Christinna Pedersen
Personal information
CountryDenmark
Born (1986-05-12) 12 May 1986 (age 37)
Aalborg, Denmark
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Retired11 March 2019
HandednessRight
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD 10 May 2018)
1 (XD 2 April 2015)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Denmark
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Mixed doubles
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Jakarta Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Hyderabad Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Glasgow Women's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Karlskrona Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Kazan Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Kazan Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2016 La Roche-sur-Yon Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2016 La Roche-sur-Yon Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2017 Kolding Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2017 Kolding Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2018 Huelva Mixed doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Leuven Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Lubin Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2019 Copenhagen Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2013 Moscow Mixed team
European Women's Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Almere Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Warsaw Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Basel Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kazan Women's team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Kazan Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2012 Amsterdam Women's team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Den Bosch Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2005 Den Bosch Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Den Bosch Girls' doubles
BWF profile

Christinna Pedersen (born 12 May 1986) is a Danish badminton player.[1]

Career

Christinna Pedersen is a right-handed doubles specialist.

From 2008 onwards, Pedersen paired with Joachim Fischer Nielsen in mixed doubles. The pair gained two European mixed doubles titles, won bronze at the 2009 Hyderabad World Championships and at the 2014 World Championships,[2] and came third at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3] Pedersen and Fischer Nielsen also produced strong results on the BWF Super Series circuit, winning a total of three World Superseries Finals and ten Superseries titles, and reaching a career high World Ranking of number 1.

Viewed by Badminton Denmark as a medal contender for the 2020 Olympics, Pedersen will compete in the mixed doubles with Mathias Christiansen as of the end of the 2016/17 season, after Joachim Fischer Nielsen broke his left ankle at the BWF World Championships 2017 in Glasgow.[4]

In women's doubles, Pedersen has paired with Kamilla Rytter Juhl from 2010 to 2018. Initially, the two athletes also focussed on competing with their respective partners in mixed doubles, however, as of 2015, Juhl has competed exclusively in the women's doubles. The pair won a silver medal at the 2015 World Championships, and a bronze medal at the 2013 Guangzhou World Championship and at the 2017 BWF World Championships. Pedersen and Rytter Juhl have won a total of four European women's doubles titles, one World Superseries Final and five Superseries titles, and have a career highest World Ranking of number 2. The pair won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and, in doing so, became the first Europeans to ever compete in an Olympic women's doubles final. This was also her second olympic medal.

Pedersen currently represents Skovshoved in the Danish Badminton League and lives in Copenhagen, where she trains with the national team. Off the badminton court, Pedersen is a qualified maths, history and food technology teacher.

Pedersen announced her retirement in March 2019 together with Rytter Juhl. The duo journey in badminton will continue in the national tournament.[5]

Personal life

Pedersen is openly lesbian. She welcomed her first child with her partner Kamilla Rytter Juhl in January 2019.[6]

Pedersen and Rytter Juhl's autobiography, "Det Unikke Makkerskab" (loosely translated: The unique partnership), written with support from journalist Rasmus M. Bech, was released in Denmark in October 2017. In the book, the couple tell not only of their lives as international badminton players, but of their life together off court; having been a couple since 2009.

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 9–21, 19–21 Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Wembley Arena, London, Great Britain Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–12, 21–12 Bronze

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
14–21, 21–14, 15–21 Bronze Bronze
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
25–23, 8–21, 15–21 Silver Silver
2017 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
17–21, 21–19, 14–21 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2009 Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
18–21, 21–14, 18–21 Bronze Bronze
2014 Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
15–21, 9–21 Bronze Bronze

European Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
22–20, 13–21, 21–12 Gold Gold
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
21–11, 21–11 Gold Gold
2016 Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Netherlands Eefje Muskens
Netherlands Selena Piek
21–18, 21–17 Gold Gold
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
21–11, 15–21, 21–11 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
22–24, 21–13, 21–18 Gold Gold
2016 Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Denmark Niclas Nøhr
Denmark Sara Thygesen
19–21, 21–13, 21–17 Gold Gold
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen England Chris Adcock
England Gabby Adcock
17–21, 21–18, 19–21 Silver Silver
2018 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín, Huelva, Spain Denmark Mathias Christiansen England Chris Adcock
England Gabby Adcock
18–21, 21–17, 18–21 Silver Silver

European Junior Championships

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands Denmark Tine Kruse Russia Olga Kozlova
Russia Nina Vislova
15–13, 7–15, 16–17 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands Denmark Rasmus Bonde England Robert Adcock
England Jennifer Wallwork
15–8, 15–5 Gold Gold

