Mia Blichfeldt at the Singapore Open 2019
"It is going to be some exciting months"
Date: 5/7/2019 1:09 PM
Published by : Annika Langrock
Mia Blichfeldt, speaking to Badminton Europe, has revealed her plans and ambitions for the rest of this year, as well as for the upcoming one. 

February 2019 has been the month of Mia Blichfeldt. As the European Mixed Team Championships got underway in Copenhagen, she won the title with Denmark.

The-21-year-old played a huge role in Denmark's achievement – she showed strong fights as well as performances on court. Blichfeldt also won the decisive semi-final match for her home country, to qualify for the final (see video below). 

Only one week after winning on home soil, Blichfeldt was able to achieve the next title. She won the Barcelona Spain Masters (Super 300) and beat her compatriot, Line Kjaersfeldt, in the final. 

Danish super talent

Blichfeldt is one of Denmark’s biggest talents. In 2014, she won the Danish Championship in the Women's Singles as the youngest Dane ever. 

For the upcoming year, the current number 22 in the world has huge ambitions.

- There is an Olympic qualification starting now, that will be interesting. It is my first qualification period and I have been mentally preparing for it, Blichfeldt said. 

- I am also looking forward to the European Games, that will be my first time. So, it is going to be some exciting months, she added.

Europe versus Asia  

This year, Blichfeldt has already competed in three BWF World Tour tournaments in Asia: at the India, Malaysia as well as Singapore Open. Her biggest success there: reaching the quarterfinal in New Dehli. 

Playing abroad, the young Dane has experienced that the European players and coaches must co-operate to keep up with the strong Asian competition.

- When I am in Asia, all the Asian players are working and practising together. But we are not as many players in Europe as they are in Asia. So, it is very important that we support each other, Blichfeldt told Badminton Europe. 

After being sick during the Easter holiday, Blichfeldt has had her first training session at the end of April. She participated in Badminton Europe’s Women’s Singles Camp in Holbæk. 

Read also: “It’s important that we work together”

Practising with more than 14 girls, Blichfeldt was part of the training week with coaches as well as players from all over Europe. 

Now, further events are coming up for Blichfeldt. She revealed that her next tournament will be the Li-Ning Denmark Challenge this week (9-12 May). 

Therefore, Blichfeldt, who is currently living in Copenhagen, does not have to travel too long, as the Circuit tournament will be getting underway in Farum. 

Training partners turn into opponents 

In the first round of the International Challenge in Denmark, Blichfeldt will be facing one of her old training partners from Badminton Europe’s Women’s Singles Camp: Marie Bartomene from France. 

- We are all learning from each other. Of course, we are friends at the camp, but we are also opponents on court. However, it will be nice to meet each other again, Blichfeldt said.

After the Li-Ning Denmark Challenge, Blichfeldt has the chance to repeat the success at the European Mixed Team Championships – but this time at a global level, when Denmark will be fighting for a medal at the Sudirman Cup in less than two weeks. 
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