Maiken Fruergaard

Maiken Fruergaard Sørensen (born 11 May 1995) is a Danish badminton player, specializing in doubles play. As a junior player, she was the gold medalists at the 2013 European Junior Championships in the team and mixed doubles events, and in 2014, she entered the national team.[1]

Maiken Fruergaard
Personal information
Birth nameMaiken Fruergaard Sørensen
CountryDenmark
Born (1995-05-11) 11 May 1995 (age 27)
Odense, Denmark
ResidenceHvidovre, Denmark
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Years active2012–present
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking14 (WD with Sara Thygesen 15 January 2019)
37 (XD with Søren Gravholt 6 April 2017)
Current ranking16 (WD with Sara Thygesen 9 August 2022)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Denmark
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 La Roche-sur-Yon Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Huelva Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Kyiv Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Madrid Women's doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Lubin Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2019 Copenhagen Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2021 Vantaa Mixed team
European Women's Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Basel Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kazan Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Kazan Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2020 Liévin Women's team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ankara Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ankara Mixed team
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Fruergaard competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics partnering Sara Thygesen. Her pace at the Games was stopped in the group stage after placing 4th in the group C standings.[2]

AchievementsEdit

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Vendéspace,
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
  Sara Thygesen   Eefje Muskens
  Selena Piek
17–21, 17–21   Bronze
2018 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín,
Huelva, Spain
  Sara Thygesen   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
10–21, 18–21   Bronze
2021 Palace of Sports,
Kyiv, Ukraine
  Sara Thygesen   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
16–21, 10–21   Bronze
2022 Polideportivo Municipal Gallur, Madrid, Spain   Sara Thygesen   Linda Efler
  Isabel Lohau
22–20, 15–21, 20–22   Bronze

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Aski Sports Hall,
Ankara, Turkey
  David Daugaard   Robin Tabeling
  Myke Halkema
21–15, 21–18   Gold

BWF World Tour (1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is 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.[4]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2020 Indonesia Masters Super 500   Sara Thygesen   Greysia Polii
  Apriyani Rahayu
21–18, 11–21, 21–23   Runner-up

BWF Grand Prix (1 runner-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.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Dutch Open   Søren Gravholt   Mathias Christiansen
  Sara Thygesen
18–21, 22–20, 16–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Spanish International   Sara Thygesen   Heather Olver
  Kate Robertshaw
21–18, 13–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2014 Dutch International   Sara Thygesen   Samantha Barning
  Iris Tabeling
16–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 Croatian International   Camilla Martens   Julie Finne-Ipsen
  Ditte Søby Hansen
21–16, 19–21, 21–19   Winner
2015 Belgian International   Sara Thygesen   Joyce Choong Wai Chi
  Yap Cheng Wen
21–18, 21–11   Winner
2016 Swedish Masters   Sara Thygesen   Samantha Barning
  Iris Tabeling
21–19, 21–17   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Norwegian International   Søren Gravholt   Sawan Serasinghe
  Setyana Mapasa
17–21, 15–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Maiken Fruergaard". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Fruergaard Maiken". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 14 August 2021. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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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