Flemming Delfs

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Flemming Delfs
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Personal information
Country  Denmark
Born 7 of September 1951
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Career title(s) 1977 World Champion
Highest ranking 1 (1977)

Flemming Delfs (born 1951) is a former Danish badminton player who won Danish national and international championships from the early 1970s to the early 1980s.

Career[edit]

Delfs is especially noteworthy for winning men's singles at the first IBF World Championships held in Malmö, Sweden in 1977.[1] He dominated that same 1976/1977 season by winning nearly all other noteworthy tournaments, including the All-England Championships.[2] Delfs won three consecutive European men's singles titles in 1976, 1978, and 1980.[3] He played on all four Danish Thomas Cup (men's international) teams between 1972 and 1982, two of which (1973, 1979) reached the championship round before losing to Indonesia.[4] Tall, with an elegant style and powerful backhand, Delfs was a highly impressive player at his best, but typically had difficulty in the hot, humid conditions he encountered in the Far East.[5]

Later life[edit]

After ending his active carrer, Delfs became CEO and co-owner of Patrick Skandinavia A/S.

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Men's single 1977 Malmö, SWE
3 Men's doubles (with Steen Skovgaard) 1980 Malmö, SWE
European Championships
1 Men's singles 1976 Dublin, Ireland
1 Men's single 1978 Preston, England
1 Men's singles 1980 Groningen, Netherlands
3 Men's singles 1972 Karlskrona, Sweden
3 Men's singles 1974 Vienna, Austria
3 Men's doubles (with Elo Hansen) 1974 Vienna, Austria
3 Men's doubles (with Elo Hansen) 1980 Groningen, Netherlands
Open Championships
1 Men's singles 1977 All England
Danish National Badminton Championships
1 Men's doubles (with Steen Skovgaard) 1975
1 Men's singles 1976
1 Men's doubles (with Elo Hansen) 1976
1 Men's singles 1977
1 Men's doubles (with Elo Hansen) 1976
1 Men's singles 1981
1 Men's doubles (with Steen Skovgaard) 1981

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pat Davis, The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 109.
  2. ^ Davis, 149
  3. ^ Davis, 115.
  4. ^ Davis 125-128.
  5. ^ Davis, 149.

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