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    Thumbs up Henri Hurskainen - Sweden's best

    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.

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakito View Post
    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.
    tan sounds Chinese but doesn't look Chinese

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

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    With some of Europe's best, and feeling right at home:
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    Yes, Henri is probably what LD would look like if he was born Swedish.

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    He looked like one of the WWE wrestler... Forgot his name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george@chongwei
    He looked like one of the WWE wrestler... Forgot his name.
    You mean Sheamus O'Shaunessy?

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

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfektion View Post
    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.
    Well, I hope guys like you and others from Sweden will keep us regularly updated here on your countryman's exploits!

    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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    Anyone know where to buy the Sweden Li ning Olympic shirt as worn by Henri here:
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    Quote Originally Posted by poloaa009 View Post
    He looks like a 3rd Sedin.

    That one's mainstream now!
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story...badminton.html

    Here's some words from Rajiv Ouseph:

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    Ouseph praises fans, Hurskainen wishes him luck
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    ..."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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    Hurskainen v/s Kevin Cordon, OG 2012. Watch the full match:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTP_6gieU9o

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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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