In 1962 Tonny Holst- Christensen won the All England championship when she teamed up with American Judy Devlin and won hands down against Karin Jørgensen and Ulla Rasmussen from Denmark.
The Badminton Association of Denmark had actually decided not to enter Tonny in the tournament on their behalf, and she remarkably paid for the trip to England out of her own pocket.
She won the National Championship in ladies’ singles in 1956 and 1960, and was also part of the women’s Uber Cup team when they reached the final in 1966.
It would be 40 years before Denmark made it to the final again. Tonny played for Denmark in the 1950s and 1960s.
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