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Jens Peter Nierhoff
Personal information
CountryDenmark
Born (1960-09-02) 2 September 1960 (age 61)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Calgary Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Beijing Men's doubles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Kuala Lumpur Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Bangkok Men's doubles
Thomas Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Nagoya & Tokyo Men's team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Böblingen Men's singles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1984 Preston Men's singles
Silver medal – second place 1984 Preston Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1984 Preston Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Böblingen Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Boys' singles
Gold medal – first place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1979 Mülheim an der Ruhr Mixed team

Jens Peter Nierhoff (born 2 September 1960) is a retired badminton player of Denmark, noted for his powerful smash, who won a number of international titles in singles and men's doubles during the 1980s.

Career

Nierhoff won men's singles at the 1982 European Championships, and men's doubles at the 1988 European Championships with Michael Kjeldsen.. He competed at the 1983 IBF World Championships in men's singles and lost to Han Jian in quarterfinals. Two years later he won the bronze medal at the 1985 IBF World Championships, losing to Han Jian again, this time in semifinals. Niehoff's accomplishments included singles victories at the Dutch (1984, 1988), Swedish (1984) Canadian (1985), and Scottish (1987) Opens; and doubles titles at the Swiss (1981), Dutch (1988), Canadian (1985, 1988), and Scottish (1987) Opens.

Achievements

World Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1985 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada China Han Jian 9–15, 14–17
Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1987 Capital Indoor Stadium, Beijing, China Denmark Michael Kjeldsen China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
4–15, 4–15
Bronze

World Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1983 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Denmark Morten Frost Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Bobby Ertanto
11–15, 15–4, 13–15
Bronze
1988 National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand Denmark Michael Kjeldsen Malaysia Razif Sidek
Malaysia Jalani Sidek
6–15, 7–15
Bronze

European Championships

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1982 Böblingen, West Germany England Ray Stevens 15–9, 15–4
Gold
1984 Preston Guild Hall, Preston, England Denmark Morten Frost 8–15, 2–15
Silver

IBF World Grand Prix

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

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1983 Canada Open Malaysia Misbun Sidek 6–15, 15–11, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1984 Dutch Open Denmark Ib Frederiksen 12–15, 15–9, 18–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Denmark Open Denmark Morten Frost 1–15, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1984 Swedish Open Australia Sze Yu 15–3, 10–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Canada Open Denmark Ib Frederiksen 15–6, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Poona Open Denmark Morten Frost 11–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Scottish Open Denmark Michael Kjeldsen 11–15, 15–9, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Dutch Open Indonesia Icuk Sugiarto 15–11, 9–15, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Scottish Open Denmark Morten Frost 2–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 German Open Indonesia Fung Permadi Walkover 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1984 Denmark Open Denmark Morten Frost China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
7–15, 2–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Canada Open Denmark Henrik Svarrer Scotland Billy Gilliland
Scotland Dan Travers
15–12, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Scandinavian Open Denmark Michael Kjeldsen China Li Yongbo
China Tian Bingyi
2–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Scottish Open Denmark Michael Kjeldsen Wales Chris Rees
Wales Lyndon Williams
15–4, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Poona Open Denmark Michael Kjeldsen Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Ong Beng Teong
15–10, 10–15, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Dutch Open Denmark Michael Kjeldsen Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
15–12, 7–15, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1988 Canada Open Denmark Henrik Svarrer China Yang Kesen
China Zheng Shoutai
15–9, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References