Elo Hansen is a retired male badminton player from Denmark who won international titles in all three events (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s.

Elo Hansen
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Elo Hansen in 1970
Personal information
Country Denmark
Career title(s)1970 European Champs

CareerEdit

Hansen won the gold medal at the 1970 European Badminton Championships in men's doubles with Per Walsoe and the silver medal in singles in the same tournament. He was a singles silver medalist again at the European Championships in 1976. A highly impressive shotmaker, Hansen played in four consecutive Thomas Cup (men's international team) campaigns for Denmark, ('66–'67, '69–'70, '72–'73, '75–'76),[1][2][3] but never overtook his contemporary, Svend Pri, as Denmark's leading player of that era. His finest moment in badminton probably came in Denmark's narrow (4–5) 1970 Thomas Cup semi-final loss to defending champion Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur when he defeated both Tan Aik Huang and Punch Gunalan in straight games.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Herbert Scheele (ed.) (1971) The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971. Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd. p. 82.
  2. ^ Pat Davis (1983) The Guinness Book of Badminton. Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. pp. 125, 126.
  3. ^ Danmarksmesterskaber. badminton.dk
  4. ^ Herbert Scheele (ed.) (1971) The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971. Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd. p. 29.