Steen Fladberg

Steen Fladberg is a retired male badminton player from Denmark, noted for his speed of foot, who excelled during the 1980s. Though a strong international level singles player, his biggest achievements came in doubles.

Steen Fladberg
Personal information
Country Denmark
EventDoubles

CareerEdit

Fladberg won the gold medal at the 1983 IBF World Championships in men's doubles with Jesper Helledie, defeating Mike Tredgett and Martin Dew 15-10, 15-10 in the final. He was a silver medalist at the same tournament in mixed doubles with Pia Nielsen.[1]

He also won at the 1986 European Badminton Championships in men's doubles with Helledie, and the 1988 European Badminton Championships in mixed doubles with England's Gillian Clark. Fladberg and Clark are currently a commentary team for televised badminton.

Personal informationEdit

He married to the former Danish badminton player Kirsten Larsen. Their son Rasmus Fladberg is also a professional badminton player.[2]

Major achievementsEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
2 Mixed doubles (with Pia Nielsen) 1983 Copenhaguen, DEN
3 Mixed doubles (with Pia Nielsen) 1980 Jakarta, INA
European Championships
1 Men's doubles (with Jesper Helledie) 1986 Uppsala, SWE
2 Mixed doubles (with Gillian Clark) 1988 Kristiansand, NOR
Open Championships
1 Men's doubles 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987 Nordic Championships
1 Mixed doubles 1984, 1987 Malaysia Open
1 Mixed doubles 1986 Indonesia Open

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Brøndbyhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark   Jesper Helledie   Martin Dew
  Mike Tredgett
15–10, 15–10   Gold

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Swedish Open   Jesper Helledie   Thomas Kihlström
  Stefan Karlsson
4–15, 18–13, 15–10   Winner
1984 Chinese Taipei Open   Jesper Helledie   Thomas Kihlström
  Stefan Karlsson
3–15, 6–15   Runner-up
1985 Hong Kong Open   Jesper Helledie   Mark Christiansen
  Michael Kjeldsen
15–8, 7–15, 15–12   Winner
1985 Dutch Open   Jesper Helledie   Mark Christiansen
  Michael Kjeldsen
15–8, 15–9   Winner
1985 Scandinavian Open   Jesper Helledie   Martin Dew
  Dipak Tailor
15–12, 15–9   Winner
1986 German Open   Jesper Helledie   Kim Moon-soo
  Park Joo-bong
8–15, 12–15   Runner-up
1986 Scandinavian Open   Jesper Helledie   Martin Dew
  Dipak Tailor
15–9, 15–18, 15–7   Winner
1986 Carlton-Intersport Cup   Jesper Helledie   Martin Dew
  Dipak Tailor
9–15, 14–18   Runner-up
1988 German Open   Jan Paulsen   Chen Hongyong
  Chen Kang
15–8, 6–15, 18–13   Winner
1989 Poona Open   Jesper Knudsen   Zhang Qiang
  Zhou Jincan
10–15, 6–15   Runner-up

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 110.
  2. ^ "En familie med fjer på". sn.dk (in Danish). Sjællandske Medier. Retrieved 30 January 2017.

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