Anders Antonsen is a Danish badminton player born on 27th April 1997. He hails from Arhus in Denmark. Anders represents Denmark internationally in the Men’s Singles. He is currently World No.2 in men’s singles rankings.
Anders Antonsen pursued an interest in badminton at the age of 7. Along with his brother, Kasper Antonsen, they received initial training from their father Tonny Antonsen, who worked at one of the badminton clubs in Denmark. Anders showcased his badminton talent by winning junior titles.
Anders first broke into the limelight when he won the Gold medal in Boys’ Single and a Bronze in Mixed Team at the 2015 European Junior Badminton Championships. That year, he clinched three senior international titles at Dutch International, Belgian International, and Irish Open. The following year, he took home the Grand Prix title at the Scottish Open.
Anders Antonsen had won three national titles in 2017, 2018, and 2019 at the Danish National Badminton Championships. In 2016, he bagged three International Series titles at Swedish Masters, Austrian Open, and Spanish International. The following year, he won the Silver medal at the European Badminton Championships.
At the World Tour, Anders clinched three titles at Indonesia Masters (2019), Denmark Open, and BWF World Tour Finals (2020). In 2019, he won the Silver medal at the World Badminton Championships. In 2021, Anders was crowned as European badminton champion.
Anders Antonsen qualified for his debut Olympics at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and is seeded No.3 in the Men’s Singles.