Kirsten Larsen was born in 1962 and started playing badminton at a young age. She got her breakthrough in 1980 when she as only 18 years old went through to the semifinal in the prestigious All England tournament.
7 years later in 1987 she won the tournament that according to herself was her greatest achievement ever.
The year after in 1988 she won the European Championships which also became a milestone in her career.
She won the Danish Championships 2 times and the Nordic Championships five times.
Kirsten Larsen is one of the most successful single badminton players in Danish history. She is one of the few Danish players who has won All England.