Olga Konon

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Olga Konon
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Personal information
Country  Belarus (to 2009)
 Poland (2009–2010)
 Germany (since October 2010)
Born (1989-11-11) November 11, 1989 (age 27)
Flag of Byelorussian SSR.svg Brest, Byelorussian SSR
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb; 9.6 st)
Handedness Right
Women's singles
Highest ranking 26 (August 18, 2011)
Current ranking 36 (March 15, 2012)
BWF profile

Olga Konon (born November 11, 1989 in Brest, Byelorussian SSR)[1] is a female badminton player from Germany and of Belarusian origin.


Olga is known for her speed and attacking style of play. She is currently coached by Kim Ji Hyun and Per Henrik Croona.[2] Olga won her first major international tournament in 2004, at the Finnish International in the mixed event. She was only 14 at the time.[1]

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.[1] 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.[3]

In the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking for women's singles, Olga has moved up to 40th spot, her highest ranking to date.[4]


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