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Michael Skals Søgaard (born 4 February 1969) is a badminton player from Denmark.[1]

Michael Søgaard
Personal information
Birth nameMichael Skals Søgaard
Country Denmark
Born (1969-02-04) 4 February 1969 (age 50)
Sønderborg, Syddanmark, Denmark
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
HandednessRight
EventMen's & mixed doubles
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Søgaard made his debut at the national team in 1992. Since then he has won many tournaments for Denmark. Played for the Kastrup-Magleby BK, he has won ten National Championships titles, three bronze medals at the World Championships, and won the mixed doubles title at the World Grand Prix Finals.[2]

Summer OlympicsEdit

He played badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's doubles and mixed doubles. In men's doubles, Søgaard and his partner Henrik Svarrer were defeated in the round of 16 by Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaky of Indonesia 15-10, 15-7. He also competed in mixed doubles with partner Rikke Olsen. They were defeated in quarterfinals by Chen Xingdong and Peng Xingyong of China 15-10, 6-15, 18-15.

He also competed in badminton at the 2000 Summer Olympics in men's doubles and mixed doubles. In men's doubles, Søgaard and his partner Jim Laugesen were defeated in the round of 16 by Tony Gunawan and Candra Wijaya of Indonesia 15-9, 15-7. He also competed in mixed doubles with partner Rikke Olsen. They reached the semifinals and they were defeated by Zhang Jun and Gao Ling of China 10-15, 15-6, 17-16. They also lost the bronze medal match against Simon Archer and Joanne Goode of Great Britain 15-4, 12-15, 17-14.

TitlesEdit

Søgaard won the European Badminton Championships four consecutive times in mixed doubles. In 1994 with Catrine Bengtsson of Sweden, and in 1996, 1998 and 2000 with Rikke Olsen.

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Rikke Olsen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
7–15, 9–15   Bronze
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Rikke Olsen   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
5–15, 9–15   Bronze
1997 Scotstoun Centre, Glasgow, Scotland   Rikke Olsen   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
10–15, 9–15   Bronze

World CupEdit

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1996 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Rikke Olsen   Sandiarto
  Minarti Timur
6–15, 15–13, 8–15   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Winter Sports Palace,
Sofia, Bulgaria
  Jon Holst-Christensen   Simon Archer
  Chris Hunt
8–15, 8–15   Bronze
1996 Herning, Denmark   Henrik Svarrer   Thomas Lund
  Jon Holst-Christensen
15–10, 12–15, 17–18   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Baltiska hallen,
Malmö, Sweden
  Rikke Olsen   Nathan Robertson
  Gail Emms
8–6, 2–7, 1–7, 5–7   Bronze
2000 Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena,
Glasgow, Scotland
  Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
15–7, 15–12   Gold
1998 Winter Sports Palace,
Sofia, Bulgaria
  Rikke Olsen   Michael Keck
  Erica van den Heuvel
15–7, 6–15, 15–11   Gold
1996 Herning, Denmark   Rikke Olsen   Simon Archer
  Julie Bradbury
18–16, 15–2   Gold
1994 Den Bosch, Netherlands   Catrine Bengtsson   Christian Jakobsen
  Lotte Olsen
15–6, 15–9   Gold

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1987 Warsaw, Poland   Pontus Jäntti   Silver

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1987 Warsaw, Poland   Jens Maibom   Thomas Olsen
  Frederik Lindqvist
–, –   Gold

