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Jens Dyrløv Eriksen (born 30 December 1969) is a badminton player from Denmark. He competed in four consecutive Olympic Games from 1996 to 2008, and won a mixed doubles bronze medal in 2004 partnered with Mette Schjoldager. At the World Championships, Eriksen won two silvers in 1995 and 1997, also two bronze medals in 2001 and 2006.[1]

Jens Eriksen
Personal information
Birth nameJens Dyrløv Eriksen
Country Denmark
Born (1969-12-30) 30 December 1969 (age 49)
Glostrup, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
CoachSteen Pedersen
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (MD)
1 (XD)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

2004 OlympicsEdit

He played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles and mixed doubles.

In men's doubles, Eriksen and his partner Martin Lundgaard Hansen had a bye in the first round and defeated Howard Bach and Kevin Han of the United States in the second. In the quarterfinals, Eriksen and Hansen beat Fu Haifeng and Cai Yun of China 3-15, 15-11, 15-8. They lost the semifinal to Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung of Korea 9-15, 15-5, 15-3 and the bronze medal match against Eng Hian and Flandy Limpele of Indonesia 15-13, 15-7 to finish fourth place.

He also competed in mixed doubles with partner Mette Schjoldager. They defeated Svetoslav Stoyanov and Victoria Wright of France in the first round and Kim Yong-hyun and Lee Hyo-jung of Korea in the second. In the quarterfinals, Eriksen and Schjoldager beat Nova Widianto and Vita Marissa of Indonesia 15-12, 15-8 to advance to the semifinals. There, they lost to Zhang Jun and Gao Ling of China 15-9, 15-5. In the bronze medal match, they defeated fellow Danish pair Jonas Rasmussen and Rikke Olsen 15-5, 15-5 to win the bronze medal.

He missed the chance to be the first Danish sportsman in 20 years (since Henning Lynge Jakobsen at the 1984 Summer Olympics) to win two medals in the same Olympic Games.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Goudi Olympic Hall, Athens, Greece   Mette Schjoldager   Jonas Rasmussen
  Rikke Olsen
15–5, 15–5   Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–23, 16–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Mette Schjoldager   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
2–15, 12–15   Bronze
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Marlene Thomsen   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
5–15, 17–16, 4–15   Silver
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland   Helene Kirkegaard   Thomas Lund
  Marlene Thomsen
2–15, 6–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
14–21, 12–21   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China   Mette Schjoldager   Nova Widianto
  Liliyana Natsir
15–21, 18–21   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Messecenter,
Herning, Denmark
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
19–21, 16–21   Silver
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–15, 21–17   Gold
2004 Palais de Sports,
Geneva, Switzerland
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Anthony Clark
  Nathan Robertson
15–3, 15–9   Gold
2002 Baltiska hallen,
Malmö, Sweden
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Anthony Clark
  Nathan Robertson
7–4, 1–7, 7–3, 2–7, 7–3   Gold
2000 Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Jesper Larsen   Pär-Gunnar Jonsson
  Peter Axelsson
15–7, 15–6   Gold
1994 Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
  Christian Jakobsen   Simon Archer
  Chris Hunt
12–15, 7–15, 12–15   Bronze

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
  Mette Schjoldager   Thomas Laybourn
  Kamilla Rytter Juhl
20–22, 15–21   Silver
2004 Palais de Sports,
Geneva, Switzerland
  Mette Schjoldager   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
16–17, 14–17   Bronze
2002 Baltiska hallen,
Malmö, Sweden
  Mette Schjoldager   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
7–5, 7–3, 7–1   Gold
2000 Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Mette Schjoldager   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
7–15, 12–15   Silver
1994 Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
  Anne Mette Bille   Michael Søgaard
  Catrine Bengtsson
8–15, 16–18   Bronze

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[3] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Denmark Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
21–14, 14–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2007 Swiss Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
21–17, 16–21, 12–21   Runner-up

