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Rikke Olsen Siegemund (born 19 April 1975) is a retired badminton player from Denmark. She was regarded as an experienced player at international level, since she won the mixed doubles title at the World Junior Championships in 1992 and the girls' doubles title at the European Junior Championships in 1993.[1]

Rikke Olsen
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1975-04-19) 19 April 1975 (age 44)
Roskilde, Denmark
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD)
1 (XD)
BWF profile

Born in Søndre Roskilde, Olsen came from the badminton family, and started playing at the age of six.[2] She trained in Kastrup-Magleby BK and played for the team for eight seasons,[3] won fourteen National titles, seven World Championships bronze medals, three times runner-up in All England Open, and reached in to the bronze medal match at the Olympic Games in 1996, 2000 and 2004.[4] During her career, she was ranked as world No. 1 in the mixed doubles and No. 2 in the women's doubles.[3] After retired from the tournament, she became the national junior coach.[2]

Her sister Lotte Olsen also played badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics. She married to German badminton player Björn Siegemund and settled in Solrød Strand.[2]

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CareerEdit

Olsen competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with partner Ann-Lou Jørgensen. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Nicole Grether and Juliane Schenk of Germany in the second. In the quarterfinals, Olsen and Jørgensen lost to Huang Sui and Gao Ling of China 15-6, 15-7.

She also competed in mixed doubles with partner Jonas Rasmussen. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Daniel Shirley and Sara Petersen of New Zealand in the second. In the quarterfinals, Olsen and Rasmussen beat Kim Dong-moon and Ra Kyung-min of Korea 17-14, 15-8, to advance to the semifinals. There, they lost to Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms of Great Britain 15-6, 15-12. In the bronze medal match, they were defeated by fellow Danish pair Jens Eriksen and Mette Schjoldager 15-5, 15-5, to finish in fourth place.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom   Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Gao Ling
  Huang Sui
2–15, 15–8, 7–15   Bronze
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland   Helene Kirkegaard   Finarsih
  Lili Tampi
8–15, 16–17   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom   Jonas Rasmussen   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
3–15, 15–17   Bronze
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Michael Søgaard   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 9–15   Bronze
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Michael Søgaard   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
5–15, 9–15   Bronze
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Michael Søgaard   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
10–15, 9–15   Bronze

World CupEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Helene Kirkegaard   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
10–15, 9–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Michael Søgaard   Sandiarto
  Minarti Timur
6–15, 15–13, 8–15   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Palais de Sports,
Geneva, Switzerland
  Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Lotte Bruil
  Mia Audina
10–15, 1–15   Silver
2000 Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Helene Kirkegaard   Donna Kellogg
  Joanne Goode
15–7, 10–15, 8–15   Silver
1998 Winter Sports Palace,
Sofia, Bulgaria
  Marlene Thomsen   Majken Vange
  Ann Jørgensen
15–2, 15–10   Gold
1996 Herning, Denmark   Helene Kirkegaard   Lisbeth Stuer-Lauridsen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–6, 12–15, 10–15   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Palais de Sports,
Geneva, Switzerland
  Jonas Rasmussen   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
3–15, 15–8, 5–15   Silver
2002 Baltiska hallen,
Malmö, Sweden
  Michael Søgaard   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
8–6, 2–7, 1–7, 5–7   Bronze
2000 Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
15–7, 15–12   Gold
1998 Winter Sports Palace,
Sofia, Bulgaria
  Michael Søgaard   Michael Keck
  Erica van den Heuvel
15–7, 6–15, 15–11   Gold
1996 Herning, Denmark   Michael Søgaard   Simon Archer
  Julie Bradbury
18–16, 15–2   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1992 Istora Senayan,
Jakarta, Indonesia
  Jim Laugesen   Kim Dong-moon
  Kim Shin-young
15–11, 18–17   Gold

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1993 Hristo Botev Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria   Bronze

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1993 Hristo Botev Hall,
Sofia, Bulgaria
  Mette Sørensen   Lone Sørensen
  Sara Runesten
15–10, 15–5   Gold

