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Peter GADE

Discussion in 'Denmark Professional Players' started by seawell, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. seawell

    seawell Regular Member

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    Name: Peter GADE
    Gender: Male
    Date of Birth: 14 DEC 1976
    Height: 1.84 m / 6'0"
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    Olympic Event: Badminton
    Olympic Qualification:
    NOC Code: DEN
    Place of Birth: Aalborg, Denmark
    Weight: 73 kg / 161 lbs
    Marital Status:
    Started Competing:
    National Coach:
    Personal Best:
    Season Best:
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    General Interests
    Nickname: Flyer or Street. (Athlete 03/08/99)
    Hobbies: Music, Liverpool Football Club, golf and watching films, wine club, cooking. (Athlete 03/08/99, NOC 21/07/04)
    Occupation: Professional badminton player
    MarStatus: Single
    LangSpoken: Danish, English and German
    Club: Gentofte Badminton Club, Copenhagen, Zealand, DEN (petergade.net 11/06/03)
    Coach: Jens Meibom and Steen Pedersen (Athlete 01/07/04)
    Handedness: R
    Injuries: In 2001 he sustained a serious knee cartilage injury. At the beginning of 2002 he underwent surgery keeping him out of competition for nine months. He made his return in September 2002 winning the US Open men's singles title. (worldbadminton.net 24/09/02)
    AddInformation: When and where did you begin this sport?
    He played with his parents on Saturday mornings and by the age of six decided he liked the game.
    Why this sport?
    "The key for me was badminton is an individual sport [he was also a talented football player] and when compared to football - where I love the team element and camaraderie - I wanted to take individual responsibility for the whole of the playing performance whilst enjoying the team spirit."

    Most influential person in career
    M. Frost, L. Kenneth and M. Kjeldsen, all former coaches. (Athlete 01/07/04)

    Hero / Idol
    Michael Laudrup, Bill Shankly and Babyface. (Athlete 03/08/99)

    Toughest rival / opponent
    Lin Dan, China. (Athlete 01/07/04)

    Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
    He ties two scarfs to his racquet bag - those of the football clubs, AC Milan and Liverpool. (Athlete 03/08/99)

    Sporting philosophy / motto
    "Do your best when you' re in action, that's all you can demand." (Athlete 01/07/04)

    Awards and honours
    He won the Eddy Choong Player of the Year award in 1999. (Athlete 03/08/99).

    He has also been ranked number one in the world for three years in a row. (Athlete 01/07/04)

    Ambitions
    "That I will be remembered for making a difference to badminton for the years I played. Both on court and off court." (Athlete 01/07/04)

    Other Information
    EARLY DAYS
    As a child he used to practice badminton in his bedroom by dragging his toy boxes in front of the wall to act as a net and he would then volley a ping pong ball against the wall, sometimes for up to an hour and a half and believes this helped in the development of his skills and reaction better than anything else. (Olympic News Service 2000)



    Highlights
    The Competition Highlights section contains the following results:
    Last Olympic Cycle; Top 8 results at Olympic Games and World Championships. Top 3 results at World Grand Prix competitions.
    Historical; Medals at Olympic Games and World Championships.
    Rnk Event Year Venue

    Olympic Games
    4th Singles 2000 Sydney, AUS

    World Championships
    Runner-up Singles 2001 Seville, ESP
    Semi Final Singles 1999 Copenhagen, DEN

    World Grand Prix
    Winner Singles 2002 USA Open
    Winner Singles 2001 Samsung Korea Open
    Winner Singles 2000 Samsung Korea Open
    Winner Singles 2000 Chinese Taipei Open
    Winner Singles 2000 Denmark Open
    Winner Singles 1999 Japan Open
    Winner Singles 1998 Denmark Open
    Winner Singles 1998 Swiss Open
    Runner-up Singles 2004 Yonex All England Open
    Semi Final Singles 2003 China Open
    Semi Final Singles 2001 All England Open
     

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  2. petergade

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    happy birthday......Peter Gade!
     
  3. ants

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    Oh.. Hapy bday Peter Gade!
     
  4. *GaDe~CaMiLlA*

    *GaDe~CaMiLlA* Regular Member

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) :D :rolleyes: :) :p :cool:
     
  5. jerby

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    who did Peter Gade beat in his all-england in 1999?
     
  6. blckknght

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    He beat Taufik Hidayat in 3 games, and i'm looking for the video! anyone?...
     
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    taufik played the all england open FINAL in 1999?
    how old is that bloke?

    wow...
     
  8. Quasimodo

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    According to IBF, his birthdate is August 10th, 1981. So, he just turned 24 this year. In AE'99, he was 17 going on 18.
     
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    Hidden somewhere. I wonder if I can find it again.
     
  10. taufik-ist

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    taufik almost broke the rudy hartono's record as the youngest ae men single champ, taufik qualified to ae final 2 times in a row (1999/peter gade and 2000/xia xu ze)
     
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    hi i'm doing a project on peter gade, i want to know if anyone knows if he has any brothers or sisters, or any pets. thx :D
     
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    How old is peter gade actually?
    When will he retire? I hope not so early. Coz I still want to see him playing and win the big tournament title.
    I like this player .... :p
    Opzzz ... I am a guy, can't fall in love with him. :D

    Peter Gade, Keep in up .... Never Give up.
     
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    may b u can check out some info from www.petergade.net
     
  14. jerby

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    so how many times have you guys all entered the "win" section? it's taufik right?
     
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    hope to see him win world championship title.. more chances now, as it is held annually
     
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    and I actually consider to attend the next WC in Spain
    won't it just be perfect if I be there and Peter wins it :D
    it just seems he is so out of luck lately with his nerve breaking matches that end up like 16-17 ... :eek:
     
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    I think Peter's time to win a major title is approaching. He's been steadily improving since his injury, getting back to the level where he was before. I see him now with some of the best results he's had since his come back. Next year will be the year!
     
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    i think he is a cool guy and the badminton world needs more players like him. i too hope he will be back but returning from a serious injury is a tricky road for a sportsman. besides the obvious physical aspect, the mental part can also be crucial. sometimes there is always a nagging doubt of whether one can actually return to his/her pre-injury shape.
     
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    He is the most important MS player in the world.. if he retire European will not has a challenger for MS. thus losing interest of the game..
     
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    especially with KJ going off the boil recently...

    much as i would prefer BCL and CH to get a title sometime next year, it would be great for european badminton for PG to win the AE for example.

    However, badminton has gained popularity in england/uk with good pairings in just XD, and the WD and MD have steadily improved. Maybe we don't need to do well in every discipline to keep the interest alive:)
     

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