Harald Koch
Personal information
CountryAustria
Born (1969-02-14) 14 February 1969 (age 53)
Traun, Upper Austria, Austria
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
HandednessRight
CoachYan Yujiang
Men's Doubles
Career title(s)5 (Internationally)
Highest ranking22 (with Jürgen Koch)
BWF profile

Harald Koch (born 14 February 1969) is a retired Austrian badminton player from Askö Traun badminton club.[1][2] He is the brother of former Olympian badminton player Jürgen Koch.

About

Harald and his younger brother Jürgen Koch were born in badminton enthusiast family. Their father Herbert Koch served as the manager of Askö Traun, Austrian youth committee and as OÖBV president; and led their team in winning the Bundesliga title many times.[3] Harald Koch won his first national title at the national junior championships in 1987. In 1991 he won the senior competition for the first time. Since then, he has won Austrian national championships for 26 times.[4] Internationally, Harald has won titles in European grand prix, which includes his titles in Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, Romania and France and several other runner-up performances as well in Slovenia, Hungary, Austria and Croatia. At present, he is working as a Sporting goods dealer.

Achievements

IBF International

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1989 Czechoslovakian International Austria Heimo Götschl Austria Heinz Fischer
Austria Klaus Fischer
15–13, 16–18, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Czechoslovakian International Austria Jürgen Koch England Anthony Bush
England Steffan Pandya
9–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Slovenian International Austria Heimo Götschl Ukraine Vladislav Druzchenko
Ukraine Valerij Strelcov
8–15, 15–7, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 Hungarian International Austria Jürgen Koch Germany Kai Mitteldorf
Germany Uwe Ossenbrink
13–15, 16–17 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Hungarian International Austria Jürgen Koch England Julian Robertson
England Nathan Robertson
18–15, 7–15, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1996 Slovak International Austria Jürgen Koch Denmark Jesper Mikla
Denmark Lars Paaske
15–11, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Hungarian International Austria Jürgen Koch Denmark Jan Jørgensen
Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
15–18, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Slovak International Austria Jürgen Koch Poland Michał Łogosz
Poland Kamil Turonek
15–9, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Slovenian International Austria Jürgen Koch Scotland Russell Hogg
Scotland Kenny Middlemiss
14–18, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 La Chaux-de-Fonds International Austria Jürgen Koch Bulgaria Mihail Popov
Bulgaria Svetoslav Stoyanov
–, – 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Romanian International Austria Jürgen Koch France Manuel Dubrulle
France Vincent Laigle
15–10, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Austrian International Austria Jürgen Koch Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
Denmark Janek Roos
15–12, 8–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2000 Romanian International Austria Jürgen Koch Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Michael Jensen
4–15, 3–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 Croatian International Austria Peter Zauner Sweden Daniel Glaser
Sweden Dennis von Dahn
5–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ "Profile:Harald Koch". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Harald Koch – Steckbrief". www.badminton-traun.at (in German). Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  3. ^ Rebhandl, Lukas (22 March 2017). "Verabschiedung Yan Yujiang". www.badminton-ooe.at (in German). Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Sehr interessanter Trainingsabend mit Harald Koch!". www.atus.at (in German). 6 March 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2021.