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Martin Lundgaard Hansen

Martin Lundgaard Hansen (born 11 October 1972) is a badminton player from Denmark. He started his career in badminton as a singles player, and was competed in the 1993 IBF World Championships. But as the years went by, he made a choice to play doubles. Teamed-up with Lars Paaske, they emerged as the men's doubles champion at the 1999, 2001 Denmark Open, and in 2000, he and Paaske participated at the Olympic Games. The career highlights for Hansen was when he partnered with Jens Eriksen. The duo won the 2004 and 2006 All England Open, won gold at the European Championships, and was at the time a half years as No.1 in the world.[1]

Martin Lundgaard Hansen
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1972-10-11) 11 October 1972 (age 47)
Kolding, Denmark
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

CareerEdit

2000 Summer OlympicsEdit

Hansen made his debut at the Olympic Games in 2000 Sydney, competed in the men's doubles event partnered with Lars Paaske. He and Paaske beat the Bulgarian pair Mikhail Popov/Svetoslav Stojanov in the first round, but was defeated by Ricky Subagja/Rexy Mainaky of Indonesia in the second round.

2004 Summer OlympicsEdit

Hansen competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the men's doubles with partner Jens Eriksen. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Howard Bach/Kevin Han of the United States in the second. In the quarterfinals, Hansen and Eriksen beat the second seeded from China Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng 3–15, 15–11, 15–8. They lost the semifinal to Lee Dong-soo/Yoo Yong-sung of Korea 15–9, 5–15, 3–15 and the bronze medal match against Eng Hian/Flandy Limpele of Indonesia 13–15, 7-15 to finish fourth place.

2008 Summer OlympicsEdit

Hansen again qualified to compete at the Olympic Games for three consecutive times, and was partnered with Jens Eriksen. The duo were defeated in the early stage by the second seeded Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng with the score 12–21, 11–21.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

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

World CupEdit

Men's doubles

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

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Messecenter,
Herning, Denmark
  Jens Eriksen   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
19–21, 16–21   Silver
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
  Jens Eriksen   Mathias Boe
  Carsten Mogensen
21–15, 21–17   Gold
2004 Palais de Sports,
Geneva, Switzerland
  Jens Eriksen   Anthony Clark
  Nathan Robertson
15–3, 15–9   Gold
2002 Baltiska hallen,
Malmö, Sweden
  Jens Eriksen   Anthony Clark
  Nathan Robertson
7–4, 1–7, 7–3, 2–7, 7–3   Gold

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Budapest, Hungary   Peter Christensen   Vladislav Druzchenko
  Valeriy Strelcov
  Gold

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   Jens Eriksen   Koo Kien Keat
  Tan Boon Heong
21–14, 14–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2007 Swiss Open   Jens Eriksen   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   Jens Eriksen   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
21–17, 21–17   Winner
2006 All England Open   Jens Eriksen   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
15–6, 14–17, 15–2   Winner
2005 China Open   Jens Eriksen   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
16–17, 15–11, 13–15   Runner-up
2005 Hong Kong Open   Jens Eriksen   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
13–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2005 Japan Open   Jens Eriksen   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
15–10, 15–3   Winner
2005 German Open   Jens Eriksen   Cai Yun
  Fu Haifeng
15–6, 3–15, 10–15   Runner-up
2005 Korea Open   Jens Eriksen   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
7–15, 15–13, 15–13   Winner
2004 Singapore Open   Jens Eriksen   Alvent Yulianto
  Luluk Hadiyanto
2–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2004 All England Open   Jens Eriksen   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
9–15, 15–13, 15–3   Winner
2003 Singapore Open   Jens Eriksen   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
15–9, 15–10   Winner
2002 Dutch Open   Jens Eriksen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ha Tae-kwon
8–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2002 Swiss Open   Jens Eriksen   Lee Dong-soo
  Yoo Yong-sung
7–5, 5–7, 2–7, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 Denmark Open   Lars Paaske   Jim Laugesen
  Michael Søgaard
7–5, 3–7, 6–8, 7–3, 7–1   Winner
2001 Dutch Open   Lars Paaske   Jesper Christensen
  Jesper Larsen
4–7, 7–3, 5–7, 7–4, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 Japan Open   Lars Paaske   Sigit Budiarto
  Candra Wijaya
7–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1999 Denmark Open   Lars Paaske   Jim Laugesen
  Michael Søgaard
15–13, 15–10   Winner
1999 Dutch Open   Lars Paaske   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
4–15, 15–6, 9–15   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Dutch Open   Pernille Harder   Chen Qiqiu
  Chen Lin
11–15, 15–9, 10–15   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1995 Amor International   Peter Rasmussen 7–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1995 Portugal International   Henrik Sørensen 15–7, 15–9   Winner
1994 Hungarian International   Robert Nock 15–13, 15–11   Winner
1994 Portugal International   Jan Jørgensen 15–6, 15–8   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Scottish International   Michael Lamp   Anthony Clark
  Ian Sullivan
15–10, 15–5   Winner
1998 Norwegian International   Michael Lamp   Jesper Mikla
  Lars Paaske
9–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1997 BMW Open   Janek Roos   Dharma Gunawi
  Yoseph Phoa
15–9, 15–10   Winner
1995 Portugal International   Henrik Sørensen   Jan Jørgensen
  Peder Nissen
15–7, 15–4   Winner
1992 Norwegian International   Michael Søgaard   Rikard Ronnblom
  Erik Soderberg
15–6, 15–7   Winner
1991 Norwegian International   Christian Jakobsen   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Stellan Österberg
6–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1990 Amor International   Michael Bisgaard   Claus Simonsen
  Morten Sandal
  Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Portugal International   Rikke Olsen   Thomas Damgaard
  Helene Kirkegaard
15–12, 15–7   Winner
1991 Amor International   Rikke Broen   Alex Meijer
  Nicole van Hooren
9–15, 11–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Martin Lundgaard". Badminton Denmark. Retrieved 29 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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