Martin Lundgaard Hansen
Personal information
CountryDenmark
Born (1972-10-11) 11 October 1972 (age 50)
Kolding, Denmark
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's doubles
Highest ranking1
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Madrid Men's doubles
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Yiyang Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Beijing Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Eindhoven Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Seville Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 2006 Sendai & Tokyo Men's team
Silver medal – second place 2004 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Guangzhou Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Kuala Lumpur Men's team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Den Bosch Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2004 Geneva Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2002 Malmö Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2008 Herning Men's doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Herning Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Den Bosch Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2004 Geneva Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Malmö Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 2000 Glasgow Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Herning Mixed team
European Men's Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Almere Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Thessalonica Men's team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Budapest Boys' doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Budapest Mixed team
BWF profile

Martin Lundgaard Hansen (born 11 October 1972) is a badminton player from Denmark. He started his career in badminton as a singles player, and competed in the 1993 IBF World Championships. But as the years went by, he made a choice to play doubles. Teamed-up with Lars Paaske, they emerged as the men's doubles champion at the 1999, 2001 Denmark Open, and in 2000, he and Paaske participated at the Olympic Games. The career highlights for Hansen was when he partnered with Jens Eriksen. The duo won the 2004 and 2006 All England Open, won gold at the European Championships, and was at the time a half years as No.1 in the world.[1]

Career

2000 Summer Olympics

Hansen made his debut at the Olympic Games in 2000 Sydney, competed in the men's doubles event partnered with Lars Paaske. He and Paaske beat the Bulgarian pair Mikhail Popov/Svetoslav Stojanov in the first round, but was defeated by Ricky Subagja/Rexy Mainaky of Indonesia in the second round.

2004 Summer Olympics

Hansen competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the men's doubles with partner Jens Eriksen. They had a bye in the first round and defeated Howard Bach/Kevin Han of the United States in the second. In the quarterfinals, Hansen and Eriksen beat the second seeded from China Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng 3–15, 15–11, 15–8. They lost the semifinal to Lee Dong-soo/Yoo Yong-sung of Korea 15–9, 5–15, 3–15 and the bronze medal match against Eng Hian/Flandy Limpele of Indonesia 13–15, 7-15 to finish fourth place.

2008 Summer Olympics

Hansen again qualified to compete at the Olympic Games for three consecutive times, and was partnered with Jens Eriksen. The duo were defeated in the early stage by the second seeded Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng with the score 12–21, 11–21.

Achievements

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain Denmark Jens Eriksen China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
21–23, 16–21
Bronze
Bronze

World Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2005 Olympic Park, Yiyang, China Denmark Jens Eriksen China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
14–21, 12–21
Bronze
Bronze

European Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2008 Messecenter,
Herning, Denmark
Denmark Jens Eriksen Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
19–21, 16–21
Silver
Silver
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
Denmark Jens Eriksen Denmark Mathias Boe
Denmark Carsten Mogensen
21–15, 21–17
Gold
Gold
2004 Queue d’Arve Sport Center,
Geneva, Switzerland
Denmark Jens Eriksen England Anthony Clark
England Nathan Robertson
15–3, 15–9
Gold
Gold
2002 Baltiska hallen,
Malmö, Sweden
Denmark Jens Eriksen England Anthony Clark
England Nathan Robertson
7–4, 1–7, 7–3, 2–7, 7–3
Gold
Gold

European Junior Championships

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Budapest, Hungary Denmark Peter Christensen Soviet Union Vladislav Druzchenko
Soviet Union Valeriy Strelcov
15–7, 15–10
Gold
Gold

BWF Superseries

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[2] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[3] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2007 Denmark Open Denmark Jens Eriksen Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–14, 14–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2007 Swiss Open Denmark Jens Eriksen Malaysia Koo Kien Keat
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong
21–17, 16–21, 12–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF World Grand Prix

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 China Masters Denmark Jens Eriksen China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
21–17, 21–17 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 All England Open Denmark Jens Eriksen Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
15–6, 14–17, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 China Open Denmark Jens Eriksen Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
16–17, 15–11, 13–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Hong Kong Open Denmark Jens Eriksen China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
13–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Japan Open Denmark Jens Eriksen Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
15–10, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2005 German Open Denmark Jens Eriksen China Cai Yun
China Fu Haifeng
15–6, 3–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Korea Open Denmark Jens Eriksen Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
7–15, 15–13, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 Singapore Open Denmark Jens Eriksen Indonesia Alvent Yulianto
Indonesia Luluk Hadiyanto
2–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2004 All England Open Denmark Jens Eriksen Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
9–15, 15–13, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2003 Singapore Open Denmark Jens Eriksen Denmark Lars Paaske
Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
15–9, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2002 Dutch Open Denmark Jens Eriksen South Korea Kim Dong-moon
South Korea Ha Tae-kwon
8–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 Swiss Open Denmark Jens Eriksen South Korea Lee Dong-soo
South Korea Yoo Yong-sung
7–5, 5–7, 2–7, 5–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Denmark Open Denmark Lars Paaske Denmark Jim Laugesen
Denmark Michael Søgaard
7–5, 3–7, 6–8, 7–3, 7–1 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Dutch Open Denmark Lars Paaske Denmark Jesper Christensen
Denmark Jesper Larsen
4–7, 7–3, 5–7, 7–4, 5–7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2001 Japan Open Denmark Lars Paaske Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
7–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1999 Denmark Open Denmark Lars Paaske Denmark Jim Laugesen
Denmark Michael Søgaard
15–13, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Dutch Open Denmark Lars Paaske Malaysia Choong Tan Fook
Malaysia Lee Wan Wah
4–15, 15–6, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1999 Dutch Open Denmark Pernille Harder China Chen Qiqiu
China Chen Lin
11–15, 15–9, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

IBF International

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1995 Amor International Denmark Peter Rasmussen 7–15, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Portugal International Denmark Henrik Sørensen 15–7, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Hungarian International England Robert Nock 15–13, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Portugal International Denmark Jan Jørgensen 15–6, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1998 Scottish International Denmark Michael Lamp England Anthony Clark
England Ian Sullivan
15–10, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Norwegian International Denmark Michael Lamp Denmark Jesper Mikla
Denmark Lars Paaske
9–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 BMW Open Denmark Janek Roos Indonesia Dharma Gunawi
Indonesia Yoseph Phoa
15–9, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Portugal International Denmark Henrik Sørensen Denmark Jan Jørgensen
Denmark Peder Nissen
15–7, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Norwegian International Denmark Michael Søgaard Sweden Rikard Ronnblom
Sweden Erik Soderberg
15–6, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Norwegian International Denmark Christian Jakobsen Sweden Jan-Eric Antonsson
Sweden Stellan Österberg
6–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Amor International Denmark Michael Bisgaard Denmark Claus Simonsen
Denmark Morten Sandal
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Portugal International Denmark Rikke Olsen Denmark Thomas Damgaard
Denmark Helene Kirkegaard
15–12, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Amor International Denmark Rikke Broen Netherlands Alex Meijer
Netherlands Nicole van Hooren
9–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  1. ^ "Martin Lundgaard". Badminton Denmark. Archived from the original on 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.