Stefan Karlsson
Personal information
CountrySweden
Born (1955-11-05) 5 November 1955 (age 66)
Career title(s)1980, 1982 European Champion
1983 All-England Champion
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Sweden
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1985 Calgary Mixed doubles
World Games
Silver medal – second place 1981 Santa Clara Men's doubles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1980 Groningen Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1982 Böblingen Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1986 Uppsala Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Preston Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kristiansand Men's doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Uppsala Mixed doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Silver medal – second place 1982 Böblingen Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1988 Kristiansand Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Preston Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Groningen Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Uppsala Mixed team
European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1973 Edinburgh Boys' doubles

Stefan Karlsson (born 5 November 1955) is a retired badminton player from Sweden who competed at the highest world level.[1] He later changed name to Stefan Mellgård.[2]

Career

Though he played Thomas Cup singles for Sweden and won the Swedish national singles title twice, his greatest successes came in doubles. He won men's doubles at the biennial European Championships twice, with Claes Nordin in 1980 and with Thomas Kihlström in 1982.[3] In 1983 he shared the prestigious All-England men's doubles title with Kihlström. He won the silver medal at the 1985 IBF World Championships in mixed doubles with Maria Bengtsson.

Achievements

World Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1981 San Jose Civic Auditorium, California, United States Sweden Thomas Kihlström China Sun Zhi'an
China Yao Ximing
15–12, 4–15, 6–15
Silver
Silver

World Championships

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1985 Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada Sweden Maria Bengtsson South Korea Park Joo-bong
South Korea Yoo Sang-hee
10–15, 15–12, 12–15
Silver
Silver

European Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1982 Böblingen, West Germany Sweden Thomas Kihlström England Mike Tredgett
England Martin Dew
15–9, 15–3
Gold
Gold
1986 Uppsala, Sweden Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Steen Fladberg
Denmark Jesper Helledie
12–15, 17–18
Silver
Silver

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
1980 English Masters Sweden Thomas Kihlström Indonesia Ade Chandra
Indonesia Christian Hadinata
12–15, 12–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1981 Copenhagen Cup Sweden Thomas Kihlström Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
Indonesia Kartono Hariamanto
15–10, 12–15, 17–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1981 Swedish Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström Indonesia Hadibowo
Indonesia Bobby Ertanto
15–6, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1981 English Masters Sweden Thomas Kihlström England Mike Tredgett
England Martin Dew
9–15, 15–2, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1981 India Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
Indonesia Kartono Hariamanto
6–15, 15–8, 17–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1982 Swedish Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström Indonesia Christian Hadinata
Indonesia Lius Pongoh
11–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1982 Scandinavian Cup Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Steen Fladberg
Denmark Steen Skovgaard
15–13, 13–15, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1983 Chinese Taipei Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström Indonesia Hadibowo
Indonesia Bobby Ertanto
9–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1983 Japan Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1983 Swedish Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Steen Fladberg
Denmark Jesper Helledie
15–4, 13–15, 10–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1983 All England Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström England Martin Dew
England Mike Tredgett
15–10, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1983 English Masters Sweden Thomas Kihlström Indonesia Rudy Heryanto
Indonesia Kartono Hariamanto
12–15, 15–8, 15–11 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Chinese Taipei Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Steen Fladberg
Denmark Jesper Helledie
15–3, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Japan Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström England Martin Dew
England Steve Baddeley
15–6, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1984 Swedish Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
8–15, 15–10, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1984 Nordic Championships Sweden Thomas Kihlström Denmark Mark Christiansen
Denmark Michael Kjeldsen
15–11, 14–18, 18–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1985 Swedish Open Sweden Thomas Kihlström China Li Yongbo
China Di Qiqing
12–15, 18–14, 15–18 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Mark Christiansen Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Liem Swie King
4–15, 5–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1987 Dutch Open Denmark Mark Christiansen Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Subagio
15–8, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1987 Carlton-Intersport Cup Denmark Mark Christiansen Denmark Jesper Knudsen
Denmark Henrik Svarrer
15–6, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  1. ^ Sporthistoria.se: Badminton Sverige, accessed 2010-07-08 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ Badminton.nu: Hall of fame, accessed 2010-07-08
  3. ^ European Badminton Championships History Archived 2010-03-12 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2010-07-08