Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen

Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen (born 20 September 1965) is the current President of the Badminton World Federation and a retired Danish badminton player who won major international singles titles in the 1990s, and ranks among Denmark's badminton greats.

Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
Personal information
Country Denmark
Born (1965-09-20) 20 September 1965 (age 54)
Helsinge, Denmark
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
HandednessLeft
Men's singles
Career record398 Win, 93 Loss
Highest ranking1

Badminton careerEdit

Høyer Larsen competed in three Summer Olympics. In Barcelona 1992 he was defeated in quarterfinals by Ardy Wiranata. In Atlanta 1996 he won the gold medal in the men's singles after beating Dong Jiong in the final. In 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney he lost in the opening round.

He also won two All-England Open Badminton Championships in 1995 and 1996, and the European Badminton Championships in 1992, 1994 and 1996.

Høyer became President of Badminton Europe in 2010. In February 2007 he was nominated Vice-President of the Danmarks Badminton Forbund.[1] On 18 May 2013 Høyer was elected President of the Badminton World Federation.

Medals achievedEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
Summer Olympics
1 Singles 1996 Atlanta, USA
Thomas Cup
2 Team 1996 Hong Kong
European Championships
1 Singles 1992 Glasgow, SCO
1994 Den Bosch, NED
1996 Herning, DEN
2 Singles 2000 Glasgow, SCO
3 Singles 1990 Moscow, USSR
1998 Sofia, BUL

Career statisticsEdit

BWF tournaments finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

WinsEdit
Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
1996 Summer Olympics   Dong Jiong 15-12, 15-12

Continental tournaments finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

WinsEdit
Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
1992 European Championships   Thomas Stuer Lauridsen
1994 European Championships   Tomas Johansson
1996 European Championships   Peter Rasmussen
Runners-upEdit
Date Tournament Opponent in final Score
2000 European Championships   Peter Gade

International tournaments finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

WinsEdit
Date Tournament Opponent in final Score
1985 Czechoslovakian Open
1987 Dutch Open
1988 Denmark Open
1988 Belgian International
1990 Denmark Open   Morten Frost 4-15, 15-10, 17-14
1990 Nordic Championships
1991 German Open   Hermawan Susanto 15-8, 15-8
1991 Dutch Open
1992 Swedish Open
1993 Denmark Open   Jens Olsson
1993 Dutch Open
1994 German Open   Jens Olsson 15-8, 15-8
1994 Denmark Open   Alan Budi Kusuma
1994 Dutch Open
1995 Denmark Open   Hendrawan 17-18, 17-14, 17-16
1995 All England Open   Hariyanto Arbi 17–16, 15–6
1996 All England Open   Rashid Sidek 15–7, 15–6
1996 Copenhagen Masters
1997 Russian Open
1999 Denmark Open   Wong Choong Hann 17-15, 15-4
Runners-upEdit
Date Tournament Opponent in final Score
1991 Denmark Open   Hermawan Susanto 8-15, 15-2, 15-8
1992 Denmark Open   Darren Hall 15-11, 18-13
1995 German Open   Joko Suprianto
1997 German Open   Peter Gade 12-15, 15-12, 15-12

National championships finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

WinsEdit
Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
1989 Danish National Championships
1995 Danish National Championships
1996 Danish National Championships
1998 Danish National Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hoyer Larsen new DBF Vice-President, BadZine.info, 14 February 2007 Archived 17 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  • Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen at BWF.tournamentsoftware.com
  • Poul-Erik Høyer's Profile - Badminton.dk
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.