Peter Gade

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Peter Høeg Gade
Badminton Peter Gade.jpg
Personal information
Birth name Peter Gade Christensen
Country  Denmark
Born (1976-12-14) December 14, 1976 (age 37)
Aalborg, Denmark[1]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 1 (October 28, 1997; June 22 2006)
Current ranking 23 (January 12, 2013[2])
BWF profile

Peter Høeg Gade (born December 14, 1976, in Aalborg, Denmark)[1][2] is a retired Danish professional badminton player. He currently resides in Holte in Copenhagen. He has two children with the former handball player Camilla Høeg.

Gade made his mark in badminton history through his All England Open Badminton Championships singles title in 1999 and his five European Championships crowns in the men's singles event. He topped the world rankings from 1998 to 2001. With his 22 Grand-Prix titles, he has become one of the sport's most successful players. On June 22, 2006, he briefly recaptured the number one spot in the world rankings. This was achieved after winning the Singapore Open and reaching the quarter-final at the Malaysia Open.

With his defeat in the Quarter Finals of the 2012 French Open Gade retired from international competition.

Player attributes[edit]

His playing style is known for fast attacks, smooth footwork and constant pressure. His deception is particularly creative for a world badminton player, and he uses a widely recognised and highly successful "trademark shot" (the so-called "double action" of the racket sends the shuttle to the back of the court, while aiming to bring the player towards the net). With a plethora of deceptive shots, he has been known to win points from more outrageous attempts, such as the reverse forehand (using the opposite side of the racket head to the one anticipated, to make contact with the shuttlecock at a radically different angle).

Career highlights[edit]

International Tournament wins[edit]

Mens' singles unless otherwise noted

BWF Super Series[edit]

Legend
1 Winner
2 Runner-up
SF Semi-finalist
QF Quarter-finalist
R2 Last 16
R1 Last 32
Q Qualification
DNP Did not play

2011[edit]

Player MAS KOR ENG IND SIN INA CHN JPN DEN FRA CHN HKG SSMF Points
Denmark Peter Gade DNP QF QF (2) Lost to Lee Chong Wei 12–21 21–15 15-21 SF SF SF SF SF QF QF SF

2011 BWF Super Series – Men Single's Standings

2010[edit]

Player MAS (Jan) KOR (Jan) ENG (Mar) SUI (Mar) SIN (May) INA (Jun) CHN (Sept) JPN (Sept) DEN (Oct) FRA (Nov) CHN (Dec) HKG (Dec) Points
Denmark Peter Gade (SF) Lost to Boonsak Ponsana 21–11 12–21 16–21 (2) Lost to Lee Chong Wei 12–21 11–21 (SF) Went down 17–21 14–21 against Lee Chong Wei (SF) Went down 20–22 17–21 against Chen Long (SF) Lost to Boonsak Ponsana 22–20 17–21 16–21 DNP DNP (SF) Went down 11–21 19–21 against Lin dan Walkover in the first round (SF) Lost to Joachim Persson 14–21 21–16 17–21 DNP DNP (WITHDRAW)

2010 BWF Super Series – Men Single's Standings

2009[edit]

Player MAS KOR ENG SUI SIN INA CHN JPN DEN FRA CHN HKG Points
Denmark Peter Gade SF 1 QF QF SF 2 2 15,620

2009 BWF Super Series – Men Single's Standings

2008[edit]

Player MAS KOR ENG SUI SIN INA CHN JPN DEN FRA CHN HKG Points
Denmark Peter Gade DNP SF DNP DNP SF R2 DNP R1 1 1 R2 R2 45,240

2008 BWF Super Series – Men Single's Standings

2007[edit]

Player MAS KOR ENG SUI SIN INA CHN JPN DEN FRA CHN HKG Points
Denmark Peter Gade 1 DNP R1 SF SF QF R2 QF R2 QF QF QF 54,440

2007 BWF Super Series – Men Single's Standings

Olympics[edit]

Gade represented Denmark in badminton singles in four summer Olympics (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012).

2000

He reached the semifinals in the 2000 Summer Olympics, where he lost to eventual gold medalist Ji Xinpeng of China. In the bronze medal match, he lost to another Chinese player, Xia Xuanze.

2004

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's singles, he defeated Chien Yu-Hsiu of Chinese Taipei and Nikhil Kanetkar of India in the first two rounds. However, in the quarter finals, Gade was defeated by the eventual champion, Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia 15–12, 15–12.

2008

Gade stated that one of his final career goals would be a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In an interview, he indicated that it might be one of his final big tournaments although not ruling out the possibility of continuing his career after the games.[4] He was planning to retire after the Beijing Olympics and begin coaching badminton. Gade won his first match in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in round two after defeating Nabil Lasmari 21–6, 21–4. In the third round Gade faced Shoji Sato. Gade was nearly beaten after losing the first set 21–19 and Shoji Sato having 2 match points in the second with the score at 18–20. However, Gade won the set 22–20 and went on to win the third set 21–15. Gade lost in straight sets to the Chinese champion Lin Dan in the quarter-final.

2012

In the 2012 Summer Olympics he was defeated by Chen Long of China in the Quarter-Finals.

Other[edit]

Retirement[edit]

Gade beat two-time Olympic Champion Lin Dan a farewell exhibition match at the Copenhagen Masters on 27 December 2012 in front of a sold-out crowd at Falconer Salen.[5]

Equipment[edit]

Rackets[edit]

  • Yonex Voltric 80 PG (2012 Copenhagen Masters)
  • Yonex Voltric Z-FORCE (2012 limited use)
  • Yonex Voltric 80 (2011-2012)
  • Yonex Arcsaber 10 PG (2010-2011)
  • Yonex Arcsaber 10 (2008-2010)
  • Yonex Armortec 700 new colour (2006-2008)
  • Yonex Armortec 700 (2005-2006)
  • Yonex Muscle Power 88 red (2004-2005)
  • Yonex Muscle Power 77* (2001 limited use)
  • Yonex Titanium 10* (1999 limited use)
  • Yonex Isometric Slim 10 (1997-2004)
  • Yonex Isometric 300 ( - 1997)

Honors[edit]

  • Special Award of the DBF 2006
  • IBF World Badminton Player of the year 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official profile. Petergade.net. Retrieved on 2011-10-24.
  2. ^ a b BWF World Ranking. Bwfbadminton.org. Retrieved on 2013-01-12.
  3. ^ Title number 9, petergade.net, 29 December 2008
  4. ^ Måske er trænertalentet større
  5. ^ [1] xinhuanet.com retrieved 28 December 2012

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