Kim Astrup
Personal information
Birth nameKim Astrup Sørensen
CountryDenmark
Born (1992-03-06) 6 March 1992 (age 32)
Herning, Denmark
ResidenceCopenhagen, Denmark
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
HandednessLeft[1]
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking3 (MD with Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 31 October 2023)
32 (XD with Line Kjærsfeldt 13 April 2017)
Current ranking5 (MD with Anders Skaarup Rasmussen 7 May 2024)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2023 Copenhagen Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Huelva Men's doubles
Thomas Cup
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kunshan Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Bangkok Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Aarhus Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Bangkok Men's team
European Games
Gold medal – first place 2023 Kraków–Małopolska Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2019 Minsk Men's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Huelva Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2024 Saarbrücken Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2016 La Roche-sur-Yon Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Kolding Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Kyiv Men's doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Leuven Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2019 Copenhagen Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2021 Vantaa Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2023 Aire-sur-la-Lys Mixed team
European Men's Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Basel Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Kazan Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2018 Kazan Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2020 Liévin Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2024 Łódź Men's team
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Guadalajara Boys' doubles
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Vantaa Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Vantaa Boys' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Vantaa Mixed team
BWF profile

Kim Astrup Sørensen (born 6 March 1992) is a Danish badminton player.[2] He was the men's doubles gold medalists at the 2018 European Championships and the 2023 European Games with his partner Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.[3][4] He also won the bronze medal at the World Championships in 2021 and later a silver medal in 2023. Astrup joined the Denmark winning team at the 2016 Thomas Cup in Kunshan, China, where he and his teammates beating Indonesia 3–2 in the final.[5] Together with Rasmussen, he reached a career high of World number 5 in September 2018.[6]

As junior player, Astrup won the bronze medal at the 2010 World Junior Championships in the boys' doubles. He later won a gold in the mixed doubles and bronze medals in the boys' doubles and team events at the 2011 European Junior Championships.[7]

Career

Astrup picked up a badminton racquet when he was 8 years old in Videbæk, Denmark. He enjoys the sport and continues to train intensely every day. He realized he had talent and pursued that dream through badminton.[8] At the age of 18, he was entrusted to be part of the Danish junior team to compete at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. Partnered with Rasmus Fladberg, he won the boys' doubles bronze medal.[9][10] At the 2011 European Junior Championships in Vantaa, Finland, he won three medals. He managed to win the mixed doubles gold with Line Kjærsfeldt,[11] and also bronze medals in the mixed doubles and team events.[12] Despite his young age, Astrup has also made his mark in the senior level. In 2011, he won two men's doubles titles at the Swedish Masters and Croatian International,[13] as well as a mixed doubles title at the Scottish International.[14]

Unfortunately in 2012, Astrup was unable to win a single title. He was only being able to reach the mixed doubles final at the Denmark International tournament with Kjærsfeldt. At last, the Astrup Fladberg and Astrup Kjærsfeldt partnerships came to an end, since his partners will focused on single event. He made a new partnership with Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in the men's doubles and with Maria Helsbøl in the mixed doubles.[10] Astrup and Rasmussen made it to 6 finals including two Grand Prix in the Bitburger Open in Germany and Scottish Open tournaments, and also won 2 Continental circuits in the Portugal and Belgian International. Meanwhile, Astrup and Helsbøl were finalists in 2 tournaments, Denmark and Kharkiv International.

In 2016, Astrup joined the Denmark winning team at the 2016 Thomas Cup in Kunshan, China, where he and his teammates beating Indonesia 3–2 in the final.[5]

In 2018, Astrup emerge victorious in the men's doubles at the European Championships. In the final, Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen received an easy win to their compatriot Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding, after Kolding had to withdraw due to abdominal injury before going into the second game.[3] In September, Astrup and Rasmussen claimed their first ever BWF World Tour Super 1000 title in the China Open after beating host pair Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong in the final. Their victory at that tournament, led them up to 5th place in the BWF ranking.[6]

Astrup competed at the 2019 European Games, and won the silver medal in the men's doubles with Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.[15]

Astrup competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the men's doubles partnering Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.[8] The duo were eliminated in the quarter-finals to Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen.[16]

At the 2021 World Championships, Astrup and Rasmussen won the bronze medal.[17] The duo were defeated in the semi-finals by the Chinese pair He Jiting and Tan Qiang,[18]

In 2023, Astrup managed to win the gold medal at the European Games with his partner Rasmussen. As the first seed, they beat the second seeded pair from Great Britain Ben Lane and Sean Vendy in a tight match.[4] At the BWF World Championships, he and his partner then upgraded the bronze to silver that they won in 2021, after battling the final match in Royal Arena against the rising Korean pair Kang Min-hyuk and Seo Seung-jae which ended in defeat in a close rubber game.[19]

Achievements

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2021 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín,
Huelva, Spain
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen China He Jiting
China Tan Qiang
16–21, 21–13, 15–21 Bronze Bronze
2023 Royal Arena,
Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen South Korea Kang Min-hyuk
South Korea Seo Seung-jae
21–14, 15–21, 17–21 Silver Silver

European Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club,
Minsk, Belarus
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen United Kingdom Marcus Ellis
United Kingdom Chris Langridge
17–21, 10–21 Silver Silver
2023 Arena Jaskółka,
Tarnów, Poland
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen United Kingdom Ben Lane
United Kingdom Sean Vendy
21–15, 19–21, 21–19 Gold Gold

European Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Vendéspace,
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
21–14, 18–21, 13–21 Silver Silver
2017 Sydbank Arena,
Kolding, Denmark
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
17–21, 22–24 Bronze Bronze
2018 Palacio de los Deportes Carolina Marín,
Huelva, Spain
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
21–15, retired Gold Gold
2021 Palace of Sports,
Kyiv, Ukraine
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Germany Marvin Seidel
21–23, 17–21 Bronze Bronze
2024 Saarlandhalle,
Saarbrücken, Germany
Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark Andreas Søndergaard
Denmark Jesper Toft
21–16, 21–15 Gold Gold

BWF World Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco,
Guadalajara, Mexico
Denmark Rasmus Fladberg Malaysia Ow Yao Han
Malaysia Yew Hong Kheng
16–21, 25–27 Bronze Bronze

European Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Energia Areena,
Vantaa, Finland
Denmark Rasmus Fladberg England Chris Coles
England Matthew Nottingham
17–21, 17–21 Bronze Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Energia Areena,
Vantaa, Finland
Denmark Line Kjærsfeldt England Matthew Nottingham
England Helena Lewczynska
19–21, 21–14, 21–16 Gold Gold

BWF World Tour (7 titles, 4 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[20] 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, and the BWF Tour Super 100.[21]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 India Open Super 500 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
14–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2018 China Open Super 1000 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen China Han Chengkai
China Zhou Haodong
21–13, 17–21, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2020 Spain Masters Super 300 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Chinese Taipei Lee Yang
Chinese Taipei Wang Chi-lin
21–17, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Swiss Open Super 300 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Germany Mark Lamsfuß
Germany Marvin Seidel
21–16, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2021 Denmark Open Super 1000 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Japan Takuro Hoki
Japan Yugo Kobayashi
18–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 Japan Open Super 750 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen China Liang Weikeng
China Wang Chang
18–21, 21–13, 17–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 Canada Open Super 500 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark Rasmus Kjær
Denmark Frederik Søgaard
23–25, 21–16, 21–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Hong Kong Open Super 500 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando
Indonesia Daniel Marthin
21–10, 22–24, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 Arctic Open Super 500 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Malaysia Man Wei Chong
Malaysia Tee Kai Wun
21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2023 French Open Super 750 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Indonesia Muhammad Shohibul Fikri
Indonesia Bagas Maulana
21–14, 10–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2024 Indonesia Masters Super 500 Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Indonesia Leo Rolly Carnando
Indonesia Daniel Marthin
12–21, 22–20, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

BWF Grand Prix (3 titles, 3 runners-up)

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.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Bitburger Open Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
11–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Scottish Open Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Bitburger Open Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen China Wang Yilyu
China Zhang Wen
14–21, 10–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Swiss Open Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
Chinese Taipei Tsai Chia-hsin
21–8, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 German Open Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark Mads Conrad-Petersen
Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
21–17, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Bitburger Open Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
21–19, 19–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (7 titles, 7 runners-up)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Swedish Masters Denmark Rasmus Fladberg Poland Łukasz Moreń
Poland Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
14–21, 25–23, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Croatian International Denmark Rasmus Fladberg Denmark Niclas Nøhr
Denmark Mads Pedersen
18–21, 21–19, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Portugal International Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen England Peter Briggs
England Harley Towler
21–18, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Denmark International Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen England Marcus Ellis
Scotland Paul van Rietvelde
23–25, 21–16, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Kharkiv International Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Poland Adam Cwalina
Poland Przemysław Wacha
20–22, 21–15, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Belgian International Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen England Chris Langridge
England Peter Mills
28–26, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Finnish Open Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Chinese Taipei Huang Po-jui
Chinese Taipei Lu Ching-yao
21–18, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Swedish Masters Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Poland Adam Cwalina
Poland Przemysław Wacha
21–15, 21–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Swedish Masters Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen Denmark Mathias Christiansen
Denmark David Daugaard
19–21, 23–21, 19–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2011 Croatian International Denmark Line Kjærsfeldt Croatia Zvonimir Đurkinjak
Croatia Staša Poznanović
13–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Scottish International Denmark Line Kjærsfeldt Poland Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
Poland Agnieszka Wojtkowska
15–21, 21–15, 21–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Denmark International Denmark Line Kjærsfeldt Denmark Mads Pieler Kolding
Denmark Julie Houmann
19–21, 9–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Denmark International Denmark Maria Helsbøl Denmark Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
Denmark Lena Grebak
16–21, 8–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Kharkiv International Denmark Maria Helsbøl Scotland Robert Blair
Scotland Imogen Bankier
22–20, 9–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

Record against selected opponents

Men's doubles results with Anders Skaarup Rasmussen against Year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semi-finalists, and Olympic quarter-finalists. Accurate as of 22 September 2023.[22]

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