Christine Magnusson
Personal information
Full nameChristine Kajumba Magnusson
CountrySweden
Born (1964-11-21) 21 November 1964 (age 57)
Toro Kingdom, Uganda
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
HandednessRight
Women's doubles
Highest ranking2
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Sweden
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1991 Copenhagen Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Jakarta Women's doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1993 New Delhi Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Bandung-Jakarta Mixed doubles
Uber Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Jakarta Women's team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992 Glasgow Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Den Bosch Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Böblingen Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Uppsala Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kristiansand Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Den Bosch Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Herning Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Preston Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Uppsala Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kristiansand Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Moscow Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Uppsala Mixed doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992 Glasgow Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1994 Den Bosch Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1988 Kristiansand Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1990 Moscow Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1996 Herning Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Preston Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Uppsala Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1981 Edinburgh Girls' doubles
Silver medal – second place 1983 Helsinki Girls' singles
Silver medal – second place 1983 Helsinki Girls' doubles
Silver medal – second place 1983 Helsinki Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Edinburgh Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Helsinki Mixed team
BWF profile

Christine Kajumba Magnusson (born 21 November 1964 in Toro Kingdom, Uganda) is a retired Swedish badminton player who won events in numerous Swedish National, open European and other international tournaments.

Career

Magnusson's Swedish national titles included seven in women's singles between 1982 and 1990. She won the bronze medal at the 1989 IBF World Championships and a silver medal at the 1991 IBF World Championships in women's doubles with Maria Bengtsson.[1] She also represented Sweden at the 1992 Summer Olympics and 1996 Summer Olympics.[2] She won gold in women's doubles at the 1992 and 1994 European Badminton Championships with Lim Xiaoqing and the Badminton World Cup women's doubles with Lim in 1993.

In the Open Grand Prix Circuit Christine Magnusson won the USSR International titles in singles and doubles (with Maria Bengtsson) in 1981, the Scottish Open singles titles in 1985, 1986 and 1988. In 1987 she won the Belgian International in women's singles and the Dutch Open doubles title with Maria Bengtsson. She won more women's doubles titles again with Maria Bengtsson at the Belgian International 1988 and also at the Chinese Taipei Masters Open 1988 and the Finnish International 1990. In 1991 she won both the singles and doubles titles (with Maria Bengtsson) at the Chinese Taipei Masters Open.

She won the Scottish Open and German Open women's doubles titles in 1991 and 1992 with Lim Xiaoqing. She also won the doubles title at the Danish Open with Lim Xiaoqing in 1992 and 1994, the US Open in 1992, and both the Malaysia Open and Chinese Taipei Open in 1993.

In 1996 Christine Magnusson won the Polish Open doubles title with Marina Andrievskaia.

Achievements

World Cup

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1986 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Steen Fladberg
England Gillian Clark
4–15, 15–8, 7–15
Bronze
Bronze

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
1985 Scottish Open Denmark Rikke van Sorensen 11–8, 7–11, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Poona Open England Helen Troke 11–12, 11–4, 11–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Susi Susanti 8–11, 11–3, 11–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Yuliani Sentosa 6–11, 12–9, 9–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1988 Chinese Taipei Open Sweden Maria Bengtsson England Gillian Clark
England Gillian Gowers
6–15, 15–6, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 German Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing China Lin Yanfen
China Yao Fen
15–11, 17–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Malaysia Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing South Korea Gil Young-ah
South Korea Park Soo-yun
15–7, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 U.S. Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing Japan Kimiko Jinnai
Japan Hisako Mori
15–4, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Chinese Taipei Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing Japan Tomomi Matsuo
Japan Kyoko Sasage
18–15, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Denmark Open Sweden Lim Xiaoqing Denmark Marlene Thomsen
Denmark Anne-Mette van Dijk
15–12, 7–15, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Polish Open Sweden Marina Andrievskaya Wales Kelly Morgan
England Joanne Muggeridge
15–10, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Dutch Open Sweden Margit Borg Netherlands Eline Coene
Netherlands Erica van den Heuvel
1–15, 1–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Malaysia Masters Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Steen Fladberg
England Nora Perry
1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 World Grand Prix Finals Sweden Thomas Kihlström England Nigel Tier
England Gillian Gowers
15–8, 4–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Personal life

Christine Magnusson was born in Uganda, as daughter of an Ugandan mother and a Swedish father. The family fled Uganda during the rule of Idi Amin and moved to Sweden in 1975 after also living in Kenya for a while, where she first came in contact with badminton. After arriving in Sweden she became a member of the Taby Badminton Club at the young age of ten years. Under the guidance of trainer Dan Andersson she quickly improved her skills and already at a young age of 16 years she was selected by the National badminton team of Sweden. Eventually playing two Olympic Games and many international events at the top level of the sport of badminton for many decades.[3]

Christine was married to fellow Danish badminton player Max Gandrup and the pair have two children; daughter Tanja born in 1997 and son Kevin born in 1999. After retirement in the sport she started working as a sales coordinator at a cosmetics company. In her free time she now plays golf.[4]

References

  1. ^ [1] Hickoksports
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Christine Magnusson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  3. ^ "Black Star Brings Prominence to Swedish Badminton".
  4. ^ "Christine gjorde en total make up | Idrottens Affärer". 9 November 2012.