Michael Keck

Michael Keck (born 8 February 1969) is a German badminton player.[1] Keck clinched nine titles at the National Championships, won the first time in 1990.[2] He was the bronze medallists at the 1996 European Championships, winning the mixed doubles event at the World Grand Prix tournament in 1997 Swedish Open.[1][3] Keck has collected 65 caps for Germany and competed at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.[1][4] His brother Markus Keck also a former German professional badminton player.[1]

Michael Keck
Personal information
Country Germany
Born (1969-02-08) 8 February 1969 (age 52)
Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
HandednessRight
EventMen's & mixed doubles
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Germany
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Herning Mixed doubles
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

European ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Herning Badminton Klub,
Herning, Denmark
  Karen Neumann   Michael Søgaard
  Rikke Olsen
9–15, 10–15[5]   Bronze

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

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

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1997 Swedish Open   Erica van den Heuvel   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Karen Neumann
15–17, 15–12, 15–12   Winner
1995 German Open   Karen Neumann   Ron Michels
  Erica van den Heuvel
6–15, 15–13, 11–15   Runner-up
1995 French Open   Karen Neumann   Thomas Stavngaard
  Anne Søndergaard
9–15, 14–17   Runner-up

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Portugal International   Joachim Tesche   Thomas Hovgaard
  Jesper Mikla
4–15, 15–12, 15–9   Winner
1998 German Masters   Christian Mohr   Stefan Frey
  Kai Mitteldorf
15–9, 15–4   Winner
1996 French Open   Dharma Gunawi   Jesper Larsen
  Peder Nissen
15–10, 15–8   Winner
1995 Hamburg Cup   Michael Helber   Kai Mitteldorf
  Uwe Ossenbrink
15–9, 15–8   Winner
1995 La Chaux-de-Fonds International   Michael Helber   Andrey Antropov
  Nikolaj Zuev
11–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1994 New Zealand International   Michael Helber   Kai Mitteldorf
  Oliver Pongratz
12–15, 15–5, 15–4   Winner
1994 La Chaux-de-Fonds International   Stephan Kuhl   Markus Keck
  Michael Helber
15–12, 15–9   Winner
1992 Austrian International   Robert Neumann   Andy Goode
  Chris Hunt
5–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1992 La Chaux-de-Fonds International   Robert Neumann   Detlef Poste
  Volker Renzelmann
12–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1991 Austrian International   Robert Neumann   Erik Lia
  Hans Sperre jr.
15–3, 15–8   Winner
1990 Austrian International   Kai Mitteldorf   Dave Wright
  Nick Ponting
  Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2000 BMW Open   Erica van den Heuvel   Kristof Hopp
  Kathrin Piotrowski
15–7, 9–15, 15–8   Winner
1999 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Nicol Pitro   Vladislav Druzchenko
  Victoria Evtushenko
15–6, 15–9   Winner
1999 Australian International   Erica van den Heuvel   Chris Hunt
  Gail Emms
15–9, 15–10   Winner
1999 La Chaux-de-Fonds International   Erica van den Heuvel   Ruud Kuijten
  Manon Albinus
15–5, 15–6   Winner
1998 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Nicol Pitro   Vladislav Druzchenko
  Victoria Evtushenko
15–12, 15–10   Winner
1998 German Masters   Erica van den Heuvel   Stephan Kuhl
  Nicol Pitro
15–11, 15–14   Winner
1997 BMW Open   Erica van den Heuvel   Janek Roos
  Ann-Lou Jørgensen
7–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1997 Austrian International   Karen Neumann   Quinten van Dalm
  Nicole van Hooren
15–8, 15–4   Winner
1995 Victor Cup   Katrin Schmidt   Peter Blackburn
  Rhonda Cator
15–7, 15–6   Winner
1995 La Chaux-de-Fonds International   Karen Neumann   Kai Mitteldorf
  Nicol Pitro
15–8, 15–12   Winner
1994 Scottish Open   Karen Neumann   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Astrid Crabo
12–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1994 New Zealand International   Christine Skropke   Peter Blackburn
  Rhonda Cator
8–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1994 La Chaux-de-Fonds International   Karen Neumann   Jesper Larsen
  Ann Sandersson
15–4, 15–5   Winner
1992 Welsh International   Karen Neumann   Nick Ponting
  Joanne Goode
7–15, 16–18   Runner-up
1992 La Chaux-de-Fonds International   Anne-Katrin Seid   Jerzy Dołhan
  Bożena Haracz
15–10, 15–9   Winner
1991 Irish International   Anne-Katrin Seid   Nick Ponting
  Joanne Goode
10–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1991 French Open   Anne-Katrin Seid   Andy Goode
  Cheryl Johnson
15–12, 15–7   Winner
1991 Swiss Open   Anne-Katrin Seid   Ron Michels
  Katrin Schmidt
  Winner
1990 Irish International   Irina Serova   Kai Abraham
  Diana Koleva
15–10, 15–7   Winner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Michael Keck". Deutscher Badminton-Verband e.V. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Germany Deutscher Badminton-Verband e.V." Badminton Europe. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Sport Im Jahr 1996 - April" (in German). Rhein-Zeitung. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Die deutschen Teilnehmer an den olympischen Badmintonturnieren" (in German). Deutscher Badminton-Verband e.V. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Denmark and England to Clash for European Mixed Doubles Crown". www.worldbadminton.com. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

External linksEdit