Kamilla Rytter Juhl
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Personal information
CountryDenmark
Born (1983-11-23) 23 November 1983 (age 38)
Skagen, Denmark
ResidenceValby, Denmark
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Retired11 March 2019
HandednessLeft
Women's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking2 (WD 10 May 2018)
1 (XD 6 January 2011)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Denmark
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2016 Rio de Janeiro Women's doubles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 Hyderabad Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2015 Jakarta Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Guangzhou Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Glasgow Women's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Silver medal – second place 2011 Qingdao Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Kuala Lumpur Mixed team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Den Bosch Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2008 Herning Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2010 Manchester Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 2012 Karlskrona Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2014 Kazan Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2016 La Roche-sur-Yon Women's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2017 Kolding Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2014 Kazan Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Den Bosch Women's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Karlskrona Mixed doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Leuven Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2017 Lubin 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
BWF profile

Kamilla Rytter Juhl (born 23 November 1983) is a retired Danish badminton player. Juhl is an Olympic silver medalist, World Championship gold medalist and seven times European champion as well.[1][2]

Career

Kamilla Rytter Juhl
Kamilla Rytter Juhl

Rytter Juhl played as a left-handed doubles specialist.

Juhl enjoyed a successful mixed doubles career with Thomas Laybourn, winning the 2009 BWF World Championships and two European titles in 2006 and 2010. The pair also won the BWF World Superseries Finals in 2008, and won a total of two Superseries titles.

After Laybourn's retirement, Rytter Juhl played mixed doubles with Mads Pieler Kolding, and the pair came runner-up in the 2014 European Championships, losing out to their Danish teammates Christinna Pedersen and Joachim Fischer Nielsen in the final.

In the women's doubles, Juhl initially partnered with Lena Frier Kristiansen, and the pair reached 8th on the world rankings, won a bronze and a gold medal at the European Championships, and reached the World Superseries Finals in 2009.

From 2010 to 2018, Rytter Juhl was paired with Christinna Pedersen. While both athletes also focussed on competing with their respective partners in mixed doubles, in 2016 Juhl changed to competing exclusively in 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. Rytter Juhl and Pedersen won a total of four European women's doubles titles, one World Superseries Final and five Superseries titles, and had a career highest world ranking of 2nd. Having won seven European titles in total, Rytter Juhl is the most successful Danish player in European Championship history.[3] The pair also 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.

Rytter Juhl represented Skovshoved in the Danish Badminton League and lives in Copenhagen, where she trained with the national team. Off the badminton court, Rytter Juhl has a degree in Sport Management.

She announced her retirement in July 2018, due to her being pregnant,[4][5] and officially announced her retirement from the BWF World Tour in March 2019 together with Pedersen. The duo journey in badminton will continue in the national tournament.[6]

Personal life

Rytter Juhl is openly lesbian. She gave birth to a daughter named Molly in January 2019.

Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen'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. [7]

Achievements

Olympic Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Denmark Christinna Pedersen Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 9–21, 19–21
Silver medal.svg
Silver

BWF World Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
14–21, 21–14, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2015 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Tian Qing
China Zhao Yunlei
25–23, 8–21, 15–21
Silver
Silver
2017 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland Denmark Christinna Pedersen 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 Thomas Laybourn Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–13, 21–17
Gold
Gold

European Championships

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen Germany Juliane Schenk
Germany Nicole Grether
21–9, 14–21, 15–21
Bronze
Bronze
2008 Messecenter, Herning, Denmark Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen England Donna Kellogg
England Gail Emms
21–18, 21–18
Gold
Gold
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden Denmark Christinna Pedersen Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
22–20, 13–21, 21–12
Gold
Gold
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia Denmark Christinna Pedersen Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
21–11, 21–11
Gold
Gold
2016 Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France Denmark Christinna Pedersen Netherlands Eefje Muskens
Netherlands Selena Piek
21–18, 21–17
Gold
Gold
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark Denmark Christinna Pedersen Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva
21–11, 15–21, 21–11
Gold
Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands Denmark Thomas Laybourn Denmark Jens Eriksen
Denmark Mette Schjoldager
22–20, 21–14
Gold
Gold
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England Denmark Thomas Laybourn Poland Robert Mateusiak
Poland Nadieżda Kostiuczyk
21–19, 18–21, 21–12
Gold
Gold
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden Denmark Thomas Laybourn Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
Denmark Julie Houmann
21–16, 19–21, 18–21
Bronze
Bronze
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
24–22, 13–21, 18–21
Silver
Silver

BWF World Tour

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are 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.[9]

