Birgit Michels

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Birgit Michels
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Personal information
Birth nameBirgit Overzier
Country Germany
Born (1984-09-28) 28 September 1984 (age 34)[1]
Köln, West Germany
ResidenceBonn, Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
HandednessRight
Highest ranking13 (WD) 6 (XD)
Current rankingRetired
BWF profile

Birgit Michels (born 28 September 1984 as Birgit Overzier) is a German badminton player. She competed for Germany at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in the mixed doubles.[2][3] In 2008, she competed with Kristof Hopp, and in 2012 she competed with Michael Fuchs, reaching the quarter-finals.[3]

Achievements[edit]

European Championships[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Telenor Arena, Karlskrona, Sweden Germany Sandra Marinello Denmark Christinna Pedersen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
11–21, 11–21 Bronze Bronze

European Junior Championships[edit]

Girls' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark Germany Therésè Nawrath Russia Nina Vislova
Russia Valeria Sorokina
11–5, 5–11, 0–11 Silver Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark Germany Marc Zwiebler Russia Dmitri Pankov
Russia Nina Vislova
11–7, 11–1 Gold Gold
2001 Spala, Poland Germany Marc Zwiebler Denmark Carsten Mogensen
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl
6–15, 15–12, 6–15 Bronze Bronze

BWF Superseries[edit]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Australian Open Germany Michael Fuchs South Korea Ko Sung-hyun
South Korea Kim Ha-na
16–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Japan Open Germany Michael Fuchs China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
12–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 French Open Germany Michael Fuchs Thailand Sudket Prapakamol
Thailand Saralee Thoungthongkam
15–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Bitburger Open Germany Johanna Goliszewski Macau Wang Rong
Macau Zhang Zhibo
15–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner up
2010 Canada Open Germany Sandra Marinello Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
16–21, 21–18, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner up
2009 Dutch Open Germany Sandra Marinello Russia Valeria Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
13–21, 17–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 U.S. Grand Prix Germany Michael Fuchs South Korea Choi Sol-gyu
South Korea Eom Hye-won
12–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner up
2013 Bitburger Open Germany Michael Fuchs England Chris Adcock
England Gabrielle White
21–19, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 London Grand Prix Gold Germany Michael Fuchs England Chris Langridge
England Heather Olver
21–19, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Canada Open Germany Michael Fuchs Chinese Taipei Chen Hung-ling
Chinese Taipei Cheng Wen-hsing
21–10, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Bitburger Open Germany Michael Fuchs China Zhang Nan
China Zhao Yunlei
20–22, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 U.S. Open Germany Michael Fuchs Chinese Taipei Lee Sheng-mu
Chinese Taipei Chien Yu-chin
21–19, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 India Open Germany Kristof Hopp China He Hanbin
China Yu Yang
18–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Bitburger Open Germany Kristof Hopp England Robert Blair
Scotland Imogen Bankier
21–17, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Dutch International Germany Cisita Joity Jansen Netherlands Debora Jille
Netherlands Imke Van Der Aar
21–18, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Czech Open Germany Isabel Herttrich France Marie Batomene
France Emilie Lefel
21–13, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Turkey International Germany Sandra Marinello South Korea Choi A-reum
South Korea Yoo Hyun-young
21–13, 21–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Italian International Germany Sandra Marinello Russia Valeria Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
14–21, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Kharkiv International Germany Sandra Marinello Singapore Shinta Mulia Sari
Singapore Yao Lei
17–21, 21–18, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Morocco International Germany Sandra Marinello Sweden Emelie Lennartsson
Sweden Emma Wengberg
21–16, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Belgian International Germany Sandra Marinello Netherlands Lotte Jonathans
Netherlands Paulien Van Dooremalen
21–19, 18–21, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Norwegian International Germany Sandra Marinello Netherlands Lotte Jonathans
Netherlands Paulien Van Dooremalen
14–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Dutch International Germany Sandra Marinello Denmark Line Damkjær Kruse
Denmark Mie Schjøtt-Kristensen
19–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Finnish International Germany Sandra Marinello Russia Valeria Sorokina
Russia Nina Vislova
21–16, 12–21, 13–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 White Nights Germany Michael Fuchs Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
21–9, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 USA International Germany Michael Fuchs Singapore Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
Singapore Vanessa Neo Yu Yan
21–16, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 Czech Open Germany Michael Fuchs Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
18–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Guatemala International Germany Michael Fuchs France Ronan Labar
France Emilie Lefel
21–15, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Dutch International Germany Michael Fuchs Republic of Ireland Sam Magee
Republic of Ireland Chloe Magee
21–14, 18–21, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Norwegian International Germany Michael Fuchs Netherlands Jorrit de Ruiter
Netherlands Samantha Barning
21–16, 21–23, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 Bulgarian International Germany Michael Fuchs Germany Peter Kaesbauer
Germany Isabel Herttrich
21–9, 21–13 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Kharkiv International Germany Michael Fuchs Singapore Chayut Triyachart
Singapore Yao Lei
21–18, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Morocco International Germany Michael Fuchs Canada Toby Ng
Canada Grace Gao
21–15, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Belgian International Germany Michael Fuchs Germany Johannes Schöttler
Germany Sandra Marinello
22–20, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Norwegian International Germany Michael Fuchs Russia Evgeny Dremin
Russia Anastasia Russkikh
22–20, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Dutch International Germany Johannes Schöttler Denmark Christian John Skovgaard
Denmark Anne Skelbæk
21–16, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Italian International Germany Johannes Schöttler Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Nina Vislova
22–20, 19–21, 18–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Norwegian International Germany Kristof Hopp Russia Vitalij Durkin
Russia Valeria Sorokina
21–15, 13–21, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Turkey International Germany Kristof Hopp Germany Ingo Kindervater
Germany Kathrin Piotrowski
18–21, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse Germany Kristof Hopp Germany Ingo Kindervater
Germany Kathrin Piotrowski
12–21, 21–16, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birgit MICHELS Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ London 2012
  3. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Birgit Overzier-Michels". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015-09-02.

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