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Danish OLYMPIC star postpones again the pension

Christinna Pedersen's international badmintonpension was Thursday again deferred.

The 32-year-old nordjyde, which is the only Danish badminton player, has two OLYMPIC medals on the cv, won his fight in the second round of the World Tour-tournament the Swiss Open together with his partner Mathias Christiansen.

The two danes defeated the English Ben Lane and Jessica Pugh with a 18-21, 21-16, 24-22.

The two danes missed all four matchbolde in the third set, before the fifth was translated into advancement in the tournament, which is Christinna Pedersen's last at international level.

With the victory is the tredjeseedede Danish couple, ready for the quarterfinals, where there waiting for the chinese resistance in the form of femteseedede Chen Lu and Lu Kai.

In the first set of Thursday's match as it is initially well off the Danish double, which came in front of 10-5 only to see the british win the following six duels and take over the lead.

Since the got Lane and Pugh knocked a hole, as the Danish favourites not got closed. The british won the set 21-18.

In the second set showed the two danes, why the with a 15.-place on the world ranking is 15 rankings better than Lane and Pugh.

After be with to 9-9 built, Pedersen and Christiansen a lead of four points, and the gap was never closed again. The danes won the set 21-16 and near vienna thus a decisive third set.

Here reached Christinna Pedersen to flirt with the pension, when the englishmen brought himself on 14-11. It was answered with six consecutive duels in a row and a Danish lead of three points.

the Edge was put over the track, but in the final stage, it ended, nevertheless happy for the danes. Good enough was four matchbolde missed, but there never came an answer from the English, who eventually had to capitulate.

Christinna Pedersen has won five WORLD championship medals, two OLYMPIC medals as well as big tournaments like All England and Denmark Open. This week's Swiss Open are ranked much lower on the World Tour.

Private form she couple with Kamilla Rytter Juhl. They did also previously on the track, and they won silver at the OLYMPICS in Rio in 2016.

announced In July Rytter Juhl, that she was pregnant and therefore stopped his career with immediate effect. In the beginning of January the couple were parents.

on Monday announced Christinna Pedersen saw that she sets her international career after the tournament in Switzerland. In the first place, she plays on the Danish badmintonliga.

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