February 4, 1969 |
||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
|Men's & Mixed doubles
Michael Søgaard (born February 4, 1969) is a male badminton player from Denmark.
He played badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's doubles and mixed doubles. In men's doubles, Søgaard and his partner Henrik Svarrer were defeated in the round of 16 by Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaky of Indonesia 15-10, 15-7. He also competed in mixed doubles with partner Rikke Olsen. They were defeated in quarterfinals by Chen Xingdong and Peng Xingyong of China 15-10, 6-15, 18-15.
He also competed in badminton at the 2000 Summer Olympics in men's doubles and mixed doubles. In men's doubles, Søgaard and his partner Jim Laugesen were defeated in the round of 16 by Tony Gunawan and Candra Wijaya of Indonesia 15-9, 15-7. He also competed in mixed double's with partner Rikke Olsen. They reached the semifinals and they were defeated by Zhang Jun and Gao Ling of China 10-15, 15-6, 17-16. They also lost the bronze medal match against Simon Archer and Joanne Goode of Great Britain 15-4, 12-15, 17-14.
Søgaard won the European Badminton Championships four consecutive times in mixed doubles. In 1994 with Catrine Bengtsson of Sweden, and in 1996, 1998 and 2000 with Rikke Olsen.
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