Peter Gade

Peter Høeg Gade (born December 14, 1976 in Aalborg, Denmark)[1][3] is a former Danish professional badminton player. He currently resides in Holte in Copenhagen. He has two children with the former handball player Camilla Høeg.

Peter Gade
Badminton Peter Gade.jpg
Personal information
Birth namePeter Gade Christensen
Country Denmark
Born (1976-12-14) December 14, 1976 (age 44)
Aalborg, Denmark[1]
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Men's singles
Career record517 Win, 155 Loss
Highest ranking1 (October 28, 1997[2])
Current rankingRetired (2012)
BWF profile

Gade made his mark in badminton history through his All England Open Badminton Championships singles title in 1999 and his five European Championships crowns in the men's singles event. He topped the world rankings from 1998 to 2001. With his 22 Grand-Prix titles, he has become one of the sport's most successful players. On June 22, 2006, he briefly recaptured the number one spot in the world rankings. This was achieved after winning the Singapore Open and reaching the quarter-final at the Malaysia Open.

With his defeat in the quarter-finals of the 2012 French Open Gade retired from international competition.

Player attributesEdit

His playing style is known for fast attacks, smooth footwork and constant pressure. His deception is particularly creative for a world badminton player, and he uses a widely recognised and highly successful "trademark shot" (the so-called "double action" of the racket sends the shuttle to the back of the court, while aiming to bring the player towards the net). With a plethora of deceptive shots, he has been known to win points from more outrageous attempts, such as the reverse forehand and backhand (using the opposite side of the racket head to the one anticipated, to make contact with the shuttlecock at a radically different angle).

Career highlightsEdit

International Tournament winsEdit

Men's singles unless otherwise noted

BWF Super SeriesEdit

1 Winner
2 Runner-up
SF Semi-finalist
QF Quarter-finalist
R2 Last 16
R1 Last 32
Q Qualification
DNP Did not play


  Peter Gade DNP QF QF (2) Lost to Lee Chong Wei 12–21 21–15 15–21 SF SF SF SF SF QF QF SF

2011 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings


Player MAS (Jan) KOR (Jan) ENG (Mar) SUI (Mar) SIN (May) INA (Jun) CHN (Sept) JPN (Sept) DEN (Oct) FRA (Nov) CHN (Dec) HKG (Dec) Points
  Peter Gade (SF) Lost to Boonsak Ponsana 21–11 12–21 16–21 (2) Lost to Lee Chong Wei 12–21 11–21 (SF) Went down 17–21 14–21 against Lee Chong Wei (SF) Went down 20–22 17–21 against Chen Long (SF) Lost to Boonsak Ponsana 22–20 17–21 16–21 DNP DNP (SF) Went down 11–21 19–21 against Lin dan Walkover in the first round (SF) Lost to Joachim Persson 14–21 21–16 17–21 DNP DNP (WITHDRAW)

2010 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings


  Peter Gade SF 1 QF QF SF 2 2 15,620

2009 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings


  Peter Gade DNP SF DNP DNP SF R2 DNP R1 1 1 R2 R2 45,240

2008 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings


  Peter Gade 1 DNP R1 SF SF QF R2 QF R2 QF QF QF 54,440

2007 BWF Super Series – Men's Singles Standings


Gade represented Denmark in badminton singles in four summer Olympics (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012).


He reached the semifinals in the 2000 Summer Olympics, where he lost to eventual gold medalist Ji Xinpeng of China. In the bronze medal match, he lost to another Chinese player, Xia Xuanze.


At the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, he defeated Chien Yu-Hsiu of Chinese Taipei and Nikhil Kanetkar of India in the first two rounds. However, in the quarter finals, Gade was defeated by the eventual champion, Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia 15–12, 15–12.


Gade stated that one of his final career goals would be a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In an interview, he indicated that it might be one of his final big tournaments although not ruling out the possibility of continuing his career after the games.[6] He was planning to retire after the Beijing Olympics and begin coaching badminton. Gade won his first match in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in round two after defeating Nabil Lasmari 21–6, 21–4. In the third round Gade faced Shoji Sato. Gade was nearly beaten after losing the first set 21–19 and Shoji Sato having 2 match points in the second with the score at 18–20. However, Gade won the set 22–20 and went on to win the third set 21–15. Gade lost in straight sets to the Chinese champion Lin Dan in the quarter-final.


In the 2012 Summer Olympics he was defeated by Chen Long of China in the Quarter-Finals.



