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Peter Rasmussen ends his career..

Discussion in 'Denmark Professional Players' started by klaphat, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. klaphat

    klaphat Regular Member

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    Danish media reports today that Peter Rasmussen has ended his career. As most will know he has ben suffering with a lot of injuries, but he has been fighting to return... and apparently only last year he was approaching the way of playing which made him world champion.. but then he was injured again.. and now he has given up..

    Peter.. good bye.. thank you.. and good luck..
     
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    Peter the Great, gracious, first class champion ! We'll miss you.
     
  3. the_danish_boy

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    Peter Rasmussen STOPS..!

    Peter Rasmussen is going to stop playing Badminton. At US Open He Felled on his foot, and he said to the national coach that he would stop playing international.

    I FEEL SOOOOOOO SORRY FOR HIM..! :crying:
     
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    It's really sad that his career had to end like this.
    I had hoped, that he would recover at least to celebrate one more big title.
    Who has seen him playing in my alltime favourite match (WCH 97 vs. Sun Jun), knows at what incredible level he was able to play.
    He really would have deserved to quit with one more big bang, sniff.
     
  5. Qidong

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    I feel sorry for him too. Both Gade and him were having so many injuries. I think the Danish national team needs to find someone to look at their Feng Shui. ;)
     
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    lol u joka.. but luck not really on their side..
     
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    Wonder if their training style is not in sync with their physique?

    Farewell Peter Rasmussen. Anyone can post a brief bio, and pic?


    -dave
     
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    Peter Rasmussen vs Sun Jun ..WoW

    Wish Peter the best
     
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    yes, PR had left behind some very memorable matches that i have watched:

    97WCH and the recent thomas cup.
     
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    This is another GREAT player retiring :(

    Well, congrats to Peter for his great achievements, despite being injured so long and often.

    There is now only ONE MS World Champion in activity (XXZ), and for how long?... :(
     
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    Peter Rasmussen

    Born: 2nd of August 1974, Copenhagen
    Height: 179 cm
    Hand: Left
    Nickname: The White Chinese

    Danish Champion
    1992 U18
    1997
    1999

    Nordic Champion
    1997

    European Champion
    2002

    World Champion
    1997

    Japan Open
    1997

    25 matches for Denmark 1996 - 2004

    Playing style
    Already as a young player he recieved training from a Chinese (Lian Ying?) and he developed a Chinese inspired way of playing with lots of jumpsmashes and powerful footwork.

    Profile (in Danish)
    http://www.badminton.dk/default.asp?pageid=427

    Interview with PR about his decision to stop (in Danish)
    http://www.badminton.dk/default.asp?pageid=2249


    I've translated a few quotes from the interview to the best of my ability:
    "I've had fantastic expiriences with badminton and I quit with my head held high. Others may think my career riddled with injuries but I have a different view. For me 90 percent of my career has been positive. You have to accept that when you're reaching for the extreme then there will be difficulties and disappointments."
    ...
    "I've always trained hard - maybe too hard, but it's been worth it. Badminton has given me a lot. I've said it this way: Badminton is life and life is badminton."


    Farewell Peter and thanks for everything!
    ---------------------------------------

    Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
    -Carl Jung​
     
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    A few pictures

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    A great loss

    This is such sad and depressing news. Peter Rasmussen is one of my all-time favourite MS players. Plagued by injuries, he could not always live up to his potential, but when he did he was absolutely fantastic to watch. Such fluid movement around court, amazing jump smashes and sharp net play. The 1997 WC semi against Haryanto Arbi is one example, and to some extent also the legendary final against Sun Jun.

    It appears that his dynamic playing style took its toll.

    His career ends with a retired US Open final, but for me his last great match will be the 3rd singles in the Thomas Cup semi against Indonesia, where he convincingly beat Simon Santoso and won the tie for Denmark.

    I read that Peter is now going to complete his medical studies. It's comforting to know that he will have a career after badminton. I wish him the best of luck with his new life.
     
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    We'll Miss U!!!:p
     
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    It was his picture at my desktop saying to me good morning every time I switch on my computer in the morning.

    His dynamics is absolutely amazing (as well as Raphael's eye).

    We will miss you.

    regards

    dzgdz
     

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    Odd timing since Carlton have just released new versions of the "Rasmussen" rackets
     
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    so what's the next job of rasmussen? :confused:
     
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    Great loss

    Such a shame that a absoloute great player PR has had to end his career.:(
    A great player and great to watch and despite his absense he will still be my inspiration in badminton.

    Peter goodbye and good luck for the future.:)
     
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    Peter Rasmussen has called it a day!!

    Hi Guys!!

    Peter has just announced his retirement.

    Let´s all bid him farewell and wish him good luck in the future.

    One of the big stars of danish mens singles should feel that he will be missed!! :( :(

    Kind Regards

    Jonas :(
     
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    I must say that he was and still one of my favorite player in single. We'll miss you buddy. Get well soon.

    Tayo
     

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