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
2002 German Open   Jim Laugesen   Lars Paaske
  Jonas Rasmussen
15–10, 9–15, 6–15   Runner-up
2001 Denmark Open   Jim Laugesen   Lars Paaske
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
5–7, 7–3, 8–6, 3–7, 1–7   Runner-up
2001 German Open   Jim Laugesen   Michael Lamp
  Jonas Rasmussen
7–1, 7–1, 3–7, 7–4   Winner
2001 Swiss Open   Jim Laugesen   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
4–7, 7–2, 1–7, 7–1, 7–3   Winner
2000 Dutch Open   Jim Laugesen   Sigit Budiarto
  Halim Haryanto
11–15, 4–15   Runner-up
2000 German Open   Jim Laugesen   Michael Lamp
  Jonas Rasmussen
16–17, 15–10, 15–7   Winner
1999 Denmark Open   Jim Laugesen   Lars Paaske
  Martin Lundgaard Hansen
13–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1999 Thailand Open   Jim Laugesen   Yu Jinhao
  Chen Qiqiu
11–15, 13–15   Runner-up
1999 Swiss Open   Jim Laugesen   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
15–6, 12–15, 16–17   Runner-up
1998 Brunei Open   Denny Kantono   Tony Gunawan
  Halim Haryanto
2–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1997 Denmark Open   Jon Holst-Christensen   Jens Eriksen
  Jesper Larsen
14–17, 15–8, 18–13   Winner
1997 Russian Open   Jon Holst-Christensen   Thomas Stavngaard
  Jim Laugesen
15–9, 15–13   Winner
1997 All England Open   Jon Holst-Christensen   Ha Tae-kwon
  Kang Kyung-jin
11–15, 16–17   Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2002 Korea Open   Rikke Olsen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
1–7, 3–7, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 German Open   Rikke Olsen   Michael Lamp
  Ann-Lou Jørgensen
7–1, 7–4, 7–1   Winner
2001 China Open   Rikke Olsen   Liu Yong
  Chen Lin
7–4, 7–8, 7–8, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 Singapore Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
2–7, 7–4, 5–7, 5–7   Runner-up
2001 Swiss Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
4–7, 7–2, 5–7, 2–7   Runner-up
2001 All England Open   Rikke Olsen   Zhang Jun
  Gao Ling
15–10, 8–15, 9–15   Runner-up
2000 Denmark Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
15–10, 8–15, 15–10   Winner
2000 Indonesia Open   Rikke Olsen   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
13–15, 15–11, 4–15   Runner-up
2000 Chinese Taipei Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Mette Schjoldager
15–5, 15–9   Winner
1999 Singapore Open   Rikke Olsen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
4–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1999 Thailand Open   Rikke Olsen   Liu Yong
  Ge Fei
12–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1999 Malaysia Open   Rikke Olsen   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–4, 15–7   Winner
1999 Swiss Open   Rikke Olsen   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
5–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1998 Hong Kong Open   Rikke Olsen   Simon Archer
  Joanne Goode
8–15, 15–7, 15–8   Winner
1998 Indonesia Open   Rikke Olsen   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–10, 8–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1998 Denmark Open   Rikke Olsen   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Ann Jørgensen
6–15, 14–15   Runner-up
1998 Singapore Open   Rikke Olsen   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
10–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1998 Brunei Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
13–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1998 Malaysia Open   Rikke Olsen   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
8–15, 18–15, 15–18   Runner-up
1998 Swiss Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
13–18, 15–8, 15–3   Winner
1998 All England Open   Rikke Olsen   Kim Dong-moon
  Ra Kyung-min
2–15, 15–11, 5–15   Runner-up
1997 Thailand Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–5, 15–3   Winner
1997 Denmark Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
6–15, 14–18   Runner-up
1997 German Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
11–15, 15–12, 6–15   Runner-up
1996 Grand Prix Finals   Rikke Olsen   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
15–10, 15–11   Winner
1996 Hong Kong Open   Rikke Olsen   Jens Eriksen
  Marlene Thomsen
15–8, 15–11   Winner
1996 China Open   Rikke Olsen   Chen Xingdong
  Peng Xinyong
10–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1996 Denmark Open   Rikke Olsen   Thomas Stavngaard
  Ann Jørgensen
15–5, 15–1   Winner
1996 Russian Open   Rikke Olsen   Chen Xingdong
  Peng Xinyong
15–11, 12–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1996 Malaysia Open   Rikke Olsen   Tri Kusharjanto
  Minarti Timur
7–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1996 Chinese Taipei Open   Rikke Olsen   Liu Jianjun
  Sun Man
15–3, 7–15, 15–12   Winner
1994 China Open   Gillian Gowers   Thomas Lund
  Marlene Thomsen
3–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1994 Korea Open   Gillian Gowers   Peter Axelsson
  Marlene Thomsen
15–12, 15–9   Winner
1994 Japan Open   Gillian Gowers   Jon Holst-Christensen
  Catrine Bengtsson
7–15, 9–15   Runner-up
1994 Chinese Taipei Open   Gillian Gowers   Peter Axelsson
  Marlene Thomsen
18–14, 15–10   Winner
1993 German Open   Gillian Gowers   Thomas Lund
  Erica van den Heuvel
4–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1993 U.S. Open   Gillian Gowers   Thomas Lund
  Catrine Bengtsson
7–15, 7–15   Runner-up
1993 Malaysia Open   Gillian Gowers   Paulus Firman
  S. Herawati
18–13, 15–13   Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1988 Polish International   Peter Axelsson –, –   Runner-up
1987 Norwegian International   –, –   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2003 Portugal International   Jim Laugesen   Mathias Boe
  Michael Lamp
15–7, 15–3   Winner
2001 BMW International   Michael Lamp   Manuel Dubrulle
  Mihail Popov
7–3, 5–7, 7–4   Winner
2000 BMW International   Joachim Fischer Nielsen   Henrik Andersson
  Fredrik Bergström
15–10, 15–8   Winner
1992 Norwegian International   Martin Lundgaard Hansen   Rikard Ronnblom
  Erik Soderberg
15–6, 15–7   Winner
1990 Malta International   Martin Skovgaard   Hannes Fuchs
  Jürgen Koch
11–15, 15–4, 15–2   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1990 Stockholm International   Charlotte Madsen   Jan-Eric Antonsson
  Charlotta Wihlborg
15–12, 10–15, 8–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michael Søgaard". Kastrup Magleby Badmintonklub. Archived from the original on 20 August 2007. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ Idskov, Thomas (29 July 2003). "En rebel takker af" (in Danish). B.T. Retrieved 16 June 2019.

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