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 China Masters   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–17, 21–17   Winner
2006 All England Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
15–6, 14–17, 15–2   Winner
2005 China Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
16–17, 15–11, 13–15   Runner-up
2005 Hong Kong Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
13–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2005 Japan Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
15–10, 15–3   Winner
2005 German Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
15–6, 3–15, 10–15   Runner-up
2005 Korea Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
7–15, 15–13, 15–13   Winner
2004 Singapore Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Alvent Yulianto
  Luluk Hadiyanto
2–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2004 All England Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
9–15, 15–13, 15–3   Winner
2003 Singapore Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
15–9, 15–10   Winner
2002 Dutch Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ha Tae-kwon
8–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2002 Swiss Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
7–5, 5–7, 2–7, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 Swiss Open   Jesper Larsen   Jim Laugesen
  Michael Søgaard
7–4, 2–7, 7–1, 1–7, 3–7   Runner-up
2000 Denmark Open   Jesper Larsen   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
13–15, 10–15   Runner-up
2000 Swiss Open   Jesper Larsen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ha Tae-kwon
12–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1999 Swiss Open   Jesper Larsen   Jim Laugesen
  Michael Søgaard
15–6, 12–15, 17–16   Winner
1999 Korea Open   Jesper Larsen   Flandy Limpele
  Eng Hian
15–6, 7–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1998 Hong Kong Open   Jesper Larsen   Tony Gunawan
  Candra Wijaya
10–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1997 Denmark Open   Jesper Larsen   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Michael Søgaard
17–14, 8–15, 13–18   Runner-up
1997 Dutch Open   Jesper Larsen   Nick Ponting
  John Quinn
7–15, 15–8, 15–6   Winner
1997 German Open   Jesper Larsen   Simon Archer
  Chris Hunt
15–1, 15–8   Winner
1994 Chinese Taipei Open   Christian Jakobsen   Rudy Gunawan
  Bambang Suprianto
1–15, 8–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Korea Open   Mette Schjoldager   Nova Widianto
  Lilyana Natsir
21–23, 18–21   Runner-up
2005 Japan Open   Mette Schjoldager   Sudket Prapakamol
  Saralee Thungthongkam
13–15, 17–14, 7–15   Runner-up
2005 Korea Open   Mette Schjoldager   Lee Jae-jin
  Lee Hyo-jung
14–17, 9–15   Runner-up
2004 China Open   Mette Schjoldager   Chen Qiqiu
  Zhao Tingting
15–13, 13–15, 15–8   Winner
2003 Japan Open   Mette Schjoldager   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
11–9, 8–11, 9–11   Runner-up
2003 Swiss Open   Mette Schjoldager   Kim Yong-hyun
  Lee Hyo-jung
11–7, 9–11, 11–5   Winner
2002 All England Open   Mette Schjoldager   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
3–7, 3–7, 0–7   Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open   Mette Schjoldager   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
7–2, 4–7, 7–5, 7–5   Winner
2001 Swiss Open   Mette Schjoldager   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
7–4, 7–2, 7–5   Winner
2000 Grand Prix Finals   Mette Schjoldager   Tri Kusharyanto
  Minarti Timur
8–7, 7–4, 7–4   Winner
2000 Denmark Open   Mette Schjoldager   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
10–15, 15–8, 10–15   Runner-up
2000 Chinese Taipei Open   Mette Schjoldager   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
5–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1998 Brunei Open   Marlene Thomsen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
15–13, 15–6   Winner
1998 Swiss Open   Marlene Thomsen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
18–13, 8–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1998 Japan Open   Marlene Thomsen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
12–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1997 Thailand Open   Marlene Thomsen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
5–15, 3–15   Runner-up
1997 Denmark Open   Marlene Thomsen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
15–6, 18–14   Winner
1997 German Open   Marlene Thomsen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
15–11, 12–15, 15–6   Winner
1997 Malaysia Open   Marlene Thomsen   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
12–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1997 Korea Open   Marlene Thomsen   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
13–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1997 Japan Open   Marlene Thomsen   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
8–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1996 Hong Kong Open   Marlene Thomsen   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
8–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1996 German Open   Anne Mette Bille   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
1–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1995 Chinese Taipei Open   Rikke Olsen   Kim Dong-moon
  Kim Shin-young
15–10, 15–5   Winner
1994 U.S. Open   Rikke Olsen   Zheng Yushen
  Xu Huaiwen
15–3, 15–4   Winner
1994 Canadian Open   Rikke Olsen   Jürgen Koch
  Irina Serova
7–15, 2–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Scottish Open   Christian Jakobsen   Andrey Antropov
  Nikolai Zuyev
14–17, 15–13, 6–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Russian Open   Marlene Thomsen   Chris Hunt
  Gillian Gowers
15–3, 18–16   Winner
1993 Hamburg Cup   Anne Mette Bille   Christian Jakobsen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–10, 13–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1992 Amor International   Marlene Thomsen   Ron Michels
  Sonja Mellink
9–15, 8–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jens Eriksen". Badminton Denmark. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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