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Thread: JR retiring
12-03-2012, 04:13 AM #1
In yet to be picked up news by the international media (afaik), Jonas Rasmussen's retirement from international badminton has been announced.
He himself had hoped to play one more year with his partner Mads Conrad but the federation had different ideas with the 2014 World Championship being held in Denmark. Focus on the future (2014 & 2016) Conrad has been partnered with Rasmus Bonde.
But with Christinna Pedersen having an operation after the Olympics, JR was offered to partner Joachim Fischer for the final few Super Series of 2012 to keep up the latter's form. "Unfortunately" CP made a quicker than expected recovery and the Fischer/Rasmussen partnership only lasted one tournament, the Denmark Open at home.
So with no long-term prospects internationally the time has come to say farewell ...
A farewell event/tribute will be held at the Copenhagen Masters as well but no chance to make a real final goodbye in a proper tournament.
Yonex German Open 2002
China Open 2003
Denmark Open 2004
Denmark Open 2006
Yonex Japan Super Series 2008
All England 2010
source: badminton demark & dr dot dk
Last edited by demolidor; 12-03-2012 at 04:17 AM.
12-03-2012, 04:27 AM #2
Another retiree. Wish him the best in his future endeavours.
12-03-2012, 04:37 AM #3
Wish his the best also with whatever he goes on to do in the future
12-03-2012, 04:55 AM #4
all the best in future!
12-04-2012, 10:30 PM #5
great fan of his partnership with lars paaske...good luck JR!
12-05-2012, 12:25 AM #6
We will miss JR on action...
12-30-2012, 08:14 PM #7
More free time to record trick shot videos
12-30-2012, 08:18 PM #8
Winning the Denmark Open 2004, JR goes up to the cameraman and shouts "badmintoncentral" - awesome moment
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12-31-2012, 06:27 AM #9