Ruth Dalsgaard (formerly Frederiksen) was one of the great Danish champions from the 1930s.
Playing with her sister Gerda, Ruth won the National Championship in women’s doubles every year from 1931 to 1935 and once again in 1937. In 1942 she teamed up with a new partner, Jytte Thayssen, and got her hands on the women’s doubles trophy once again.
Ruth was a very versatile badminton player and also took home as many as seven national titles in mixed doubles from 1933 to 1942, mostly teaming up with Tage Madsen. But her impressive record did not stop there.
She was the national champion in women’s singles from 1931 to 1937 when Tonny Ahm took over. Ruth then teamed up with Tonny Ahm, and together they secured one of Ruth’s greatest triumphs – winning the All England Championship in women’s doubles in 1939. Ruth played for Denmark until the mid 1940s.
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