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Morten Frost

Discussion in 'Denmark Professional Players' started by Trevor, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Trevor

    Trevor Regular Member

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    Does any one know at what age Morten Frost started playing the game, who trained him etc? What were the influencing factors which raised his standard of play above so many other players of his time, even to this day?
    I have read that he played a lot of football and athletics before he decided to concentrate on badminton.
     
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    He won everything there was to be won, except the World Badminton Championships where he scored a silver medal twice (1985 and 1987). When he lost his second World Championship in the finals, the headlines rang out "The World's greatest badminton player may never be World Champion." While this may be the enduring footnote to his career, Frost dominated at the much coveted All England Open Badminton Championships (comparable to Wimbledon in tennis). He won that tournament in 1982, 1984, 1986, and 1987. He also was European champion in 1984 and 1986. He won the Nordic championship each year from 1978 through 1984 and again in 1988.
    Frost is also distinguished by winning all of the invitational Grand Prix tournaments at least once, including his home country's Denmark Open, of which he was champion 1980-1986 and 1989. Morten Frost represented his home country on the national team from 1976 to 1991, longer than anyone else.
    After his playing years were over, he went on to successfully coach the Danish national team. During his tenure as coach, the Danish national squad achieved over 20 major international wins, including an Olympic gold medal in 1996, six gold medals and three silver medals at the European Championships in 1996, the men's singles titles at the 1995 and 1996 All England Championships, and a gold, two silver and four bronze medals at the World Championships in 1995. He later coached the national teams of Malaysia and South Africa.
     
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    Hehe, was that from Wikipedia?
     
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    obviously it looks like..:p:)
     
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    just cut n paste from wiki since no reply for the thread....
     
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    Thanks for the info! But does any one know of his early days with the sport?
     
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    Anybody here form denmark ?
     
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    Have you..

    ..read the other thread in this sub-forum, say 7 threads down??;)...Although one of the contributors, in that thread, is not nearly as old, or older, as Mr. Frost himself..;)
     
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    Morten Frost just turned 50 on April 4th two weeks ago.

    He lost to Han Jian in 1985 World Championships (18–14, 10–15, 8–15) and
    to Yang Yang in 1987 World Championships (2–15, 15–13, 12–15).
     
  10. Trevor

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    He came close to winning the WC 1987 in China, but some questionable line calls went against him. The match went to a third game decider.
    I read somewhere he had a reputation for allowing his opponents to smash him continuiously and when they got tired, he would smile and start his attack!
     
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    I think Morten Frost really regrets never winning a WC
     
  12. tjl_vanguard

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    but i think he did his best... nth to be regretted about.. :D
     
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    is morten frost coaching the Danish Badminton team?
     
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    U.S.A.: WORLD GAMES --BADMINTON, TRAMPOLINE AND ROLLER SKATING.

    Story INTRODUCTION: There were some exciting, controversial and artistic performances in three interesting minority sports at the World Games in the Santa Clara Valley, California on Tuesday (28 July). The games -- specifically for minority sports excluded from the Olympics -- struck gold with world-class performances in the badminton, trampoline and rolling skating events. The Chinese team dominated the badminton finals winning all but one of the titles. SYNOPSIS: Zhang Ailing and Xia of China, facing the camera, proved too good for their English opponents Perry and Webster. The Chinese pair lost the first game 15-12 but won the next two 15-4, 15-8. An enthusiastic audience of Chinese Americans cheered them on. Controversy came in the men's singles' final. China's Chen Changjie, seen here serving for the match, infuriated his Danish opponent Morton Frost Hansen by some overlong towel stops. Even so there were some superb rallies before Chen eventually won 9-15, 15-7, 15-12. A furious Hansen stalked off the court and refused to shake hands with his opponent after shaking hands with the umpire. At the subsequent medal ceremony the Dane against refused to shake hands with Chen. If the badminton had drama and controversy the trampoline was all grace and artistry. In the mini-trampoline Canadian national champion Brett Brown gave an excellent display. But at the end of the first day United States national champion Steve Elliott took a narrow lead. Roller skating is enjoying a major revival and in the artistic section the united States team dominated. The Italian put in a strong challenge but the competition clearly missed skaters from South America. In the Men's World Champion Mike Glatt of the U.S.A. put on an outstanding display at the end of the first day. In the women's competition a fierce battle was developing between World Champion Anna Conklin of the United States and Elana Boneti of Italy. Boneti, seen skating here, shows just why roller skating is emerging from the shadow of ice skating as a major artistic sport.

    Storyline from ITN source 1981 World Games about nasty Frost.
     
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    "Nasty Frost" :rolleyes:, so what super nickname do you have for Chen?? Any point in this article to bring up a two year dead thread only to nickname someone Nasty ... Unless you have actually seen the match you have no idea what happened. If Mathias Boe delays serve all hell brakes loose but if apparently someone else takes extra long towel brakes to delay and disrupt the game, no problemo ...

    As you might know the World Games are the Universiade for sports that aren't included there so you can assume he was still a hotheaded youngster (quick wiki check tells us he had just turned 23 at the time)
     
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    Exactly, he was a hot-headed youngster like Taufik ,LD etc.but eventually learned to calm down.

    In those years he was the player to hate and it is true of some of his predecessors like Sven Pri etc.

    Some of their antics would invite a lot of jeers nowadays.

    It is merely a point of fact.
     
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    Frost has given a lot of insights into badminton as commentator in morning sessions of the Sudirman cup sessions.

    He says that at the moment Denmark has a great under 19 squad, if there was a under 19 Thomas Cup tournament now,

    Denmark would be the forerunners.

    There are great prospects in the future for Denmark, Japan and even Singapore from the Sudirman Cup. Even the Canadian ladies singles Li

    is a great prospect but she doesn't have good sparring partners and enough matches.
     

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