Jens Peter Nierhoff

Jens Peter Nierhoff (born 2 September 1960) is a retired badminton player of Denmark, noted for his powerful smash, who won a number of international titles in singles and men's doubles during the 1980s.

Jens Peter Nierhoff
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1960-09-02) 2 September 1960 (age 61)
Medal record
Men's Badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Calgary Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Beijing Men's doubles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Bangkok Men's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Böblingen Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1984 Preston Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1984 Preston Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1984 Preston Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Böblingen Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Boys' singles
Gold medal – first place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Mixed team

CareerEdit

Nierhoff won men's singles at the 1982 European Championships, and men's doubles at the 1988 European Championships with Michael Kjeldsen.. He competed at the 1983 IBF World Championships in men's singles and lost to Han Jian in quarterfinals. Two years later he won the bronze medal at the 1985 IBF World Championships, losing to Han Jian again, this time in semifinals. Niehoff's accomplishments included singles victories at the Dutch (1984, 1988), Swedish (1984) Canadian (1985), and Scottish (1987) Opens; and doubles titles at the Swiss (1981), Dutch (1988), Canadian (1985, 1988), and Scottish (1987) Opens.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1985 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada   Han Jian 9–15, 14–17   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1987 Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China   Michael Kjeldsen   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
4–15, 4–15   Bronze

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Morten Frost   Christian Hadinata
  Bobby Ertanto
11–15, 15–4, 13–15   Bronze
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand   Michael Kjeldsen   Razif Sidek
  Jalani Sidek
6–15, 7–15   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1982 Böblingen, West Germany   Ray Stevens 15–9, 15–4   Gold
1984 Preston Guild Hall, Preston, England   Morten Frost 8–15, 2–15   Silver

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1983 Canada Open   Misbun Sidek 6–15, 15–11, 12–15   Runner-up
1984 Dutch Open   Ib Frederiksen 12–15, 15–9, 18–16   Winner
1984 Denmark Open   Morten Frost 1–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1984 Swedish Open   Sze Yu 15–3, 10–15, 15–12   Winner
1985 Canada Open   Ib Frederiksen 15–6, 15–2   Winner
1987 Poona Open   Morten Frost 11–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1987 Scottish Open   Michael Kjeldsen 11–15, 15–9, 15–4   Winner
1988 Dutch Open   Icuk Sugiarto 15–11, 9–15, 15–4   Winner
1989 Scottish Open   Morten Frost 2–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1990 German Open   Fung Permadi Walkover   Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Denmark Open   Morten Frost   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
7–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1985 Canada Open   Henrik Svarrer   Billy Gilliland
  Dan Travers
15–12, 15–11   Winner
1987 Scandinavian Open   Michael Kjeldsen   Li Yongbo
  Tian Bingyi
2–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1987 Scottish Open   Michael Kjeldsen   Chris Rees
  Lyndon Williams
15–4, 15–4   Winner
1988 Poona Open   Michael Kjeldsen   Cheah Soon Kit
  Ong Beng Teong
15–10, 10–15, 15–6   Winner
1988 Dutch Open   Michael Kjeldsen   Eddy Hartono
  Rudy Gunawan
15–12, 7–15, 15–4   Winner
1988 Canada Open   Henrik Svarrer   Yang Kesen
  Zheng Shoutai
15–9, 15–4   Winner

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