Badminton Stats: Danish players who have won the Korea Open

The Korea Open is an annual badminton event that is commonly held in South Korea. The tournament used to be known as Korea Open Super Series. However, it became one of the BWF Super Series tournaments in 2007. In 2018, BWF categorised the tournament as Super 500. This was done under the restructuring of the BWF calendar in 2018.

Who are some of the famous Danish players to win the tournament?

1. Peter Gade (Event- Men’s singles, Year- 2000, 2001 & 2009)

Peter Gade became the Korea Open champion on three occasions: 2000, 2001 & 2009. In 2000 he defeated Rashid Sidek of Malaysia by 15-3 & 15-11 (2-0). Next year he defeated Xiao Hui of China by 15-7 & 15-6 (2-0). In 2009 he defeated Lee Chong Wei to claim his third Korea Open title. The final scoreline stood at 21-18, 10-21 & 21-17 (2-1). Peter had been an All-England Open gold medalist and a former World no. 1 from Denmark. He is considered to be one of the great men’s singles players from Denmark. However, Peter will always be remembered for his trick shots. Over the years, Peter has come to be recognised as the greatest singles player after Morten Frost from Denmark.

2. Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen (Event- Men’s doubles, Year- 2009, 2014 & 2017)

Mathias Boe & Carsten Mogensen became the Korea Open champion in 2009, 2014 & 2017. The duo first defeated the Korean pair of Jung Jae-sung & Lee Yong-dae in 2009. The final scoreline stood at 21-12 & 24-22 (2-0). Their next Korea open title came in 2014 when they thwarted the Chinese challenge of Fu Haifeng and Hong Wei. The final scoreline was 21-12 & 21-17 (2-0). The duo’s penultimate win at the Korean Open came in 2017. In 2017, they overcame the stiff challenge of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon & Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia. The final scoreline of the match was 21-19, 19-21 & 21-15 (3-0). Apart from the remarkable performance of the duo in the Korea Open, Mogensen & Boe are also the silver medalist of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Mathias has also won the coveted Thomas Cup and the All-England Open. Due to their immaculate service to badminton, the duo feature on this list.

3. Thomas Lund (Event- Mixed doubles, Year- 1992, 1993 & 1995)

Perhaps one of the earliest names which became popular was that of Thomas Lund. He was one of the earliest winners of the championship who won the tournament on three occasions. Thomas first won the tournament in 1992 and then defended it in 1993. His last win in the tournament came two years later in 1995. His first win Thomas came with Pernille Dupont. The duo defeated Sang Bok Lee and Eun Jung Shim of South Korea. Thomas then defended his mixed doubles title in 1993 by winning it with Catrine Bengtsson. The duo went on to defeat Jon Holst-Christensen & Anne Mette Van Dijk of Denmark. His final win in the competition came in 1995 with Marlene Thomsen. The pair defeated the Chinese pair of Fei Ge and Jianjun Liu. Lund was one of the world’s leading doubles specialists of the 1990s.

However, he does not only has Korea Open to his name. Besides Korea Open, he also has a lot of medals in the World Championships. Added to that list are Thomas Cup, Sudirman Cup and European Championships.

Who are the Danish players to win the Korea Open? 

1992Thomas Lund & Pernille DupontMixed doubles
1993Thomas Lund & Catrine BengtssonMixed doubles
1994Michael Søgaard & Gillian GowersMixed doubles
1995Thomas Lund & Marlene ThomsenMixed doubles
1996Thomas Stuer-LauridsenMen’s singles
2000Peter GadeMen’s singles
2000Camilla MartinWomen’s singles
2001Peter GadeMen’s singles
2001Camilla MartinWomen’s singles
2003Kenneth JonassenMen’s singles
2005Peter GadeMen’s singles
2005Jens Eriksen & Martin Lundgaard HansenMen’s doubles
2009Peter GadeMen’s singles
2009Tine RasmussenWomen’s singles
2009Mathias Boe & Carsten MogensenMen’s doubles
2014Mathias Boe & Carsten MogensenMen’s doubles
2017Mathias Boe & Carsten MogensenMen’s doubles

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