Camilla Martin
Personal information
Full nameCamilla Martin Nygaard
CountryDenmark
Born (1974-03-23) March 23, 1974 (age 48)
Aarhus, Denmark
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
HandednessRight
Women's singles
Career record373 wins, 103 losses
Highest ranking1
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Denmark
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney Singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Copenhagen Singles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Ho Chi Minh Singles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 1999 Copenhagen Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Lausanne Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Glasgow Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Seville Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Eindhoven Mixed team
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Hong Kong Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Hong Kong Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Jakarta Women's team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Herning Singles
Gold medal – first place 1998 Sofia Singles
Gold medal – first place 2000 Glasgow Singles
Silver medal – second place 1992 Glasgow Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Malmö Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Geneva Singles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Herning Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1998 Sofia Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Glasgow Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Malmö Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Geneva Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Manchester Girls' singles
Gold medal – first place 1989 Manchester Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Manchester Girls' doubles
BWF profile

Camilla Martin Nygaard (née Martin; born 23 March 1974) is a retired badminton player from Denmark. She and Lene Køppen, who played two decades earlier, are the only Danish women to have won both the All England and World Championships singles titles.[1]

Career

She primarily played woman's singles. In that discipline she won the Danish national championships 13 years consecutively, from 1991 to 2003, European champion three times, in 1996, 1998, and 2000, and World champion once in 1999. She won All England Open in 2002.

The only major tournament that she never won was the Olympic Games.[2] She earned silver in 2000 Olympics after losing to Gong Zhichao of China in the final.

In Camilla Martin's last year as an elite player, she played at the 2004 Olympics, defeating Kanako Yonekura of Japan in the first round but losing to Tracey Hallam of Great Britain in the round of 16.

She helped Denmark win the European team championship in 1996, 1998, 2000,2002 and 2004.

Personal life

Camilla Martin is the daughter of the former Danish footballer Bent Martin. Her brother is the former Danish footballer Ken Martin.

She married economist Lars Nygaard 25 May 2005, and changed her name to Camilla Martin Nygaard.

She currently works as co-host of the Danish football magazine, Onside.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2000 The Dome, Sydney, Australia China Gong Zhichao 10–13, 3–11
Silver medal.svg
Silver

World Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark China Dai Yun 11–6, 6–11, 11–10
Gold
Gold

World Cup

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1994 Phan Dinh Phung Indoor Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Indonesia Susi Susanti 10–12, 1–11
Bronze
Bronze

European Championships

Women's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 10–12, 11–6, 7–11
Silver
Silver
1996 Herning Badminton Klub, Herning, Denmark Russia Marina Yakusheva 11–0, 11–3
Gold
Gold
1998 Winter Sports Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria Wales Kelly Morgan 11–2, 11–4
Gold
Gold
2000 Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena, Glasgow, Scotland Sweden Marina Andrievskaya 13–10, 11–3
Gold
Gold
2002 Baltiska hallen, Malmö, Sweden Netherlands Yao Jie 7–0, 7–2, 0–7, 3–7, 1–7
Bronze
Bronze
2004 Queue d’Arve Sport Center, Geneva, Switzerland Netherlands Mia Audina 4–11, 13–10, 8–11
Bronze
Bronze

World Junior Championships

The Bimantara World Junior Championships was an international invitation badminton tournament for junior players. It was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1987 to 1991.

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1989 Jakarta, Indonesia South Korea Kim Ji-hyun 5-11, 7-11
Silver
Silver

European Junior Championships

Girls' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1989 Armitage Centre, Manchester, England Denmark Helene Kirkegaard 11–4, 11–4
Gold
Gold

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Armitage Centre,
Manchester, England
Denmark Helene Kirkegaard Denmark Marlene Thomsen
Denmark Trine Johansson
5–15, 15–13, 5–15
Silver
Silver

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix was sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1990 German Open Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 9–12, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Dutch Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 7–11, 1–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 Swiss Open Indonesia Ika Henny 11–5, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Denmark Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing 11–5, 5–11, 12–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Swiss Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing 11–7, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 All England Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing 9–11, 12–10, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 German Open Indonesia Mia Audina 11–6, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Swiss Open Indonesia Yuliani Sentosa 4–11, 11–6, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 U.S. Open Indonesia Mia Audina 5–11, 9–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Mia Audina 11–8, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Mia Audina 12–10, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Swiss Open China Ye Zhaoying 9–12, 11–6, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 U.S. Open China Dai Yun 11–4, 6–11, 12–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 German Open Sweden Marina Andrievskaya 11–7, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Denmark Open Denmark Mette Pedersen 11–2, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Swiss Open China Ye Zhaoying 12–9, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Denmark Open China Ye Zhaoying 13–10, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Hong Kong Open Indonesia Lidya Djaelawijaya 11–3, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Denmark Open China Zhou Mi 8–11, 11–3, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Korea Open Japan Kanako Yonekura 11–6, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Indonesia Open China Wang Chen 11–9, 11–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Denmark Open China Zhou Mi 11–1, 6–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Korea Open South Korea Kim Ji-hyun 11–7, 8–11, 13–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Denmark Open China Pi Hongyan 8–6, 7–3, 7–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 All England Open China Gong Ruina 7–5, 8–6, 7–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Malaysia Open China Hu Ting 8–11, 6–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Denmark Open China Gong Ruina 11–5, 3–11, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Japan Open China Xie Xingfang 11–1, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Malaysia Open China Zhou Mi 1–11, 11–7, 5–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 German Open China Zhang Ning 7–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1989 Norwegian International 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Polish Open China Chen Ying 11–4, 7–11, 1–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Czechoslovakian International Denmark Helle Andersen 11–8, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Amor International Netherlands Monique Hoogland 11–5, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Canadian Open Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 11–5, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Finnish Open Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 11–12, 12–11, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Scottish Open Canada Denyse Julien 11–6, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Hamburg Cup Netherlands Monique Hoogland 11–3, 11–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Norwegian International Denmark Lotte Olsen
1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Polish Open Denmark Helene Kirkegaard China Chen Ying
China Sheng Wengqing
15–18, 1–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Czechoslovakian International Denmark Helene Kirkegaard Denmark Trine Johansson
Denmark Marlene Thomsen
14–17, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Finnish Open Denmark Marlene Thomsen Sweden Marina Andrievskaya
Russia Marina Yakusheva
15–1, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Record against selected opponents

Record against year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists.

References

  1. ^ Mohapatra, Bikash (26 August 2019). "On the home front: When Camilla Martin grasped her biggest chance". www.badzine.net. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  2. ^ Mohapatra, Bikash (25 July 2021). "It's about stopping Camilla Martin...", Badminton Bladet.DK, Retrieved 1 September 2021.