Mette Schjoldager

Mette Schjoldager (born 21 April 1977) is a Danish badminton player from Viby, Roskilde Municipality, on the island of Zealand.[1]

Mette Schjoldager
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1977-04-21) 21 April 1977 (age 42)
Viby, Roskilde Municipality, Denmark
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
HandednessRight
EventWomen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Schjoldager made her debut at the Olympic Games in 2000 Sydney. Teamed-up with Ann-Lou Jørgensen, they beat Elena Nozdran/Viktoriya Evtushenko of Ukraine in the first round, but was defeated in the second round by Indonesian pair Etty Tantri/Cynthia Tuwankotta. In the mixed doubles, she partnered with Jens Eriksen. The duo had a bye in the first round, beat Michael Keck/Nicol Pitro of German, and were defeated bye Tri Kusharjanto/Minarti Timur of Indonesia in the quarterfinals.

Schjoldager again competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with partner Pernille Harder. They had a bye in the first round and were defeated by Ra Kyung-min and Lee Kyung-won of Korea in the round of 16. In the mixed doubles with partner Jens Eriksen, they defeated Svetoslav Stoyanov /Victoria Wright of France in the first round and Kim Yong-hyun/Lee Hyo-jung of South Korea in the second. In the quarterfinals, Schjoldager and Eriksen beat Nova Widianto/Vita Marissa of Indonesia 15-12, 15-8 to advance to the semifinals. There, they lost to Zhang Jun/Gao Ling of China 15–9, 15–5. In the bronze medal match, they defeated fellow Danish pair Jonas Rasmussen/Rikke Olsen 15–5, 15–5 to win the bronze medal.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece   Jens Eriksen   Jonas Rasmussen
  Rikke Olsen
15–5, 15–5   Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Jens Eriksen   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
2–15, 12–15   Bronze

World CupEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Jens Eriksen   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
15–21, 18–21   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Palais de Sports,
Geneva, Switzerland
  Pernille Harder   Mia Audina
  Lotte Bruil
4–15, 9–15   Bronze
2002 Baltiska hallen,
Malmö, Sweden
  Pernille Harder   Jane F. Bramsen
  Ann-Lou Jørgensen
4–7, 1–7, 5–7   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
  Jens Eriksen   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
20–22, 15–21   Silver
2004 Palais de Sports,
Geneva, Switzerland
  Jens Eriksen   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
16–17, 14–17   Bronze
2002 Baltiska hallen,
Malmö, Sweden
  Jens Eriksen   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
7–5, 7–3, 7–1   Gold
2000 Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Jens Eriksen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
7–15, 12–15   Silver

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Nitra, Slovakia   Mette Hansen  
 
–, –   Bronze

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Denmark Open   Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Helene Kirkegaard
  Rikke Olsen
2–7, 2–7, 3–7   Runner-up
2001 German Open   Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Helene Kirkegaard
  Rikke Olsen
0–7, 7–8, 0–7   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Korea Open   Jens Eriksen   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
21–23, 18–21   Runner-up
2005 Japan Open   Jens Eriksen   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
13–15, 17–14, 7–15   Runner-up
2005 Korea Open   Jens Eriksen   Lee Jae-jin
  Lee Hyo-jung
14–17, 9–15   Runner-up
2004 China Open   Jens Eriksen   Chen Qiqiu
  Zhao Tingting
15–13, 13–15, 15–8   Winner
2003 Japan Open   Jens Eriksen   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
11–9, 8–11, 9–11   Runner-up
2003 Swiss Open   Jens Eriksen   Kim Yong-hyun
  Lee Hyo-jung
11–7, 9–11, 11–5   Winner
2002 All England Open   Jens Eriksen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
3–7, 3–7, 0–7   Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open   Jens Eriksen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
7–2, 4–7, 7–5, 7–5   Winner
2001 Swiss Open   Jens Eriksen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
7–4, 7–2, 7–5   Winner
2000 Grand Prix Finals   Jens Eriksen   Tri Kusharyanto
  Minarti Timur
8–7, 7–4, 7–4   Winner
2000 Denmark Open   Jens Eriksen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
10–15, 15–8, 10–15   Runner-up
2000 Chinese Taipei Open   Jens Eriksen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
5–15, 9–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Spanish International   Pernille Harder   Ella Tripp
  Joanne Wright
15–10, 12–15, 15–8   Winner
1998 Scottish International   Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Lorraine Cole
  Tracy Dineen
15–2, 15–11   Winner
1998 Spanish International   Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Julia Chen
  Jennifer Wong
15–6, 15–1   Winner
1997 Irish International   Pernille Harder   Britta Andersen
  Christina Sørensen
15–2, 15–8   Winner
1996 Norwegian International   Pernille Harder   Johanna Holgersson
  Jenny Karlsson
4–9, 9–0, 9–7, 9–8   Winner
1996 Austrian International   Gitte Jansson   Pernille Harder
  Majken Vange
6–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1995 Irish International   Rikke Olsen   Pernille Harder
  Majken Vange
10–15, 15–4, 9–15   Runner-up
1995 Norwegian International   Gitte Jansson   Pernille Harder
  Majken Vange
15–7, 15–12   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Italian International   Peter Buur Steffensen   Vitalij Durkin
  Valeria Sorokina
22–20, 21–12   Winner
2006 Southern Pan Am International   Leon Aabenhus   Mike Beres
  Valérie Loker
21–12, 21–19   Winner
1998 Scottish International   Michael Lamp   Ian Sullivan
  Gail Emms
15–10, 11–15, 15–12   Winner
1995 Norwegian International   Janek Roos   Thomas Stavngaard
  Ann-Lou Jørgensen
12–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1995 Czech International   Thomas Stavngaard   Janek Roos
  Pernille Harder
15–4, 4–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1995 Austrian International   Janek Roos   Bjoern Siegemund
  Katrin Schmidt
7–15, 15–11, 10–15   Runner-up

Record against selected opponentsEdit

Mixed doubles results with Jens Eriksen against Super Series finalists, world Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kimer, Af Lars (31 May 2018). "Roskildes bedste olympiske præstation nogensinde: Afgiv din stemme her" (in Danish). Sjællandske Medier. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Unseeded Danes win bronze in badminton mixed doubles". ABC. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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