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Thread: Kenneth JONASSEN
10-27-2004, 09:03 AM #1
Name: Kenneth JONASSEN
Date of Birth: 3 JUL 1974
Height: 1.88 m / 6'2"
Other Sports Activities:
Olympic Event: Badminton
NOC Code: DEN
Place of Birth: Herning, Denmark
Weight: 81 kg / 179 lbs
Nickname: Krogen. (Athlete 30/06/04)
Hobbies: Wine and playing golf, family. (Athlete 30/06/04 NOC 21/7/04).
Occupation: Student and Athlete
Education: Trade and Business - Herning Trade and Business College: Herning, DEN
LangSpoken: Danish, English and German
Club: Greve Strand BK, DEN (Athlete 30/06/04)
Coach: Jan Jorgensen, Steen Pedersen and Jens meibom., DEN (Athlete 30/06/04)
AddInformation: When and where did you begin this sport?
Age six, Denmark.
Why this sport?
His father played.
Most influential person in career
His dad and his first coach, Lars Engelbrechtsen. (Athlete 03/08/99)
Hero / Idol
He admires the chef, Jamie Oliver. (Athlete 30/06/04)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to special music. (Athlete 30/06/04)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give it all." (Athlete 30/06/04)
To win a medal at the 2004 Olympic Games. (NOC 21/07/04)
He served one year in the Royal Guards. (Athlete 03/08/99)
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
Quarterfinal Singles 2003 Birmingham, GBR
World Grand Prix
Winner Singles 2004 holland Open
Winner Singles 2003 korea Open
Winner Singles 2001 German Open
Runner-up Singles 2002 Realkredit Denmark Open
Runner-up Singles 2001 USA Open
Semi Final Singles 2003 Chinese Taipei Open
Semi Final Singles 2002 China Open
Semi Final Singles 2000 Swiss Open
10-28-2004, 05:47 AM #2
No wonder he's so muscular. He served in the royal guards before
10-28-2004, 11:03 AM #3
anymore others danish players???
10-28-2004, 02:23 PM #4
Thanks for the information! Seawell
I saw him playing in the German Bundesliga (German first badminton league at Bayer Uerdingen).
He has got an excellent manner.
He played against my club (Bonn-Beuel), namely my Chinese friend Xie Yangchun. He lost to Xie, but it was an exciting match.
10-28-2004, 08:44 PM #5
Doesn't that picture of him just remind you of a certain Val Kilmer?
10-28-2004, 09:01 PM #6
Kenneth's definitely one of my favorite players. He plays so hard and fights with such spirit, it's great to watch
10-28-2004, 10:03 PM #7
in that pic, he looks just like Heath Ledger. that guy who starred in 'the four feathers' and 'a knight's tale'.
he's a really tough player. never gives up.
10-29-2004, 09:48 AM #8
Exactly! I saw the film and I must say the similarity between both is obvious. Maybe Kennth Jonassen could become an actor. Smart and energetic and last not least a real gentleman! He could play James Bond.
Originally Posted by laughable c.
10-29-2004, 10:22 AM #9
He should be a good choice to replace Prerce Brosnan as the next James Bond.
10-29-2004, 10:29 AM #10Originally Posted by Qidong
I dont know off hand any action hero who has blonde hair.
(claude van dam and arnold S. have brown hairs??)
slyvestor stallone and steven seagul have dark hairs too.
10-29-2004, 10:33 AM #11
Dolph Lundgren from Sweden is blonde.
Originally Posted by cooler
11-07-2004, 03:39 PM #12
Kenneth Jonassen in Germany?
Next year after the World Championship Kenneth Jonassen will probably become the coach of the German National squad as Asgar Madsen's successor. A. Madsen, a former national player from Denmark, has been the coach of the German national squad for years.
This was inofficially confirmed to me by the German player Mark Zwiebler who won the French Open last year and was semifinalist in this Dutch Open.
In a negotiation yet not finished, K. Jonassen expressed his wish to play one more year. Then he will train the Men Singles in Saarbruecken, Germany. By the way Xu Huaiwen lives in Saarbruecken, too.
Last edited by economet; 11-07-2004 at 03:43 PM.
11-10-2004, 05:25 AM #13
Jonassen = the mopping guy
sorry...just kidding (for you fans of Kenneth Jonassen) but i could not help remembering thomas cup match between him and taufik hidayat when taufik forced him to "mop" the floor hehehe with his own body. well i don't like taufik but it was funny though
my photographer got this picture where he was still laying on floor while a guy mopped the court next to his side
but i also agree that he's a tough player...when everyone else was having breakfast at the hotel, he and peter gade were practicing hard in the morning. good fighting spirit
Last edited by Chesire Cat; 11-10-2004 at 05:27 AM.
05-11-2006, 06:37 AM #14
with his wife and daughter!
How lovely baby!
05-11-2006, 06:39 AM #15
2002 DENMARK OPEN
05-11-2006, 06:40 AM #16
05-11-2006, 06:41 AM #17
I'd prefer Kenneth as James Bond over the new guy. (daniel craig i think?)
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