|Born||12 May 1986|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Retired||11 March 2019|
|Women's & mixed doubles|
|Highest ranking||2 (WD 10 May 2018)|
1 (XD 2 April 2015)
Christinna Pedersen (born 12 May 1986) is a Danish internationally elite badminton player.
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,and came third at the 2012 Summer Olympics. 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.
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. Pedersen is also the only Danish badminton player to have won two Olympic medals.
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.
Pedersen is openly lesbian. She welcomed her first child with her partner Kamilla Rytter Juhl in January 2019.
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.
|2016||Riocentro - Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||21–18, 9–21, 19–21|
|2012||Wembley Arena, London, England||21–12, 21–12|
|2017||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||17–21, 21–19, 14–21|
|2015||Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia||25–23, 8–21, 15–21|
|2013||Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China||14–21, 21–14, 15–21|
|2014||Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark||15–21, 9–21|
|2009||Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India||18–21, 21–14, 18–21|
|2017||Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark||21–11, 15–21, 21–11|
|2016||Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France||21–18, 21–17|
|2014||Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia||21–11, 21–11|
|2012||Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden||22–20, 13–21, 21–12|
|2018||Palacio de Deportes de Huelva, Huelva, Spain||18–21, 21–17, 18–21|
|2017||Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark||17–21, 21–18, 19–21|
|2016||Vendéspace, La Roche-sur-Yon, France||19–21, 21–13, 21–17|
|2014||Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia||22–24, 21–13, 21–18|
|2005||De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands||15–13, 7–15, 16–17|
|2005||De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands||15–8, 15–5|
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2018||All England Open||Super 1000||21–19, 21–18|
|2018||Malaysia Masters||Super 500||22–20, 21–18|
|2018||Korea Open||Super 500||18–21, 16–21|
|2018||India Open||Super 500||21–14, 21–15|
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2017||Australian Open||10–21, 13–21|
|2017||Singapore Open||21–18, 14–21, 21–15|
|2017||All England Open||18–21, 13–21|
|2016||Hong Kong Open||21–19, 21–10|
|2016||Japan Open||19–21, 21–18, 21–12|
|2015||Dubai World Superseries Finals||21–14, 9–21, 4–14 Retired|
|2015||Japan Open||12–21, 16–21|
|2014||Singapore Open||21–14, 19–21, 15–21|
|2013||World Superseries Finals||21–19, 21–12|
|2013||Denmark Open||16–21, 13–21|
|2013||Japan Open||11–21, 14–21|
|2013||India Open||21–12, 21–23, 18–21|
|2012||World Superseries Finals||16–21, 14–21|
|2012||French Open||12–21, 21–23|
|2012||Malaysia Open||21–19, 21–18|
|2017||Hong Kong Open||15–21, 13–21|
|2017||China Open||15–21, 11–21|
|2016||Denmark Open||21–16, 22–20|
|2016||All England Open||12–21, 17–21|
|2015||China Open||19–21, 21–17, 19–21|
|2015||Japan Open||17–21, 21–18, 23–21|
|2015||India Open||19–21, 19–21|
|2014||Indonesia Open||18–21, 21–16, 21–14|
|2014||India Open||21–16, 18–21, 21–18|
|2014||Malaysia Open||11–21, 21–17, 13–21|
|2013||World Superseries Finals||12–21, 21–19, 21–10|
|2013||China Open||10–21, 21–5, 17–21|
|2013||Indonesia Open||22–24, 22–20, 12–21|
|2013||Malaysia Open||21–13, 21–18|
|2012||World Superseries Finals||17–21, 21–12, 21–14|
|2011||China Open||11–21, 14–21|
|2011||Hong Kong Open||21–15, 17–21, 17–21|
|2011||French Open||21–17, 21–14|
|2011||Denmark Open||22–20, 21–16|
|2011||Japan Open||19–21, 21–16, 15–21|
|2010||Hong Kong Open||22–20, 14–21, 22–20|
|2009||World Superseries Finals||21–14, 21–18|
|2009||Denmark Open||21–16, 25–27, 21–17|
|2009||Japan Open||21–13, 16–21, 20–22|
|2008||Denmark Open||21–14, 21–17|
The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments which have been sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.
|2017||Syed Modi International||21–16, 21–18|
|2015||German Open||21–18, 17–21, 21–9|
|2015||Malaysia Masters||21–14, 21–14|
|2013||London Grand Prix Gold||12–21, 21–17, 21–15|
|2015||German Open||18–21, 17–21|
|2015||Malaysia Masters||21–18, 21–18|
|2013||Swiss Open||22–20, 21–19|
|2011||Swiss Open||23–21, 21–14|
|2008||Dutch Open||21–17, 21–9|
|2008||Bitburger Open||21–8, 17–21, 20–22|
|2007||Dutch Open||21–16, 21–14|
|2007||Czech International||21–11, 22–20|
|2007||Polish Open||17–21, 14–21|
|2007||Finnish International||19–21, 21–10, 21–11|
|2007||Swedish International||13–21, 14–21|
|2006||Czech International||17–21, 21–13, 22–20|
|2005||Czech International||2–15, 1–15|
|2007||Czech International||21–19, 21–12|
|2007||Portugal International||21–12, 21–6|
|2007||Swedish International||21–12, 21–8|
|2006||Czech International||16–21, 12–21|
|2006||Portugal International||13–21, 21–14, 18–21|
|2006||Finnish International||11–21, 15–21|
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