Lars Paaske (born 18 January 1976) is a badminton player from Denmark.

Lars Paaske
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1976-01-18) 18 January 1976 (age 45)
Hørsholm, Denmark
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2003 Birmingham Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Madrid Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
BWF profile


He competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Jonas Rasmussen. After an initial bye in the first round, they were then defeated in the next round by Yim Bang-eun and Kim Yong-hyun of Korea. Paaske then competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in men's doubles again with partner Jonas Rasmussen where they were chasing the one medal lacking in their collection: An Olympic medal. The pair lost in the semi final, and then again in the match for 3rd place to finish with a disappointing 4th spot.

Paaske won the gold medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships in men's doubles with Jonas Rasmussen.[1]


Lars Paaske had his breakthrough with Martin Lundgaard, they won Denmark Open in 1999 and repeated the success 2001.

In 2002 Paaske changed partner and paired with Jonas Rasmussen and this proved to be a good idea. While only in their second season, Passke and Rasmussen won the 2003 World Championship in Birmingham. This was the first time in 20 years that the title was won by Denmark. The same year, Paaske and Rasmussen achieved yet another historical result by winning China Open and were thereby the first Europeans to win the title. The following 12 months Paaske and Rasmussen held the number one position on the world ranking list. Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen have never lost a match when representing the Danish National team in the Thomas Cup.

Lars Paaske played well on National ground, winning the Denmark Open MD title with Jonas Rasmussen in 2004 and 2006 and in 2007 they came second.

In 2008 Paaske became European Champion in MD and now Paaske and Rasmussen are chasing the missing medal in their collection, an Olympic medal. Lars Paaske represented Denmark in Sydney in 2000 together with Martin Lundgaard, in 2004 together with Jonas Rasmussen and in 2008 in Beijing also with Jonas Rasmussen.

In March 2010, Paaske and Rasmussen beat fellow countrymen Boe & Morgenson to win the All England Men's Doubles Title.


World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England   Jonas Rasmussen   Candra Wijaya
  Sigit Budiarto
15–7, 13–15, 15–13   Gold
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain   Jonas Rasmussen   Anthony Clark
  Robert Blair
21–23, 21–17, 17–21   Bronze

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Dutch Open   Martin Lungaard Hansen   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
4–15, 15–6, 9–15   Runner-up
1999 Denmark Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Jim Laugesen
  Michael Søgaard
15–13, 15–10   Winner
2001 Japan Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
7–15, 11–15   Runner-up
2001 Dutch Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Jesper Christensen
  Jesper Larsen
4–7, 7–3, 5–7, 7–4, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 Denmark Open   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Jim Laugesen
  Michael Søgaard
7–5, 3–7, 6–8, 7–3, 7–1   Winner
2002 German Open   Jonas Rasmussen   Jim Laugesen
  Michael Søgaard
10–15, 15–9, 15–6   Winner
2003 Singapore Open   Jonas Rasmussen   Jens Eriksen
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
9–15, 10–15   Runner-up
2003 China Open   Jonas Rasmussen   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
15–12, 15–10   Winner
2004 Denmark Open   Jonas Rasmussen   Markis Kido
  Hendra Setiawan
15–6, 15–13   Winner
2005 All England Open   Jonas Rasmussen   Fu Haifeng
  Cai Yun
10–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2005 Thailand Open   Jonas Rasmussen   Jung Jae-sung
  Lee Jae-jin
11–15, 5–15   Runner-up
2005 Denmark Open   Jonas Rasmussen   Chan Chong Ming
  Koo Kien Keat
6–15, 7–15   Runner-up
2006 Singapore Open   Thomas Laybourn   Sigit Budiarto
  Flandy Limpele
8–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2006 Denmark Open   Jonas Rasmussen   Mathias Boe
  Joachim Fischer Nielsen
18–21, 21–10, 21–17   Winner


  1. ^ "2008 European Championships winners". Archived from the original on 2018-09-30. Retrieved 2008-04-21.

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