|Country|| Belarus (to 2009)
Germany (since October 2010)
November 11, 1989 |
Brest, Byelorussian SSR
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st)|
|Highest ranking||26 (August 18, 2011)|
|Current ranking||36 (March 15, 2012)|
Olga is known for her speed and attacking style of play. She is currently coached by Kim Ji Hyun and Per Henrik Croona. Olga won her first major international tournament in 2004, at the Finnish International in the mixed event. She was only 14 at the time.
In 2005, she traveled to the north east of England to take on then county champions, mixed doubles team Andrew Dodds and Cheryl Wigham of blyth com, Olga and partner were beaten 21-9 21-14
In her next match she suffered a knee ligament injury at the Swedish International. After this injury, in 2007, she won a gold medal in women's doubles and a bronze medal in women's singles at the European Junior Badminton Championships, and the following year she won Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse in women's singles, and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In October 2014, the UK launched the National Badminton League. This consists of six national teams that play each other once during the season. Top national and European players were 'auctioned' off and bought by one of the six franchises and Olga was picked to play for the University of Nottingham. In November 2014, Olga won her first match for the UON beating Liz Cann 3-0
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Olga lost in the round of sixteen to top seeded Xie Xinfang(who later won the silver medal) 21-16, 21-15. En route to the round of sixteen, she defeated Singapore's Xin Aiying who is ranked 23 in the world, 21-19, 21-12. Later in the round of 32, she beat Slovenia's Maja Tvrdy, 21-17, 21-14.
In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking for women's singles, Olga has moved up to 40th spot, her highest ranking to date.
- "OLGA KONON - From Belarus to Beijing and Beyond". Badzine.net. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- "PROJECT Road to Beijing comes to an end". Badzine.net. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
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