Christinna Pedersen’s career has featured several highlights that have both focused on mixed and womens doubles. This wonderful journey now ends when
Christinna has decided to leave the Danish national team.
Best to quit while you are ahead
Christinna Pedersen explains that this is due to a combination of lack of motivation and that she and her partner Kamilla Rytter Juhl, whom she previously played women’s doubles, became parents of her daughter Molly on 5 January.
– I need to be able to feel the last spark inside my stomach when I go to training. It is hard to miss when I have been used to having it for many years and felt that I could always provide my absolute best. I’ve been missing a little lately, says
It has not been an easy decision
– The decision has been extra difficult, because not only do I stop my own career, so I also stop Mathias’ and my mixed double, which was really good on the way. Badminton has been a huge part of my life for many years and given me incredibly much. There is no doubt that I will miss it, but I must also acknowledge that in recent months I have had difficulty finding the same driving force that I have had before. Badminton will still mean a lot to both Kamilla and
Great triumphs in women and mixed doubles
In women’s doubles with Kamilla Rytter Juhl, the 32-year-old North Jute won All England in 2018 and Olympic silver in 2016 and World Cup silver in 2015. Since the summer of last
In mixed doubles, Pedersen has in most years played at the top level with Joachim Fischer. Their CV includes the Olympic bronze in 2012, the World Cup bronze in 2009 and four Denmark Open titles. After the World Championships in 2017, they were split up and she has since made up half of Denmark’s
Big loss for Danish badminton
For Badminton Denmark’s sports director, Jens Meibom,
– It is
– We would also like to thank
All England 2018 was the biggest accomplishment
Last week I was in Birmingham with Kamilla and our little girl. There is no doubt that when we were over there a year ago at the top of the All England title, it was my greatest moment of career. But fortunately there have been many great experiences. I am super happy and proud of everything I have received. That’s also why I think this is the right time, she says about her goodbye to the national team that was announced on Monday.