|Born||30 September 1977|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Highest ranking||1 (6 January 2011)|
Thomas Laybourn (born 30 September 1977) is a retired badminton player from Denmark. He is a World Champion, two times European Champion and was ranked as world number 1 in the mixed doubles in January 2011.
Laybourn won the 2006 European Badminton Championships in the mixed doubles with partner Kamilla Rytter Juhl. He also competed at the 2006 IBF World Championships in mixed doubles (with Juhl), and were defeated in the quarterfinals by Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms 14–21, 17–21.
Laybourn made his first appearance at the Olympic Games in 2008 Beijing in the mixed doubles event with Juhl. They defeated Singaporean pair Hendri Kurniawan Saputra and Li Yujia in the first round, but lost to Flandy Limpele and Vita Marissa of Indonesia in the quarter finals with a close rubber games.
His biggest success was the title in the 2009 World Championships in the mixed doubles with partner Kamilla Rytter Juhl. It was the first Danish World Championships win since 2003 when Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen won the men's doubles competition.
In 2012, Laybourn played at the London Olympics, reaching in to the quarter finals stage with Partner Juhl. The duo beat Valiyaveetil Diju and Jwala Gutta of India, Lee Yong-dae and Ha Jung-eun of South Korea, and defeated by Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia to stand as runners-up in Group C. They then lost to eventual gold medalists Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei of China in the quarter finals in straight games. After the London Olympic, Laybourn retired from the international competitions.
Laybourn created a site named Badminton Famly to share knowledge, opinions, and tips about badminton. Badminton Famly also active on several platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.
|2009||Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, India||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Nova Widianto
|2006||Maaspoort Sports and Events,
Den Bosch, Netherlands
|Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Jens Eriksen
|2010||Manchester Evening News Arena,
|Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Robert Mateusiak
|21–19, 18–21, 21–12|
|Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Mads Pieler Kolding
|21–16, 19–21, 18–21|
The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels are Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consists of twelve tournaments around the world that have been introduced since 2011. Successful players are invited to the Superseries Finals, which are held at the end of each year.
|2007||Korea Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Zheng Bo
|2008||Indonesia Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Zheng Bo
|2008||Denmark Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Joachim Fischer Nielsen
|2008||World Superseries Masters Finals||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Nova Widianto
|21–19, 18–21, 22–20||Winner|
|2010||Malaysia Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Tao Jiaming
|21–19, 18–21, 15–21||Runner-up|
|2010||Singapore Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Nova Widianto
|2010||Denmark Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Nathan Robertson
|21–12, 12–21, 21–9||Winner|
|2012||All England Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Tontowi Ahmad
The BWF Grand Prix had two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It was a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) which was held from 2007 to 2017. The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) from 1983 to 2006.
|2004||Dutch Open||Peter Steffensen|| Howard Bach
|2006||Singapore Open||Lars Paaske|| Sigit Budiarto
|2004||Dutch Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Peter Steffensen
Lena Frier Kristiansen
|2005||All England Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Nathan Robertson
|2005||Thailand Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Lee Jae-jin
|2005||Denmark Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Lars Paaske
|2006||Macau Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Zhang Jun
|2006||Denmark Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Anthony Clark
|21–14, 14–21, 20–22||Runner-up|
|2007||Chinese Taipei Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Flandy Limpele
|2011||Bitburger Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Chan Peng Soon
Goh Liu Ying
|18–21, 21–14, 25–27||Runner-up|
|2012||German Open||Kamilla Rytter Juhl|| Lee Yong-dae
|2003||Finnish International||Jesper Thomsen|| Mikhail Kelj
|2001||Iceland International||Karina Sørensen|| Aqueel Bhatti
|7–2, 7–4, 7–1||Winner|
|2003||Finnish International||Julie Houmann|| Kasper Ødum
Mixed doubles results with Kamilla Rytter Juhl against Superseries Final finalists, Worlds Semi-finalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists.