Jens Eriksen

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Jens Eriksen
Personal information
Birth nameJens Dyrløv Eriksen
Country Denmark
Born (1969-12-30) December 30, 1969 (age 48)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
CoachSteen Pedersen
Men's & Mixed Doubles
Highest ranking1 (men's doubles)
1 (mixed doubles)
BWF profile

Jens Dyrløv Eriksen (born December 30, 1969) is a male badminton player from Denmark.


2004 Olympics[edit]

He played badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles and mixed doubles.

In men's doubles, Eriksen and his partner Martin Lundgaard Hansen had a bye in the first round and defeated Howard Bach and Kevin Han of the United States in the second. In the quarterfinals, Eriksen and Hansen beat Fu Haifeng and Cai Yun of China 3-15, 15-11, 15-8. They lost the semifinal to Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung of Korea 9-15, 15-5, 15-3 and the bronze medal match against Eng Hian and Flandy Limpele of Indonesia 15-13, 15-7 to finish fourth place.

He also competed in mixed doubles with partner Mette Schjoldager. They defeated Svetoslav Stoyanov and Victoria Wright of France in the first round and Kim Yong-hyun and Lee Hyo-jung of Korea in the second. In the quarterfinals, Eriksen and Schjoldager beat Nova Widianto and Vita Marissa of Indonesia 15-12, 15-8 to advance to the semifinals. There, they lost to Zhang Jun and Gao Ling of China 15-9, 15-5. In the bronze medal match, they defeated fellow Danish pair Jonas Rasmussen and Rikke Olsen 15-5, 15-5 to win the bronze medal.

He missed the chance to be the first Danish sportsman in 20 years (since Henning Lynge Jakobsen at the 1984 Summer Olympics) to win two medals in the same Olympic Games.

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