Olga Anatolyevna Konon (Belarusian: Вольга Анатольеўна Конан, Russian: Ольга Анатольевна Конон; born 11 November 1989 in Brest, Byelorussian SSR) is a badminton player from Germany, and is of Belarusian origin.
|Country|| Belarus (to 2009)|
Germany (since October 2010)
|Born||11 November 1989|
Brest, Byelorussian SSR
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st)|
|Women's singles & doubles|
|Highest ranking||26 (WS 18 August 2011)|
90 (WD 12 July 2018)
40 (XD 27 September 2018)
|Current ranking||328 (WD), 101 (XD) (9 April 2019)|
Konon is known for her speed and attacking style of play. She is currently coached by Kim Ji Hyun and Per Henrik Croona. Konon won her first major international tournament in 2004, at the Finnish International in the mixed event. She was only 14 at the time.
In 2005, she traveled to the north east of England to take on then county champions, mixed doubles team Andrew Dodds and Cheryl Wigham. Konon and her partner were beaten 21-9 21–14.
In her next match she suffered a knee ligament injury at the Swedish International. After this injury, in 2007, she won a gold medal in girls' doubles and a bronze medal in girls' singles at the European Junior Championships. The following year she won Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse in women's singles, and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In October 2014, the UK launched the National Badminton League. This consists of six national teams that play each other once during the season. Top national and European players were 'auctioned' off and bought by one of the six franchises, and Konon was picked to play for the University of Nottingham. In November 2014, she won her first match for the UON, beating Liz Cann 3–0.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Konon lost in the round of sixteen to top seeded Xie Xinfang (who later won the silver medal) 21–16, 21–15. En route to the round of sixteen, she defeated Singapore's Xing Aiying, who is ranked 23 in the world, 21–19, 21–12. Later in the round of 32, she beat Slovenia's Maja Tvrdy, 21–17, 21–14.
European Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2007||Hermann-Neuberger-Halle, Völklingen, Germany||Karina Jorgensen||14–21, 18–21||Bronze|
|Kristina Ludikova|| Joan Christiansen
Line Damkjaer Kruse
Den Bosch, Netherlands
|Kristina Ludikova|| Nina Vislova
BWF World TourEdit
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, 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.
|2018||Orleans Masters||Super 100||Peter Käsbauer|| Niclas Nøhr
BWF International Challenge/Series/European CircuitEdit
|2002||Czech International||Nadieżda Kostiuczyk|| Elin Bergblom
|2018||KaBaL International||Peter Käsbauer|| Paweł Śmiłowski
|2018||Portugal International||Peter Käsbauer|| Lu Chen
|2018||Estonian International||Peter Käsbauer|| Gregory Mairs
|2017||Turkey International||Peter Käsbauer|| Valeriy Atrashchenkov
|2009||Polish International||Michał Łogosz|| Adam Cwalina
|23–25, 21–11, 21–7||Winner|
|2004||Finnish International||Andrei Konakh|| Vladislav Druzchenko
|9–15, 15–11, 17–15||Winner|
|2003||Czech International||Andrei Konakh|| Mike Beres
|15–11, 9–15, 11–15||Runner-up|
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- "PROJECT Road to Beijing comes to an end". Badzine.net. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- "European Junior Championships, Individuals". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
- "Athlete Biography: Konon Olga". Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on 12 August 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
- "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
- "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.