Erland Kops in 1968
|Born||January 14, 1937|
|Men's singles & Men's doubles|
Erland Kops (born January 14, 1937) is a former badminton player from Denmark who won numerous major international singles and doubles titles from the late 1950s to the early 1970s. Kops was the first Westerner to win major singles titles in the Far East. He combined abundant speed, power, and stamina with impressive shot-making virtuosity. Despite some disappointing results in the late rounds of Thomas Cup (men's international team) competition, Kops was clearly the dominant tournament men's singles player of the early and mid-1960s.
He is one of the most successful players ever in the All England Open Badminton Championships, when it was regarded as an unofficial world championships, with 11 titles between 1958 and 1969, 7 of them in men's singles and 4 in men's doubles.
Kops was inducted into the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 1997.
|Danish National Championships|
|1||Singles||1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967||Copenhagen|
|Men's doubles||1961, 1965, 1968, 1969|
|1||Singles||1964, 1965, 1966, 1966, 1967||Various locations|
|Men's doubles||1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971|
|Mixed doubles||1965, 1967|
|2||Men's doubles||1970||Port Talbot, WAL|
|3||Men's doubles||1972||Karlskrona, SWE|
|1||Singles||1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967||All England Open|
|Men's doubles||1958, 1967, 1968, 1969|
|2||Singles||1957||All England Open|
|Men's doubles||1961, 1964, 1965|
|1||Singles||1961, 1963, 1967||Canadian Open|
|1||Singles||1967, 1968||Dutch Open|
|Men's doubles||1958, 1967|
|1||Singles||1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968||German Open|
|Men's doubles||1963, 1964|
|1||Singles||1962||Mexico City International|
|1||Singles||1962, 1963, 1964, 1965||Swedish Open|
|Men's doubles||1965, 1968, 1969|
|1||Singles||1963, 1965, 1967||U.S. Open|
|Men's doubles||1963, 1967|
|Other National Championships|
|1||Singles||1959||Thailand National Championships|
- Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd. 1971) 200, 303.
- Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 123, 155,156.
- Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1971 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd. 1971) 163-165.
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