Steen Skovgaard
Personal information
CountryDenmark
EventDoubles
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1977 Malmö Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Jakarta Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Jakarta Mixed Doubles
World Games
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Santa Clara Mixed doubles
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1980 Kyoto Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Tokyo Men's 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 1976 Dublin Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1980 Groningen Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1976 Dublin Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1978 Preston Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1978 Preston Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Groningen Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Böblingen Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Böblingen Mixed team

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. He played for the Gentofte BK.

Career

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 life

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]

Achievements

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1980 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia Denmark Flemming Delfs Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
Indonesia Hariamanto Kartono
7–15, 7–15
Bronze
Bronze

International tournaments

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1977 Japan Open Denmark Flemming Delfs Japan Nobutaka Ikeda
Japan Shoichi Toganoo
15–9, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1977 Denmark Open Denmark Flemming Delfs Sweden Thomas Kihlström
Sweden Bengt Fröman
6–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1978 Denmark Open Denmark Flemming Delfs Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Ade Chandra
15–6, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1978 Canada Open Denmark Flemming Delfs Sweden Thomas Kihlström
Sweden Bengt Fröman
15–9, 10–15, retired 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1978 Swedish Open Denmark Flemming Delfs Sweden Thomas Kihlström
Sweden Bengt Fröman
15–18, 15–9, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1979 Swedish Open Denmark Flemming Delfs Denmark Steen Fladberg
Denmark Morten Frost
15–12, 12–15, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1980 Copenhagen Cup Denmark Flemming Delfs Denmark Steen Fladberg
Denmark Morten Frost
1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1980 Denmark Open Denmark Flemming Delfs Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Ade Chandra
15–10, 10–15, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1980 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Flemming Delfs Indonesia Hadibowo Susanto
Indonesia Bobby Ertanto
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1980 Victor Cup Denmark Flemming Delfs Sweden Thomas Kihlström
Sweden Claes Nordin
5–15, 17–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Mixed doubles
(with Lene Køppen)
1977 Malmö, SWE
3 Mixed doubles
(with Lene Køppen)
1980 Jakarta, INA
Badminton World Cup
3 Men's doubles 1979 Tokyo, JPN
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
1979
1975, 1976, 1977
Denmark Open
1 Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1978
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Nordic Championships
1 Mixed doubles 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

References

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