Steen Fladberg
Personal information
CountryDenmark
Born (1956-10-11) 11 October 1956 (age 65)
EventDoubles
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983 Copenhagen Men's Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1983 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Jakarta Mixed Doubles
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1985 Jakarta Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1986 Bandung & Jakarta Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1987 Kuala Lumpur Mixed doubles
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 1979 Jakarta Men's team
Bronze medal – third place 1982 London Men's team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1986 Uppsala Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1986 Uppsala Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1988 Kristiansand Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1988 Kristiansand Men's doubles

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.

Career

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 information

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

Major achievements

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 Championships

Men's doubles

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

IBF World Grand Prix

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 Denmark Jesper Helledie Sweden Thomas Kihlström
Sweden Stefan Karlsson
4–15, 18–13, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Jesper Helledie Sweden Thomas Kihlström
Sweden Stefan Karlsson
3–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1985 Hong Kong Open Denmark Jesper Helledie Denmark Mark Christiansen
Denmark Michael Kjeldsen
15–8, 7–15, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Dutch Open Denmark Jesper Helledie Denmark Mark Christiansen
Denmark Michael Kjeldsen
15–8, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Scandinavian Open Denmark Jesper Helledie England Martin Dew
England Dipak Tailor
15–12, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 German Open Denmark Jesper Helledie South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
8–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1986 Scandinavian Open Denmark Jesper Helledie England Martin Dew
England Dipak Tailor
15–9, 15–18, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1986 Carlton-Intersport Cup Denmark Jesper Helledie England Martin Dew
England Dipak Tailor
9–15, 14–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1988 German Open Denmark Jan Paulsen China Chen Hongyong
China Chen Kang
15–8, 6–15, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1989 Poona Open Denmark Jesper Knudsen China Zhang Qiang
China Zhou Jincan
10–15, 6–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

References

  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.