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Line Kjærsfeldt is partnering up with Anders Skaarup Rasmussen for the first time at Korea Open. (Photo: BadmintonPhoto)
Line Kjærsfeldt: Hopefully, we can challenge the other mix pairs
Date: 9/12/2017 2:44 PM
Published by : Emma Lollike
A new mixed doubles constellation from Denmark will take the court for the very first time at Korea Open, this week.

In a press release from Badminton Denmark on 31st August, the sporting leadership announced deployments for their mixed doubles constellations.

- We have spent a lot of time discussing how to reach the best potential for medals in mixed doubles at the 2020 Olympics, says Jens Meibom, Sports Director for Badminton Denmark.

- And this analysis has led to the decision of making new mixed doubles constellations. 
Not the main focus
One of the new Danish pairs, Anders Skaarup Rasmussen and Line Kjærsfeldt, are scheduled to play the Korea Open and Japan Open.

Line Kjærsfeldt told Badminton Europe that the two of them will still be playing their individual events along with their new partnership:

- Anders has his men’s doubles and I have my single, so the focus is not only on the mixed but we will see how far we can come.
First match tomorrow
- We have not been training together so my expectations are low, Line Kjærsfeldt says about their expectation ahead of tomorrow.

- We will see how it goes and hopefully we can challenge the other mix pairs. 

Korea Open started today in Seoul with qualification rounds and first rounds for the mixed doubles event. 

Skaarup Rasmussen and Kjærsfeldt are facing Takuro Hoki & Sayaka Hirota of Japan in their first round match on Wednesday at 11.00 AM (local time).

Find the full order of play for Korea Open by clicking here.

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