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Sara Thygesen (born 20 January 1991) is a Danish badminton player, specializing in doubles play. She started playing badminton at Gårslev in 2002. She got an awards best female athlete of the year 2007 in her hometown Fredericia. In 2014, she joined Denmark national badminton team, then in 2015, she won a gold medal at the European Games with her partner in mixed doubles Niclas Nøhr.[1][2]

Sara Thygesen
Personal information
Birth nameSara Thygesen
Country Denmark
Born (1991-01-20) 20 January 1991 (age 28)
Fredericia, Denmark
ResidenceFrederiksberg, Denmark
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Years active2008
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking14 (WD 15 January 2019)
15 (XD 12 October 2017)
Current ranking15 (WD), 21 (XD) (21 February 2019)
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Baku Sports Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan   Niclas Nøhr   Gaetan Mittelheisser
  Audrey Fontaine
21–16, 21–16   Gold

European ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Palacio de Deportes de Huelva,
Huelva, Spain
  Maiken Fruergaard   Gabriela Stoeva
  Stefani Stoeva
10–21, 18–21   Bronze
2016 Vendéspace,
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
  Maiken Fruergaard   Eefje Muskens
  Selena Piek
17–21, 17–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Vendéspace,
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
  Niclas Nøhr   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
21–19, 13–21, 17–21   Silver

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Federal Technical Centre - Palabadminton,
Milan, Italy
  Morten Bodskov   Jonas Geigenberger
  Fabienne Deprez
19–21, 15–21   Bronze

BWF World TourEdit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] 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.[4]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Spain Masters Super 300   Niclas Nøhr   Marcus Ellis
  Lauren Smith
21–19, 21–17   Winner
2018 Orleans Masters Super 100   Niclas Nøhr   Peter Käsbauer
  Olga Konon
21–19, 21–9   Winner
2018 German Open Super 300   Niclas Nøhr   Goh Soon Huat
  Shevon Jemie Lai
14–21, 20–22   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.

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Dutch Open   Mathias Christiansen   Soren Gravholt
  Maiken Fruergaard
21–18, 20–22, 21–16   Winner
2014 Scottish Open   Niclas Nøhr   Robert Blair
  Imogen Bankier
18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Swedish Masters   Maiken Fruergaard   Samantha Barning
  Iris Tabeling
21–19, 21–17   Winner
2015 Belgian International   Maiken Fruergaard   Joyce Choong Wai Chi
  Yap Cheng Wen
21–18, 21–11   Winner
2014 Dutch International   Maiken Fruergaard   Samantha Barning
  Iris Tabeling
16–21, 12–21   RUnner-up
2013 Spanish International   Maiken Fruergaard   Heather Olver
  Kate Robertshaw
21–18, 13–21, 20–22   RUnner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Irish Open   Mathias Christiansen   Robin Tabeling
  Cheryl Seinen
21–16, 21–16   Winner
2016 Finnish International   Niclas Nøhr   Mathias Christiansen
  Lena Grebak
21–18, 21–23, 16–21   Runner-up
2015 Italian International   Niclas Nøhr   Matthew Nottingham
  Emily Westwood
21–10, 17–21, 21–19   Winner
2014 Irish Open   Niclas Nøhr   Peter Kaesbauer
  Isabel Herttrich
21–10, 21–18   Winner
2014 Dutch International   Niclas Nøhr   Robin Tabeling
  Myke Halkema
21–10, 21–5   Winner
2014 Croatian International   Niclas Nøhr   Mads Pedersen
  Mai Surrow
21–15, 13–21, 21–18   Winner
2014 Orleans International   Niclas Nøhr   Robert Blair
  Imogen Bankier
13–21, 21–19, 18–21   Runner-up
2013 Croatian International   Frederik Colberg   Niclas Nøhr
  Rikke S. Hansen
21–12, 12–21, 9–21   RUnner-up
2009 Turkey International   Tore Vilhelmsen   Viki Indra Okvana
  Gustiani Megawati
11–21, 18–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Sara THYGESEN". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Sara THYGESEN Full Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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