Thomas Lund
Personal information
Birth nameThomas Haubro Lund
CountryDenmark
Born (1968-08-02) 2 August 1968 (age 53)
Aarhus, Midtjylland, Denmark
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking1 (XD with Pernille Dupont, also with Marlene Thomsen & also with Catrine Bengtsson)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Denmark
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Birmingham Mixed doubles
Gold medal – first place 1995 Lausanne Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Copenhagen Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1995 Lausanne Men's doubles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Copenhagen Mixed doubles
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Ho Chi Minh Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 1991 Macau Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Ho Chi Minh Men's doubles
Sudirman Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Copenhagen Mixed team
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Birmingham Mixed team
Thomas Cup
Silver medal – second place 1996 Hong Kong Men's team
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992 Glasgow Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1996 Herning Men's Doubles
Gold medal – first place 1992 Glasgow Mixed Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1990 Moscow Men's doubles
European Mixed Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Moscow Mixed team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Herning Mixed team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Glasgow Mixed team
BWF profile

Thomas Haubro Lund (born 2 August 1968) is a retired badminton player from Denmark who affiliate with Kastrup Magleby club.[1]

Career

Lund was one of the world's leading doubles specialists of the 1990s, particularly in mixed doubles. He was a silver medalist in both men's and mixed doubles at the 1991 IBF World Championships. In 1993 and 1995 he won consecutive gold medals in mixed doubles at the IBF World Championships, the first with Sweden's Catrine Bengtsson and the second with his compatriot Marlene Thomsen. From 1990 through 1994 Lund won five consecutive mixed doubles titles with three different partners at the now defunct World Badminton Grand Prix. At the prestigious All England Open he captured titles in both men's doubles (1993) and mixed doubles (1993, 1995). Lund was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 2008.

Summer Olympics

Lund competed in badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with Jon Holst-Christensen. In the first round they defeated Dean Galt and Kerrin Harrison of New Zealand and in second round they were beaten by Razif Sidek and Jalani Sidek of Malaysia.[2]

He also competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with the same partner. They had a bye in the first round and lost against Ha Tae-kwon and Kang Kyung-jin of Korea in the second round.[2]

Major achievements

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Mixed doubles 1993 Birmingham, ENG
1 Mixed doubles 1995 Lausanne, SWI
2 Mixed doubles 1991 Copenhaguen, DEN
European Championships
1
1
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1992 Glasgow, SCO
1 Men's doubles 1996 Herning, DEN
2 Men's doubles 1990 Moscow, USSR
Open Championships
1 Mixed doubles 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 World Grand Prix finals
1 Mixed doubles 1991 Indonesia Open
1 Mixed doubles 1991, 1994, 2000 Singapore Open
1 Mixed doubles 1992, 1993, 1995 Korea Open
1 Mixed doubles 1992, 1995 All England Open
1 Mixed doubles 1995 Swiss Open
2 Mixed doubles 1991, 1993 All England Open

World Championships

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen South Korea Kim Moon-soo
South Korea Park Joo-bong
10–15, 15–12, 16–17
Silver
Silver
1995 Malley Sports Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
5–15, 2–15
Silver
Silver

World Cup

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Phan Dinh Phung Indoor Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Denmark Michael Søgaard Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
2–15, 10–15
Bronze
Bronze

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
1989 German Open Denmark Max Gandrup Denmark Jan Paulsen
Denmark Henrik Svarrer
12–15, 15–8, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1989 Scottish Open Denmark Max Gandrup Denmark Mark Christiansen
Denmark Michael Kjeldsen
15–7, 6–15, 10–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1990 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Max Gandrup Denmark Mark Christiansen
Denmark Michael Kjeldsen
9–15, 17–16, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1990 Dutch Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Bagus Setiadi
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
15–10, 15–4 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1991 Swedish Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
14–18, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1991 German Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Eddy Hartono
Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
9–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1992 German Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Rudy Gunawan
Indonesia Bambang Suprianto
15–6, 2–15, 15–9 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1992 Denmark Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Denmark Jan Paulsen
Denmark Henrik Svarrer
18–16, 15–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Korea Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen China Huang Zhanzhong
China Zheng Yumin
15–5, 10–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1993 All England Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen China Chen Hongyong
China Chen Kang
10–15, 15–2, 15–10 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 U.S. Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–7, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 German Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
17–14, 15–12 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1993 Denmark Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Denmark Jan Paulsen
Denmark Jim Laugesen
15–5, 15–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Singapore Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
6–15, 8–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1994 German Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
15–6, 15–2 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1994 Denmark Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Antonius Ariantho
Indonesia Denny Kantono
8–15, 15–5, 9–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Korea Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Rexy Mainaky
Indonesia Ricky Subagja
6–15, 15–11, 7–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 Swiss Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen England Simon Archer
England Chris Hunt
15–6, 15–7 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Russian Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Rudy Wijaya
15–8, 11–15, 17–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 China Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen China Huang Zhanzhong
China Jiang Xin
8–15, 11–15 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1995 German Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Ade Sutrisna
Indonesia Candra Wijaya
15–8, 15–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1995 Denmark Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Tony Gunawan
Indonesia Rudy Wijaya
16–17, 15–5, 15–6 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 Swiss Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Sigit Budiarto
Indonesia Dicky Purwotsugiono
15–12, 18–13 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
1996 German Open Denmark Jon Holst-Christensen Indonesia Seng Kok Kiong
Indonesia Victo Wibowo
15–11, 11–15, 15–3 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

References

  1. ^ "Thomas Lund" (PDF). badmintonmuseet.dk. p. 12. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Thomas Lund". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 May 2020.