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Mia Blichfeldt (born 19 August 1997) is a Danish badminton player.[1][2] She won the gold medal at the 2015 European Junior Championships in the girls' singles event.[3] Blichfeldt was the gold medalist at the 2019 Minsk European Games.[4]

Mia Blichfeldt
Mia Blichfeldt.jpg
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1997-08-19) 19 August 1997 (age 22)
Solrød Strand, Denmark
ResidenceSolrød Strand, Denmark
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Years active2013
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Career record187 wins, 86 losses
Career title(s)10
Highest ranking11 (3 September 2019)
Current ranking17 (29 October 2019)
BWF profile

Career summaryEdit

 
Blichfeldt at the 2018 Dutch Open

Blichfeldt started to playing badminton in Solrød Strand badmintonclub at the age of nine, and began playing competitively at the age of eleven. She made her international debut in 2013, representing her country at the 2013, 2014, 2015 World Junior Championships, and 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. She won the gold medal at the 2015 European Junior Championships in the girls' singles event, also helps the team took the bronze.[5]

At the age of sixteen, she claimed her first international title at the 2013 Norwegian International beating top seeded Olga Golovanova of Russia in the final.[6] In 2014, she won the Danish national championship.

In 2017, she reached the final of the Scottish Open but lost in the final to host player Kirsty Gilmour with a score of 21–23, 12–21.

In 2018, Blichfeldt reached the semi-finals of the European Championships, but her steps were stopped by the host who was also a 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin and had to settle for a bronze medal. At the same year, she won her first Super 100 title at Dutch Open when she defeated Chinese player Qi Xuefei with a score of 21–16, 21–18.

In 2019, Blichfeldt won the Spain Masters a Super 300 level tournament, by beating Line Kjærsfeldt with a score of 21–14, 21–14 in the final. She clinched the gold at the 2019 Minsk European Games defeated Kirsty Gilmour of Great Britain with a score of 21–16, 21–17.

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club, Minsk, Belarus   Kirsty Gilmour 21–16, 21–17   Gold

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva, Huelva, Spain   Carolina Marín 17–21, 16–21   Bronze

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Regional Sport Centrum Hall, Lubin, Poland   Julie Dawall Jakobsen 21–14, 21–10   Gold

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] 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.[8]

Women's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2019 Spain Masters Super 300   Line Kjærsfeldt 21–14, 21–14   Winner
2018 Dutch Open Super 100   Qi Xuefei 21–16, 21–18   Winner
2018 Spain Masters Super 300   Minatsu Mitani 21–9, 21–23, 8–21   Runner-up
2018 Orleans Masters Super 100   Shiori Sato 18–21, 14–21   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.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Scottish Open   Kirsty Gilmour 21–23, 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
2019 Denmark International   Natsuki Oie 21–18, 21–18   Winner
2017 Spanish International   Evgeniya Kosetskaya 21–12, 21–12   Winner
2017 Swedish International   Sofie Holmboe Dahl 21–19, 21–16   Winner
2016 Portugal International   Chloe Birch 21–12, 21–14   Winner
2015 Slovenia International   Marija Ulitina 21–17, 17–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2014 Norwegian International   Akvile Stapusaityte 21–18, 21–17   Winner
2013 Norwegian International   Olga Golovanova 19–21, 21–16, 21–16   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

Career overviewEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Mia Blichfeldt". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Mia Blichfeldt Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  3. ^ "European Junior Championships, Individuals". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Blichfeldt vinder tredje danske guld ved European Games" (in Danish). TV 2 Sport. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  5. ^ Arndal, Peter (15 June 2017). "Badmintonspiller Mia Blichfeldt har Girlpower". kvindesport.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  6. ^ Røsler, Manuel (18 November 2013). "Marathon man Kasper Lehikoinen". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  7. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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