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
2003 Korea Open   Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
5–11, 5–11   Runner-up
2002 German Open   Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Lotte Jonathans
  Mia Audina
2–11, 2–11   Runner-up
2002 Dutch Open   Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Sathinee Chankrachangwong
  Saralee Thungthongkam
11–3, 11–5   Winner
2001 Denmark Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Ann-Lou Jørgensen
  Mette Schjoldager
7–2, 7–2, 7–3   Winner
2001 German Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Ann-Lou Jørgensen
  Mette Schjoldager
7–0, 8–7, 7–0   Winner
2001 Swiss Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Lee Kyung-won
  Ra Kyung-min
3–7, 6–8, 7–2, 4–7   Runner-up
2000 Dutch Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Chen Lin
  Jiang Xuelian
15–6, 15–7   Winner
2000 Chinese Taipei Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Chung Jae-hee
  Ra Kyung-min
6–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1999 Indonesia Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Eliza Nathanael
  Deyana Lomban
15–12, 15–7   Winner
1999 Swiss Open   Mette Sørensen   Ann Jørgensen
  Majken Vange
15–2, 15–0   Winner
1999 Chinese Taipei Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
15–13, 15–4   Winner
1998 Grand Prix Finals   Marlene Thomsen   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
Walkover   Runner-up
1998 Indonesia Open   Marlene Thomsen   Eliza Nathanael
  Deyana Lomban
15–7, 15–17, 7–15   Runner-up
1998 Brunei Open   Marlene Thomsen   Huang Nanyan
  Yang Wei
11–15, 14–17   Runner-up
1998 Malaysia Open   Marlene Thomsen   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
15–8, 15–4   Winner
1998 Swiss Open   Marlene Thomsen   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
7–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1997 German Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
  Marlene Thomsen
4–15, 15–5, 15–8   Winner
1997 Russian Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Ann Jørgensen
  Majken Vange
15–2, 15–9   Winner
1996 Denmark Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Julie Bradbury
  Joanne Goode
15–6, 15–2   Winner
1996 Russian Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Marina Andrievskaya
  Christine Gandrup
15–12, 10–15, 15–5   Winner
1996 Indonesia Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Eliza Nathanael
  Zelin Resiana
7–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1996 All England Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Ge Fei
  Gu Jun
3–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1996 Swedish Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Kim Mee-hyang
  Kim Shin-young
13–18, 15–12, 15–10   Winner
1996 Swiss Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
  Marlene Thomsen
10–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1995 Denmark Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
  Marlene Thomsen
11–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1995 Swiss Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Marlene Thomsen
  Anne Mette van Dijk
10–15, 15–5, 17–14   Winner
1995 Chinese Taipei Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Gillian Gowers
  Lisbet Stuer-Lauridsen
15–5, 15–5   Winner
1994 U.S. Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Liu Guimei
  Peng Yun
15–4, 15–11   Winner
1994 Canadian Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Liu Guimei
  Peng Yun
15–12, 15–9   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 German Open   Carsten Mogensen   Chen Qiqiu
  Zhao Tingting
12–15, 15–8, 15–9   Winner
2002 German Open   Jonas Rasmussen   Anggun Nugroho
  Eny Widiowati
11–0, 11–6   Winner
2002 Korea Open   Michael Søgaard   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
1–7, 3–7, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 German Open   Michael Søgaard   Michael Lamp
  Ann-Lou Jørgensen
7–1, 7–4, 7–1   Winner
2001 China Open   Michael Søgaard   Liu Yong
  Chen Lin
7–4, 7–8, 7–8, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
2–7, 7–4, 5–7, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 Swiss Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
4–7, 7–2, 5–7, 2–7   Runner-up
2001 All England Open   Michael Søgaard   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–10, 8–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2000 Denmark Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
15–10, 8–15, 15–10   Winner
2000 Indonesia Open   Michael Søgaard   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
13–15, 15–11, 4–15   Runner-up
2000 Chinese Taipei Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
15–5, 15–9   Winner
1999 Singapore Open   Michael Søgaard   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
4–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1999 Thailand Open   Michael Søgaard   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
12–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1999 Malaysia Open   Michael Søgaard   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–4, 15–7   Winner
1999 Swiss Open   Michael Søgaard   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
