Stefan Karlsson

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This article is about the badminton player. For the footballer, see Stefan Karlsson (footballer).
Stefan Karlsson
Personal information
Country  Sweden
Born (1955-11-05) November 5, 1955 (age 59)
Career title(s) 1980, 1982 European Champs
1983 All-England

Stefan Karlsson, born November 5, 1955, is a retired male badminton player from Sweden.[1] He later changed name to Stefan Mellgård.[2]

Though he played Thomas Cup singles for Sweden and won the Swedish national singles title twice, his greatest successes came in doubles. He won men's doubles at the biennial European Championships twice, with Claes Nordin in 1980 and with Thomas Kihlström in 1982.[3] In 1983 he shared the prestigious All-England men's doubles title with Kihlström. He won the silver medal at the 1985 IBF World Championships in mixed doubles with Maria Bengtsson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sporthistoria.se: Badminton Sverige, accessed 2010-07-08 (Swedish)
  2. ^ Badminton.nu: Hall of fame, accessed 2010-07-08
  3. ^ European Badminton Championships History, accessed 2010-07-08