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Thomas Lund

Thomas Lund Badminton player

Badminton player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Badminton player
Is Athlete Badminton player
From Denmark
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 August 1968, Denmark
Age: 51 years
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Biography

Thomas Lund (born August 2, 1968) is a retired male badminton player from Denmark.

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 Championships 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.

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.

Major achievements

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Mixed doubles 1993 Birmingham, ENG
1 Mixed doubles 1995 Lausanne, SWI
2
2
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1991 Copenhaguen, DEN
2 Men's doubles 1995 Lausanne, SWI
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
1
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1993
1992, 1995
All England Open
1
1
Men's doubles
Mixed doubles
1995, 1996
1995
Swiss Open
2 Mixed doubles 1991, 1993 All England Open
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