Kirsten Larsen
Personal information
CountryDenmark
Born (1962-03-14) 14 March 1962 (age 60)
Career title(s)European Champion (1988)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Kyoto Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Jakarta Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Jakarta Women's singles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Women's singles
Gold medal – first place 1980 Groningen Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1986 Uppsala Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1986 Uppsala Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1980 Groningen Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1984 Preston Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Preston Women's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Preston Women's doubles
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Girls' singles
Gold medal – first place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Girls' doubles

Kirsten Larsen (born 14 March 1962) is a retired female badminton player from Denmark.

Career

Larsen won the All England final in 1987 in singles. She also won three bronze medals at the Badminton World Cup in 1980, 1985 and 1986 and a gold medal in 1988 European championships. She was also Danish champion in singles from 1981 to 1983 and again from 1986 to 1988, and she was called Lene Køppen's successor. Kirsten won the European Championships in singles in 1988 and became second in 1986. She also became Nordic Champion in singles in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987 and 1988. Kirsten Larsen played for the national team 58 times from 1979-1990.[1]

In 2014, she received the Women in Badminton Award by the Badminton World Federation, for her significant contribution towards the active participation of women in high-performance badminton.[2]

Achievements

World Cup

Women's singles
Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1980 Kyoto, Japan Japan Hiroe Yuki
Bronze
Bronze
1985 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia Ivana Lie 9–11, 11–6, 2–11
Bronze
Bronze
1986 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia China Li Lingwei 6–11, 4–11
Bronze
Bronze

European Championships

Women's singles
Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1984 Guild Hall, Preston, England England Sally Podger 0–11, 11–6, 5–11
Bronze
Bronze
1986 Uppsala, Sweden England Helen Troke 12–9, 3–11, 2–11
Silver
Silver
1988 Badmintonsenteret, Kristiansand, Norway Denmark Christina Bostofte 11–8, 11–2
Gold
Gold
Women's doubles
Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1980 Groningen, Netherlands Denmark Pia Nielsen England Nora Perry
England Jane Webster
8–15, 13–15
Silver
Silver
1984 Guild Hall, Preston, England Denmark Dorte Kjær England Karen Beckman
England Gillian Gilks
11–15, 9–15
Bronze
Bronze

European Junior Championships

Girls' singles
Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr, West Germany Norway Else Thoresen 11–2, 11–4
Gold
Gold
Girls' doubles
Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr, West Germany Denmark Kirsten Meier England Gillian Clark
England Sally Leadbeater
9–15, 4–15
Bronze
Bronze

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Women's singles
Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1983 Canadian Open Canada Denyse Julien 11–1, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Dutch Open England Helen Troke 11–4, 7–11, 10–12 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1984 Thailand Open England Helen Troke 5–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Chinese Taipei Open England Helen Troke 5–11, 2–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Japan Open China Wu Jianqiu 7–11, 11–8, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Dutch Open England Jane Sutton 11–6, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 India Open England Helen Troke 8–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 English Masters England Gillian Gowers 11–5, 11–0 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Scandinavian Cup South Korea Kim Yun-ja 4–11, 2–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Chinese Taipei Open England Helen Troke 11–12, 11–6, 11–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Carlton Intersport Cup China Yao Fen 7–11, 7–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Chinese Taipei Open England Helen Troke 11–4, 5–11, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 All England Open China Qian Ping 9–7 retired 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 English Masters Denmark Christina Bostofte 11–4, 11–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 11–3, 6–11, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Hong Kong Open China Han Aiping 4–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 German Open China Han Aiping 8–11, 9–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Scottish Open Denmark Pernille Nedergaard 11–5, 11–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
Women's doubles
Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Dutch Open Denmark Dorte Kjær England Karen Beckman
England Gillian Gilks
12–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

International tournaments

Women's singles
Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1979 Czechoslovakian International England Sally Leadbeater 12–9, 11–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1980 Czechoslovakian International Denmark Rikke V. Sørensen 7–11, 8–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1982 German Open China Wu Dixi 9–11, 3–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1983 Taiwan Masters Chinese Taipei Sherry Liu 11–3, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1983 German Open Denmark Nettie Nielsen 12–11, 3–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1983 Japan Open China Han Aiping 2–11, 4–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1983 India Open South Korea Yoo Sang-hee 6–11, 1–11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1984 English Masters England Helen Troke 11–1, 12–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Scottish Open (II) Denmark Dorte Kjær 11–5, 11–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
Women's doubles
Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1979 Czechoslovakian International Denmark Charlotte Pilgaard England Gillian Clark
England Sally Leadbeater
9–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1980 Taiwan Masters Denmark Lene Køppen England Nora Perry
England Jane Webster
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Personal information

She married to the former Danish badminton player Steen Fladberg. Their son Rasmus Fladberg is also a professional badminton player.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Kirsten Larsen". badmintonpeople.dk. Badminton Denmark. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ "BWF Salutes Sterling Servants". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ "En familie med fjer på". sn.dk (in Danish). Sjællandske Medier. Retrieved 30 January 2017.