Gade beat two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan in a farewell exhibition match at the Copenhagen Masters on 27 December 2012 in front of a sold-out crowd at Falconer Salen.[7]


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England   Lin Dan 24–22, 7–21, 15–21   Bronze
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France   Chen Jin 21–19, 8–21, 11–21   Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States   Lin Dan 9–15, 15–13, 11–15   Bronze
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain   Hendrawan 6–15, 16–17   Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Fung Permadi 11–15, 15–1, 14–15   Bronze

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England   Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21–14, 21–11   Gold
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands   Kenneth Jonassen 21–19, 21–18   Gold
2004 Queue d’Arve Sport Center, Geneva, Switzerland   Kenneth Jonassen 15–9, 15–10   Gold
2000 Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–5, 15–11   Gold
1998 Winter Sports Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria   Kenneth Jonassen 15–8, 15–4   Gold

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  Peder Nissen   Eng Hian
15–10, 15–11   Gold

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Nitra, Slovakia   Mark Constable 15–9, 12–15, 15–8   Gold

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Nitra, Slovakia   Peder Nissen   Jonas Rasmussen
  Søren Hansen
15–6, 15–6   Gold

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, introduced in 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year's end.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Indonesia Open   Lee Chong Wei 11–21, 7–21   Runner-up
2011 India Open   Lee Chong Wei 12–21, 21–12, 15–21   Runner-up
2010 Superseries Finals   Lee Chong Wei 9–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2010 Korea Open   Lee Chong Wei 12–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2009 Hong Kong Open   Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 21–13, 16–21   Runner-up
2009 Korea Open   Lee Chong Wei 21–18, 10–21, 21–17   Winner
2008 Superseries Finals   Lee Chong Wei 8–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2008 French Open   Taufik Hidayat 16–21, 21–17, 21–7   Winner
2008 Denmark Open   Joachim Persson 21–18, 17–21, 21–14   Winner
2007 Malaysia Open   Bao Chunlai 21–15, 17–21, 21–14   Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

IBF Grand PrixEdit

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2006 Singapore Open   Kenneth Jonassen 21–10, 21–14   Winner
2006 China Masters   Chen Jin 19–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2005 Swiss Open   Muhammad Hafiz Hashim 14–17, 10–15   Runner-up
2005 Korea Open   Kenneth Jonassen 7–15, 15–4, 15–5   Winner
2004 All England Open   Lin Dan 15–9, 5–15, 8–15   Runner-up
2002 U.S. Open   Peter Rasmussen 17–14, 15–17, 15–1   Winner
2001 Korea Open   Xiao Hui 15–7, 15–6   Winner
2000 Denmark Open   George Rimarcdi 15–11, 15–12   Winner
2000 Chinese Taipei Open   Wong Choong Hann 15–9, 15–5   Winner
2000 Korea Open   Rashid Sidek 15–3, 15–11   Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals   Marleve Mainaky 15–11, 15–3   Winner
1999 Japan Open   Sun Jun 15–3, 15–10   Winner
1999 All England Open   Taufik Hidayat 15–11, 7–15, 15–10   Winner
1998 Grand Prix Finals   Sun Jun 11–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1998 Denmark Open   Dong Jiong 15–8, 17–14   Winner
1998 Singapore Open   Hendrawan 10–15, 8–15   Runner-up
1998 Malaysia Open   Jeffer Rosobin 15–5, 15–12   Winner
1998 Swiss Open   Sun Jun 15–12, 8–15, 15–11   Winner
1998 Japan Open   Luo Yigang 15–3, 15–11   Winner
1997 Hong Kong Open   Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 7–15, 15–6, 15–4   Winner
1997 Denmark Open   Dong Jiong 17–15, 11–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1997 German Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 12–15, 15–12, 15–12   Winner
1997 U.S. Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 6–15, 15–7, 2–15   Runner-up
1997 Malaysia Open   Hermawan Susanto 11–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1997 Chinese Taipei Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–10, 18–15   Winner

IBF InternationalEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1996 Scottish Open   Ji Xinpeng 15–8, 15–10   Winner



  • Yonex Voltric 80 PG (2012 Copenhagen Masters)
  • Yonex Voltric Z-FORCE (2012 limited use)
  • Yonex Voltric 80 (2011–2012)
  • Yonex Arcsaber 10 PG (2010–2011)
  • Yonex Arcsaber 10 (2008–2010)
  • Yonex Armortec 700 new colour (2006–2008)
  • Yonex Armortec 700 (2005–2006)
  • Yonex Muscle Power 88 red (2004–2005)
  • Yonex Muscle Power 77* (2001 limited use)
  • Yonex Titanium 10 (1999 limited use)
  • Yonex Isometric Slim 10 (1997–2004)
  • Yonex Isometric 300 ( – 1997)


  • Special Award of the DBF 2006.
  • IBF World Badminton Player of the year 1998.[8]


  1. ^ a b Official profile Archived 2010-12-01 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2011-10-24.
  2. ^ "Historical 1994-2008 top-25 world ranking data".
  3. ^ BWF World Ranking. Retrieved on 2013-01-12.
  4. ^ Title number 9 Archived 2009-01-01 at the Wayback Machine,, 29 December 2008
  5. ^ "Peter Gade". Athens Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Retrieved 2004-09-07.
  6. ^ Måske er trænertalentet større
  7. ^ [1] retrieved 28 December 2012
  8. ^ Hearn, Don (11 December 2018). "Big winners awarded on BWF's 'Night of Nights'". Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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