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Henri Hurskainen - Sweden's best

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by cobalt, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. cobalt

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    Now is as good a time as ever will be, to introduce Henri Hurskainen formally to the BC fraternity.

    Name: Henri Hurskainen
    Represents: Sweden
    Born in: Emmaboda, Sweden.
    Date of birth: September 13, 1986
    Plays: Mens Singles
    Style: Left handed
    Ranking: Currently 43, with a highest ranking of 39 in May-June 2012.
    Present club affiliation: Lillerod BK (Denmark)

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    Henri actually caught the eye of many people when he played against Lin Dan at the WC 2010. Although he came out second-best in that encounter, he displayed glimpses of promise that he would actually fulfill spectacularly in 2012.
     
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    He looks like a 3rd Sedin. :p

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    Yes, henri. You beat me to it, jason. I actually wanted to start this thread. But kudos anyway.

    Henri, a lefthander with attacking instincts that made Kevin Cordon woke up in game 1. I hope his country and coaching infrastructure do well to make him an upcoming player to watch out for.

    The other player I noticed recently is Belgian Yuhan Tan.
     
  4. SibugiChai

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    tan sounds Chinese but doesn't look Chinese
     
  5. cobalt

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    More HH eye-candy for the girls to drool over...

    Front:
    henri-h-001.jpg

    In action:
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    Carefully...
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    In full flow...
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    With some of Europe's best, and feeling right at home:
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    Against LD:
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  6. Pakito

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    Yes, Henri is probably what LD would look like if he was born Swedish. :D
     
  7. george@chongwei

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    He looked like one of the WWE wrestler... Forgot his name.
     
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    You mean Sheamus O'Shaunessy?

    Judge for yourself, but I think he looks more like a young Conan O'Brien.:eek:

    Either way, he's a good player and has my respect. :)
     

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    european runner up...hope he will inspire swedish youngsters to once again bring sweden back on the badminton world map...believe it or not...sweden used to have world champs in badminton...it wasn't even that long ago during the 90s...compared to Malaysia
     
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    His name isn't exactly Swedish sounding. More like Finnish.
     
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    Im so proud to have a badminton player that can really be recognized in the badminton world. Even if he's not the best im still proud :) My trainer knows him very well becuase he got 2 twins that are international players from Sweden aswell. Anyway im happy to see that not only be recognize he's improved.
     
  12. cobalt

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    Well, I hope guys like you and others from Sweden will keep us regularly updated here on your countryman's exploits! :D

    Henri has a pretty much detailed profile page on BWF:
    http://www.bwfbadminton.org/page.aspx?id=15539


    Excerpts:

    Language(s):Swedish, Finnish, English (perhaps more to Cheung's astute observation of the Finnish traces in his name! :) )

    Memorable Sporting Achievements:2003, U17 Swedish champion in Single and Mixed - this were my first gold medals. 2006, Swedish Champion in Mixed - this was my first gold medal in a senior tournament. 2009, Swedish Champion in Men's Singles - my first gold medal in singles in a senior tournament. 2009, Irish international winner - my first victory in men's singels in an international tournament. 2012 European Championships Men's Singles silver medalist - and it was hosted by Sweden!

    Sporting Hero or Idol:Lin Dan and Eric Cantona
     
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  14. cobalt

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    That one's mainstream now! :D
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/07/31/sedin-swedish-badminton.html

    Here's some words from Rajiv Ouseph:

    http://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/show_news.asp?section=13&sectionTitle=News&itemid=4795
    30.07.12
    Ouseph praises fans, Hurskainen wishes him luck
    Excerpts:

    ..."He came out quicker in the second set and I struggled to cope with his attack. Luckily he got tired and with the help of the crowd I came back.

    "I just stuck with him and waited for my chances to come. When they came I took them."

    ...Comonwealth silver medallist Ouseph plays Hurskainen regularly in practice and the European Championships runner-up from Sweden said: "We are friends off court and we talk a little bit.
     
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    I saw him at the 2012 European championships in Karlskrona and wow at the way he played then, his defense was extraordinary and he was so strong mentally, fighting hard against players much higher ranked than him! A joy to watch as a swede.
    Too bad could not keep up his European Championship form during the Olympics, they even showed his matches in Swedish television(Badminton! In Sweden!).

    His latest result was a semi-final exit in Kharkow international a couple weeks ago, losing out to eventual winner, young Emil Holst from Denmark.
     
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    THOR! Where are you? Badminton-dom needs you. Bring your hammer.. oops I mean your racket!
     
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    Badminton player and Emmaboda Son Henri Hurskainen becomes ambassador for Emmaboda municipality.

    Translated through Google from the original page:
    http://www.ostrasmaland.se/NYHETER/Emmaboda/Henri-ska-marknadsfoera-kommunen

    Anna Borje, Published 121019

    Yesterday he signed the contract with the municipality. Until next summer, 26-year-old Henri Hurskainen market Emmaboda municipality in different ways.
    On his shirt, the municipal sign that exist and at various events and will be doing advertising and distributing materials to his old home town.
    SEK 30 000 may Henri Hurskainen in compensation from Emmaboda municipality.
    - You do not get rich by playing badminton if not belonging to the top, so all sponsorship money is important, says Henri Hurskainen residing in Malmö, who plays for the Danish team Lilleröd.
    Henri Hurskainen Emmaboda left 11 years ago to the age of 15 start at Badminton School in Malmö.
    - Emmaboda was a fantastic and safe place to grow up in and I have only good things to say about my old home and badminton club in Emmabod has meant a lot to me so I'm just happy if I can pay back a little of what I got.
    Henri Hurskainens parents still live in Emmaboda.
    - I'm here as much as I can, but training and competition makes it not so often.


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    New ambassadör. Kommunens administrative director Weronica Stålered and Councillor Ann-Marie Fagerström (S) is very pleased and proud to Henri Hurskainen now become a Emmaboda Ambassador. Foto: Anna Börje​
    Photo: Anna Borje
     
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    OT: Tan Yuhan is Belgian, but of Indonesian descent.
     
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