Lene Køppen

Lene Køppen (born May 5, 1953) is a former badminton player from Denmark who won numerous Danish national and major international championships from the early 1970s through the early 1980s. Noted for her speed and athleticism, she and Camilla Martin are the only Danish women to win both the World (1977) and All-England (1979, 1980) singles titles. In the first IBF World Championships in 1977 she captured mixed doubles (with Steen Skovgaard) as well as women's singles to become the first of only seven players, through 2010, to win two events in the same edition of this tournament. Notably, her badminton success came as she was studying and then practising dentistry.[1] She was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 1998. She is the mother of badminton player Marie Røpke.

Lene Køppen
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1953-05-05) May 5, 1953 (age 66)
Singles & doubles
Highest ranking1
Current rankingRetired

Major achievementsEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Mixed doubles 1977 Malmö, SWE
1 Singles 1977 Malmö, SWE
Mixed doubles
1980 Jakarta, INA
European Championships
1 Singles 1978 Preston, ENG
1 Singles 1982 Böblingen, GER
2 Singles 1974 Vienna, AUT
Mixed doubles
1976 Dublin, IRL
2 Mixed doubles 1978 Preston, ENG
3 Women's doubles 1972 Karlskrona, SWE
3 Women's doubles 1982 Böblingen, GER
International Opens
1 Singles 1979, 1980 All England Open


  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 155.

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