Kenneth Jonassen
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1974-07-03) 3 July 1974 (age 47)
Herning, Denmark
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking2 (14 April 2005[1])
Medal record
BWF profile

Kenneth Jonassen (born 3 July 1974) is a badminton player from Denmark, who won Danish national and international titles during the first decade of the 21st century. The big, hard fighting Dane was often ranked among the top few singles players of that era, but was rather overshadowed by his fellow countryman Peter Gade.

He played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, losing in the round of 32 to Chen Hong of China. Jonassen reached the quarterfinals of several Badminton World Championships but never quite made it to the medal rounds.

He won the gold medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships, late in his career.[2] This, along with victories in the 2003 Korea Open and the 2004 Singapore Open were perhaps his most impressive achievements.

Major achievements

Rank Event Date Venue
European Championships
1 Singles 2008 Herning, DEN
2 Singles 1998 Sofia, BUL
2002 Malmö, SWE
2004 Geneva, SWI
2006 Den Bosch, NED
3 Singles 2000 Glasgow, SCO
Team competition
2 Team 2004 Thomas Cup
2006
3 1998
2000
2002

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1997 Russian Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer 2–15, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 U.S. Open South Korea Lee Hyun-il 8–6, 2–7, 2–7, 5–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 German Open Denmark Niels Christian Kaldau 7–1, 7–8, 8–6, 4–7, 7–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Denmark Open China Chen Hong 9–15, 15–9, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2003 Korea Open South Korea Park Tae-sang 15–12, 17–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Dutch Open Denmark Anders Boesen 15–6, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Singapore Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 3–15, 17–15, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 Korea Open Denmark Peter Gade 15–7, 4–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Thailand Open Malaysia Hafiz Hashim 13–15, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2006 Singapore Open Denmark Peter Gade 10–21, 14–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ IBF Historical Ranking - MENS SINGLES[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "2008 European Championships winners". tournamentsoftware.com. Archived from the original on 2018-09-30. Retrieved 2008-04-21.