Tonny Holst-Christensen is a former Danish badminton player. In 1962 the Badminton Association of Denmark decided not to enter Tonny in the All England Championships and she had to pay for the trip to England out of her own pocket. She then teamed up with Judy Devlin and remarkably won the title.She also won the Danish National Championship in 1956 and 1960 and was a member of the 1960 Uber Cup team.
The All England Open Badminton Championships is the world's oldest badminton tournament, held annually in England. With the introduction of the BWF's latest grading system, it was given Superseries status in 2007, upgraded to Superseries Premier status in 2011.
Erland Kops was a badminton player from Denmark who won numerous major international singles and doubles titles from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. In 1958, Erland Kops brought an end to eight years of dominance of by Malayan players at the All England Badminton Championships by winning its Men's Singles event. Kops was also among the first Westerners to win major singles titles in the Far East. He combined abundant speed, power, and stamina with impressive shot-making virtuosity. Despite some disappointing results in the late rounds of Thomas Cup competition, Kops was clearly the dominant tournament men's singles player and one of the dominant men's doubles players of his era.
Finn Kobberø was a badminton player from Denmark, who won numerous international titles in all of badminton's three events from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s.
Thomas Haubro Lund is a retired badminton player from Denmark who affiliate with Kastrup Magleby club.
Tonny Kristine Ahm was a female badminton player from Denmark.
Sport in Denmark is diverse. The national sport is football with the most notable results being qualifying for the European Championships six times in a row (1984–2004) and winning the Championship in 1992. Other significant achievements include winning the Confederations Cup in 1995 and reaching the quarter final of the 1998 World Cup. Other popular sports include handball, cycling, sailing sports, badminton, ice hockey, swimming and recently also golf. A few youths also play Basketball.
Verawaty Fadjrin, is a former badminton player who won international titles spanning from the late 1970s to the end of the 1980s. Tall and powerful, at one time or another she played each of the three variations of the sport at the highest world level.
Atsuko Tokuda is a retired badminton player of Japan who won Japanese national and international titles in the late 1970s and the 1980s. Her international victories included the All-England women's doubles with Mikiko Takada in 1978 and the Danish (Denmark) Open women's doubles in 1981 and 1988 with Takada and with Yoshiko Yonekura Tago respectively. Though most of Tokuda's international success came in doubles, she won the Japanese national singles title in 1978. She earned a bronze medal at the 1980 IBF World Championships in women's doubles with Yonekura. Tokuda helped Japan win world team titles in the Uber Cup competitions of 1978 and 1981 by compiling a strong winning record in her individual matches.
Yoshiko Yonekura is a retired female badminton player of Japan who won Japanese national and international titles in the late 1970s and the 1980s. She is the mother of badminton player Kenichi Tago.
Xu Rong, is a former female badminton player from China, who ranks among the most superb of her time.
Grete Mogensen is a retired female badminton player from Denmark. She competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Noriko Nakayama is a Japanese former badminton player, the first true international badminton star from that nation, who won numerous Japanese national and major international titles from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. She claimed seven of these at the Danish Open, two in singles and five in women's doubles. At the prestigious All-England Championships she shared the women's doubles title with her compatriot and singles rival Hiroe Yuki in 1971, and won the singles title over Yuki in 1972, having previously lost twice in the finals. She also won the women's singles event at the Olympic Games Demonstration in 1972. In four successive Uber Cup competitions, between 1965 and 1975 she was unbeaten in singles, thus leading the way to three world team titles for Japan.
Eva Twedberg is a former Swedish badminton player who won women's singles at numerous international championships. Noted for her stamina and swift court coverage, her peak years were the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Among other titles, she won the prestigious All-England singles title in 1968 and 1971; the Danish Open in 1968, 1970, and 1972; the U.S. Open in 1972 and 1973; and the European Championships in 1970. Mrs. Stuart is the most successful player in the history of the Swedish National Badminton Championships with a combined total of 44 titles in national restricted and national open competition earned between 1960 and 1976. During the latter part of her badminton career she married the Northumberland county and England badminton internationalist Elliot Stuart and represented Northumberland.
John David Eddy is a retired badminton player from England who won national and international titles from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
Per Walsoe is a Danish former Supreme Court judge and a retired male badminton player who won a number of Danish national and international doubles titles from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s.
Henning Borch is a former world class badminton player from Denmark who won major tournaments from the early 1960s to the early 1970s. In the 1964 Borch reached the men's singles final at the prestigious All-England Championships, narrowly losing to fellow countryman Knud Aage Nielsen. His most impressive achievement was sharing three consecutive All-England men's doubles titles with Erland Kops from 1967 to 1969. Borch took part in five consecutive Thomas Cup campaigns for Denmark between 1960 and 1973.
Machiko Aizawa is a former badminton player from Japan who won Japanese national and major international titles from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. Though highly competitive in singles, her greatest success came in women's doubles with Etsuko Takenaka Toganoo. They shared the prestigious All-England Championships in 1972, 1973, and 1975. They won the Danish Open women's doubles title in 1970 and 1974, the quadrennial Asian Games championship in 1970, and the U.S. Open women's doubles title, on their only try, in 1970. Aizawa played on Japan's 1972 Uber Cup team which retained the world championship, and its 1975 team which lost the title to Indonesia.
Inge Birgit Anker Hansen is a former Danish badminton player. With her mixed doubles partners Finn Kobberø and Poul-Erik Nielsen she won the National title in 1954, 1959 & 1961. In addition Inge won the women's doubles in 1956 & 1960 with Aase Winther. Her greatest success came during the 1959 All England Badminton Championships when she won the mixed doubles with Nielsen.
Ruth Dalsgaard née Frederiksen was a former Danish badminton player. She won a national championship title every year from 1931 to 1935, teaming up with her sister Gerda. Further wins came in 1937 and 1942, the latter with her new partner Jytte Thayssen. In addition to this she won seven national titles in mixed doubles from 1933 to 1942. Her greatest achievement was winning the 1939 All England Badminton Championships doubles title with Tonny Ahm.
Tonny and Þonny are given names. Tonny is a diminutive Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Greenlandic and Norwegian unisex form of the given names Antonia, Antonius, Anton, Antoon, Anthonis, Anthoon as well as a Scandianvian masculine version of the name Toni and pet form of names ending with the element "-ton" that is popular in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Indonesia, South Africa, Namibia, Suriname, Republic of Karelia, Estonia and Greenland. Þonny is a feminine given name that is a form of Torny.