Steen Skovgaard is a retired male badminton player from Denmark who specialized in the doubles events and won national and international titles in both men's doubles and mixed doubles from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s.

Steen Skovgaard
Personal information
Country Denmark
Mixed doubles
Career title(s)1977 World Champion
(mixed doubles)

He played for the Gentofte BK.

CareerEdit

The tall, hard-hitting Skovgaard won the gold medal at the 1977 IBF World Championships in mixed doubles with Lene Køppen, defeating Derek Talbot and Gillian Gilks by 15-12, 18-17 in the final. They also won the bronze medal at the 1980 IBF World Championships.

At the European Badminton Championships they won two silver medals, in 1976 and 1978. In 1980 Skovgaard won a bronze medal in men's doubles with Flemming Delfs, and in 1982 another bronze medal in mixed doubles with his wife, Anne Skovgaard.

Later lifeEdit

After ending his active career, Sjovgaard became a coach in Gentofte BK. He has also been used as a badminton commentator by TV2 Sporten.

He has since 1981 worked for companies such as IBM Denmark, Errpege IBS, Kraks Forklag and Mercuri Urval. In 2004, he became a co-owner of People Capital Partner. In 2010, he became partner in the recruitment company Hansen Toft A/S.[1]

Major achievementsEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Mixed doubles
(with Lene Køppen)
1977 Malmö, SWE
3 Mixed doubles
(with Lene Køppen)
1980 Jakarta, INA
European Championships
2 Mixed doubles
(with Lene Køppen)
1976 Dublin, IRL
2 Mixed doubles
(with Lene Køppen)
1978 Preston, ENG
3 Men's doubles
(with Flemming Delfs)
1980 Groningen, NOR
3 Mixed doubles
(with Anne Skovgaard)
1982 Böblingen, GER
Open Championships
1 Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1977, 1979
1975, 1976, 1977
Denmark Open
1 Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1978
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Nordic Championships
1 Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1978, 1979
1976
Swedish Open
1 Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1977
1977
USSR International
1 Mixed doubles 1978 Canadian Open
2 Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1976
1978
All England
National Championships
1 Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1977, 1978, 1981, 1983
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Verdensmester i badminton fylder 60". mypresswire.com (in Danish). Retrieved 17 February 2017.

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