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Joy Kitzmiller

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoy Ellen•Kitzmiller
Used nameJoy•Kitzmiller
Born12 May 1964 in Manhattan Beach, California (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 59 kg
NOC United States


Joy Kitzmiller played singles and doubles badminton for the United States at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She was on the US national team from 1984-94 and again in 2002. KItzmiller was US singles champion in 1987-88, 1992, and 1994, and won US doubles titles in 1991-92. She played in seven Uber Cups during her career. She also competed at the 1987 World Championship and the 2001 Sudirman Cup, the world mixed team championships. Kitzmiller later settled in Manhattan Beach, California where she worked as a coach.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Badminton USA Joy Kitzmiller
Singles, Women (Olympic) =33
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Linda French =17