5–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1998 Hong Kong Open   Michael Søgaard   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
8–15, 15–7, 15–8   Winner
1998 Indonesia Open   Michael Søgaard   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–10, 8–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1998 Denmark Open   Michael Søgaard   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Ann Jørgensen
6–15, 14–15   Runner-up
1998 Singapore Open   Michael Søgaard   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
10–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1998 Brunei Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
13–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1998 Malaysia Open   Michael Søgaard   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
8–15, 18–15, 15–18   Runner-up
1998 Swiss Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
13–18, 15–8, 15–3   Winner
1998 All England Open   Michael Søgaard   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
2–15, 15–11, 5–15   Runner-up
1997 Thailand Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–5, 15–3   Winner
1997 Denmark Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
6–15, 14–18   Runner-up
1997 German Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
11–15, 15–12, 6–15   Runner-up
1996 Grand Prix Finals   Michael Søgaard   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–10, 15–11   Winner
1996 Hong Kong Open   Michael Søgaard   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–8, 15–11   Winner
1996 China Open   Michael Søgaard   Chen Xingdong
  Peng Xinyong
10–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1996 Denmark Open   Michael Søgaard   Thomas Stavngaard
  Ann Jørgensen
15–5, 15–1   Winner
1996 Russian Open   Michael Søgaard   Chen Xingdong
  Peng Xinyong
15–11, 12–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1996 Malaysia Open   Michael Søgaard   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
7–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1996 Chinese Taipei Open   Michael Søgaard   Liu Jianjun
  Sun Man
15–3, 7–15, 15–12   Winner
1995 All England Open   Jon Holst-Christensen   Thomas Lund
  Marlene Thomsen
7–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1995 Swiss Open   Jon Holst-Christensen   Thomas Lund
  Marlene Thomsen
11–15, 14–18   Runner-up
1995 Chinese Taipei Open   Jens Eriksen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
15–10, 15–5   Winner
1994 U.S. Open   Jens Eriksen   Zheng Yushen
  Xu Huaiwen
15–3, 15–4   Winner
1994 Canadian Open   Jens Eriksen   Jürgen Koch
  Irina Serova
7–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1994 Singapore Open   Jon Holst-Christensen   Thomas Lund
  Marlene Thomsen
1–15, ...   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 BMW International   Ann-Lou Jørgensen   Lotte Jonathans
  Mia Audina
11–5, 5–11, 8–11   Runner-up
1995 Irish International   Mette Schjoldager   Pernille Harder
  Majken Vange
10–15, 15–4, 9–15   Runner-up
1995 Hamburg Cup   Lotte Olsen   Eline Coene
  Erica van den Heuvel
15–6, 12–15, 15–13   Winner
1994 Irish International   Helene Kirkegaard   Maria Bengtsson
  Margit Borg
15–11, 15–12   Winner
1994 Scottish Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Katrin Schmidt
  Kerstin Ubben
12–15, 18–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1994 Hamburg Cup   Helene Kirkegaard   Marlene Thomsen
  Anne Mette van Dijk
11–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1994 Amor International   Charlotte Madsen   Ann Jørgensen
  Majken Vange
12–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1994 French Open   Helene Kirkegaard   Eny Oktaviani
  Nonong Denis Zanati
15–1, 15–7   Winner
1994 Portugal International   Helene Kirkegaard   Andrea Dakó
  Andrea Harsági
15–6, 15–0   Winner
1993 Norwegian International   Helene Kirkegaard   Catrine Bengtsson
  Kristin Evernas
Walkover   Runner-up
1993 Uppsala International   Helene Kirkegaard   Trine Pedersen
  Lone Sørensen
15–7, 18–17   Winner
1993 Polish International   Helene Kirkegaard   Anne Søndergaard
  Lotte Thomsen
15–17, 15–9, 7–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 BMW International   Mathias Boe   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
9–11, 11–3, 9–11   Runner-up
1995 Hamburg Cup   Thomas Stavngaard   Kai Mitteldorf
  Katrin Schmidt
15–10, 17–18, 7–15   Runner-up
1994 Portugal International   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Thomas Damgaard
  Helene Kirkegaard
15–12, 15–7   Winner
1993 Norwegian International   Rikard Ronnblom   Trond Wåland
  Camilla Wright
14–17, 8–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rikke Olsen" (in Danish). Badminton Denmark. Archived from the original on 13 April 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Hansen, Jørgen (6 October 2016). "Landstræner nu også træner i Greve" (in Danish). Sjællandske Medier. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Rikke Olsen siger farvel" (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet. 25 March 2001. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  4. ^ Eriksen, Jørn (12 April 2007). "Højgravid skifter til VEB" (in Danish). Nordjyske Medier. Retrieved 10 April 2019.

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