Icelandic badminton player Ragna Ingólfsdóttir claimed the gold in the final of the singles and doubles matches, with partner Snjólaug Jóhannsdóttir, in the Iceland International in Reykjavík yesterday.
Ingólfsdóttir beat Camilla Overgaard of Denmark 21-14, 16-21 and 21-13 in the singles and then she and Jóhannsdóttir beat Brynja Pétursdóttir and Erla Björg Hafsteinsdóttir, also of Iceland, 21-10 and 21-13 in the doubles, Morgunbladid reports.
“I had been planning for over a year to win this tournament. I was determined to top this tournament before I have to undergo a minor knee surgery and I did it,” Ingólfsdóttir said.
The badminton player represented Iceland at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she was injured. The cruciate ligament in her knee tore and she had to undergo surgery.
In the singles semi-final Ingólfsdóttir beat Chinese player Li Shuang, who competes for Turkey. “I had never seen her before and the game against her was sort of a final,” Ingólfsdóttir said.
“It was a strong move for me to beat Overgaard again, but I did beat her in the eight-person final at this tournament two years ago,” she added.
Ingólfsdóttir is planning to represent Iceland again at the next Olympics, in London 2012.