BWF World Tour

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour is divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[8]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Malaysia Masters Super 500 Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Chen Qingchen
China Jia Yifan
22–20, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 All England Open Super 1000 Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Japan Yuki Fukushima
Japan Sayaka Hirota
21–19, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 India Open Super 500 Denmark Mathias Christiansen Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Melati Daeva Oktavianti
21–14, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Korea Open Super 500 Denmark Mathias Christiansen China He Jiting
China Du Yue
18–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[9] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011.[10] Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Malaysia Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl South Korea Ha Jung-eun
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–19, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 French Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
12–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 World Superseries Finals Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
16–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 India Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Japan Miyuki Maeda
Japan Satoko Suetsuna
21–12, 21–23, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Japan Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
11–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Denmark Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Bao Yixin
China Tang Jinhua
16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 World Superseries Finals Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
21–19, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Singapore Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Bao Yixin
China Tang Jinhua
21–14, 19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Japan Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Zhao Yunlei
China Zhong Qianxin
12–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
21–14, 9–21, 4–14 retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Japan Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
19–21, 21–18, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Hong Kong Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl China Huang Dongping
China Li Yinhui
21–19, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 All England Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl South Korea Chang Ye-na
South Korea Lee So-hee
18–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Singapore Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 14–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Australian Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
10–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Denmark Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Denmark Thomas Laybourn
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
21–14, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Japan Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Thailand Songphon Anugritayawon
Thailand Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
21–13, 16–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Denmark Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
21–16, 25–27, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 World Superseries Finals Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen India Valiyaveetil Diju
India Jwala Gutta
21–14, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Hong Kong Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
22–20, 14–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Japan Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Chen Wen-hsing
19–21, 21–16, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Denmark Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
22–20, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 French Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
21–17, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Hong Kong Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
21–15, 17–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 China Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
11–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 World Superseries Finals Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–12, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Malaysia Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
21–13, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Indonesia Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
22–24, 22–20, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 China Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
10–21, 21–5, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 World Superseries Finals Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
12–21, 21–19, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Malaysia Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
11–21, 21–17, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 India Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
21–16, 18–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Indonesia Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Xu Chen
China Ma Jin
18–21, 21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 India Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Liu Cheng
China Bao Yixin
19–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Japan Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
17–21, 21–18, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 China Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
19–21, 21–17, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 All England Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
12–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Denmark Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zheng Siwei
China Chen Qingchen
21–16, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 China Open Denmark Mathias Christiansen China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
15–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2017 Hong Kong Open Denmark Mathias Christiansen China Zheng Siwei
China Huang Yaqiong
15–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix

The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and played between 2007 and 2017.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 London Grand Prix Gold Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
12–21, 21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Malaysia Masters Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Japan Naoko Fukuman
Japan Kurumi Yonao
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 German Open Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Indonesia Della Destiara Haris
Indonesia Rosyita Eka Putri Sari
21–18, 17–21, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Syed Modi International Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl India Ashwini Ponnappa
India N. Sikki Reddy
21–16, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Dutch Open Denmark Rasmus Bonde Nissen Singapore Hendri Saputra
Singapore Li Yujia
21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Bitburger Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen India Valiyaveetil Diju
India Jwala Gutta
21–8, 17–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Dutch Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Indonesia Fran Kurniawan
Indonesia Shendy Puspa Irawati
21–17, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Swiss Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen England Nathan Robertson
England Jenny Wallwork
23–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Swiss Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen China Zhang Nan
China Tang Jinhua
22–20, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Malaysia Masters Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Indonesia Praveen Jordan
Indonesia Debby Susanto
21–18, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 German Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
18–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Czech International Denmark Line Reimers Poland Kamila Augustyn
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
2–15, 1–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Czech International Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen England Sarah Bok
England Rachel Howard
17–21, 21–13, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Swedish International Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen China Guo Xin
China Cai Jiani
13–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Finnish International Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen Netherlands Rachel van Cutsen
Netherlands Paulien van Dooremalen
19–21, 21–10, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Polish Open Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen Poland Kamila Augustyn
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Czech International Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen Russia Elena Shimko
Russia Tatjana Bibik
21–11, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Finnish International Denmark Rasmus Bonde Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
Denmark Britta Andersen
11–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Portugal International Denmark Rasmus Bonde Denmark Rasmus Mangor Andersen
Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen
13–21, 21–14, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Czech International Denmark Rasmus Bonde England Robin Middleton
England Liza Parker
16–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Swedish International Denmark Rasmus Bonde Denmark Jacob Chemnitz
Denmark Julie Houmann
21–12, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Portugal International Denmark Rasmus Bonde Denmark Mikkel Delbo Larsen
Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen
21–12, 21–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Czech International Denmark Rasmus Bonde Russia Anton Nazarenko
Russia Elena Chernyavskaya
21–19, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series/European Circuit tournament

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