Women's doubles

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

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[10] 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.[11] 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
2009 Denmark Open Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen China Pan Pan
China Zhang Yawen
20–22, 21–18, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 World Superseries Finals Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen Malaysia Chin Eei Hui
Malaysia Wong Pei Tty
17–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Malaysia Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen South Korea Ha Jung-eun
South Korea Kim Min-jung
21–19, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 French Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
12–21, 21–23 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 World Superseries Finals Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Wang Xiaoli
China Yu Yang
16–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 India Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen Japan Miyuki Maeda
Japan Satoko Suetsuna
21–12, 21–23, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Japan Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
11–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Denmark Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Bao Yixin
China Tang Jinhua
16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 World Superseries Finals Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Ma Jin
China Tang Jinhua
21–19, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Singapore Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Bao Yixin
China Tang Jinhua
21–14, 19–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Japan Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Zhao Yunlei
China Zhong Qianxin
12–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Dubai World Superseries Finals Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Luo Ying
China Luo Yu
21–14, 9–21, 4–14 retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Japan Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
19–21, 21–18, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Hong Kong Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen China Huang Dongping
China Li Yinhui
21–19, 21–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 All England Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen 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 Christinna Pedersen Japan Misaki Matsutomo
Japan Ayaka Takahashi
21–18, 14–21, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Australian Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen 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
2007 Korea Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
20–22, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Indonesia Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn China Zheng Bo
China Gao Ling
14–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Denmark Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
14–21, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 World Superseries Finals Denmark Thomas Laybourn Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–19, 18–21, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Malaysia Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn China Tao Jiaming
China Zhang Yawen
21–19, 18–21, 15–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Singapore Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn Indonesia Nova Widianto
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
21–12, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Denmark Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn England Nathan Robertson
England Jenny Wallwork
21–12, 12–21, 21–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 All England Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn Indonesia Tontowi Ahmad
Indonesia Liliyana Natsir
17–21, 19–21 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. The World Badminton Grand Prix was sanctioned by the International Badminton Federation from 1983 to 2006.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Dutch Open Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen Denmark Pernille Harder
Denmark Helle Nielsen
15–12, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Dutch Open Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen Indonesia Shendy Puspa Irawati
Indonesia Meiliana Jauhari
21–16, 25–23 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 London Grand Prix Gold Denmark Christinna Pedersen Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Marie Røpke
12–21, 21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Malaysia Masters Denmark Christinna Pedersen Japan Naoko Fukuman
Japan Kurumi Yonao
21–14, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 German Open Denmark Christinna Pedersen 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 Christinna Pedersen 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
2004 Dutch Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn Denmark Peter Steffensen
Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen
15–11, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 All England Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn England Nathan Robertson
England Gail Emms
10–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Thailand Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn South Korea Lee Jae-jin
South Korea Lee Hyo-jung
12–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Denmark Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Helle Nielsen
15–8, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Macau Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn China Zhang Jun
China Gao Ling
21–19, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Denmark Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn England Anthony Clark
England Donna Kellogg
21–14, 14–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn Indonesia Flandy Limpele
Indonesia Vita Marissa
18–21, 23–25 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Bitburger Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn Malaysia Chan Peng Soon
Malaysia Goh Liu Ying
18–21, 21–14, 25–27 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 German Open Denmark Thomas Laybourn South Korea Lee Yong-dae
South Korea Ha Jung-eun
21–9, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Dutch Open Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding England Marcus Ellis
England Gabrielle White
21–15, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 German Open Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Christinna Pedersen
21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF & IBF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Irish International Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen Denmark Lene Mørk
Denmark Helle Nielsen
3–7, 3–7, 2–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Portugal International Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen Denmark Lene Mørk
Denmark Helle Nielsen
2–7, 3–7, 0–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Dutch International Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen Bulgaria Neli Boteva
Bulgaria Petya Nedelcheva
10–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Finnish International Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen Russia Ekaterina Ananina
Russia Anastasia Russkikh
21–17, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Portugal International Denmark Carsten Mogensen Sweden Fredrik Bergström
Sweden Jenny Karlsson
3–7, 7–2, 4–7, 4–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse Denmark Carsten Mogensen Denmark Jonas Glyager Jensen
Denmark Majken Vange
5–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 French International Denmark Carsten Mogensen Sweden Jörgen Olsson
Sweden Frida Andreasson
11–5, 9–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Croatian International Denmark Carsten Mogensen Denmark Rasmus Mangor Andersen
Denmark Lena Frier Kristiansen
11–2, 11–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Irish International Denmark Rasmus Mangor Andersen England Simon Archer
England Donna Kellogg
12–15, 4–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record Against Top Opponents

Women's doubles results with Christinna Pedersen against Super Series finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists, as well as all Olympic opponents.[12]

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