Camilla Martin

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Camilla Martin Nygaard née Martin (born March 23, 1974 in Aarhus) is a retired badminton player from Denmark. She and Lene Køppen, who played two decades earlier, are the only Danish women to have won both the All-England and World singles titles.

She married economist Lars Nygaard 25 May 2005, and changed her name to Camilla Martin Nygaard.

She currently works as co-host of the Danish football magazine, Onside.

Camilla Martin is the daughter of the former Danish footballer Bent Martin. Her brother is the former Danish footballer Ken Martin.

Career

She primarily played woman's singles. In that discipline she won the Danish national championships 13 years consecutively, from 1991 to 2003, European champion three times, in 1996, 1998, and 2000, and World champion once in 1999. She won All England in 2002.

The only major tournament that she never won was the Olympic Games. She earned silver in 2000 Summer Olympics after losing to Gong Zhichao of People's Republic of China in the final.

In Camilla Martin's last year as an elite player, she played at the 2004 Olympics, defeating Kanako Yonekura of Japan in the first round but losing to Tracey Hallam of Great Britain in the round of 16.

She helped Denmark win the European team championship in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002.

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