MADSEN Anna Thea
Anna TheaMadsen
Date of Birth27/10/1994 - KOEBENHAVN (DEN)
Height162 cm/5'4"


School, universitySvinninge Skole, Stenhus Gymnasium og HF
Started competing2002
Language(s) spokenDanish (native), English
Club nameVaerlose Badminton
CoachTanja Berg (club), Per-Henrik Croona (National Team)

Playing games, taking and looking at photos. Being with people, travelling and learning new things.

Major sporting achievements

2015 ECh (Leuven), mixed team – 1st
2014 ECh (Kazan), singles – 2nd | ECh (Basel), team – 1st
2013 WCh (Malaysia), mixed team – 3rd
2012 German NCh, 1st

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

Silver medal at the 2014 European championships in Kazan. Competing at the 2014 World Championships in Copenhagen in front of my home crowd.

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Anna Thea began playing badminton at age six. After competing at the highest level as a junior, she moved club three times to become a better player. At 14, she was chosen for the unofficial European Championships in which she lost her semi-final to a Danish compatriot. This encouraged her to become a professional badminton player. In 2011 she was invited to train at the Danish National Centre in Brondby with the most talented young Danish ladies singles players. The Danish badminton federation started a ladies singles project in 2012 and as a result Anna Thea had to balance training at the national centre with her education. At the 2014 European championships in Kazan, she surprised everyone, even herself, by reaching the final in which she lost to the soon-to-become world champion Carolina Marin. Anna Thea graduated in summer 2014 and has trained full-time ever since.

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