden.


European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark   Nanna Brosolat Jensen 11–9, 11–9   Gold

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.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2008 Russian Open   Ella Diehl 10–21, 21–17, 12–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Belgian International   Olga Konon 12–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2011 Polish Open   Yuka Kusunose 21–15, 21–16   Winner
2010 Norwegian International   Olga Konon 17–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2010 Kharkiv International   Maria Ulitina 21–14, 17–21, 21–13   Winner
2008 Italian International   Juliane Schenk 21–15, 13–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2008 Norwegian International   Zhang Xi 18–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2008 Dutch International   Yu Wakita 21–19, 21–19   Winner
2007 Norwegian International   Juliane Schenk 12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2007 Belgian International   Elizabeth Cann 21–15, 16–21, 21–18   Winner
2007 North Shore City International   Lê Ngọc Nguyên Nhung 21–19, 21–14   Winner
2007 Victorian International   Ragna Ingólfsdóttir 21–11, 21–10   Winner
2007 Dutch International   Kati Tolmoff 21–12, 15–21, 20–22   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Elena Nozdran   Kamila Augustyn
  Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
10–15, 2–15   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament


  1. ^ "Players: Larisa Griga". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Larysa Hryha". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  3. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Larisa Griga". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Chinese top seeds Lin and Zhang advance". DAWN. Retrieved 23 October 2016.

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