Peter Gade

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Peter Gade
Badminton Peter Gade.jpg
Personal information
Birth namePeter Gade Christensen
Country Denmark
Born (1976-12-14) December 14, 1976 (age 42)
Aalborg, Denmark[1]
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career record517 Win, 155 Loss
Highest ranking1 (June 22, 2006)
Current rankingRetired (2012)
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 and backhand (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]

Men's 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's Singles 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's Singles 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's Singles 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's Singles 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's Singles 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[4]

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.[5] 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 in a farewell exhibition match at the Copenhagen Masters on 27 December 2012 in front of a sold-out crowd at Falconer Salen.[6]

Achievements[edit]

BWF World Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Wembley Arena, London, England China Lin Dan 24–22, 7–21, 15–21 Bronze Bronze
2010 Stade Pierre de Coubertin, Paris, France China Chen Jin 21–19, 8–21, 11–21 Bronze Bronze
2005 Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, United States China Lin Dan 9–15, 15–13, 11–15 Bronze Bronze
2001 Palacio de Deportes de San Pablo, Seville, Spain Indonesia Hendrawan 6–15, 16–17 Silver Silver
1999 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark Chinese Taipei Fung Permadi 11–15, 15–1, 14–15 Bronze Bronze

European Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21–14, 21–11 Gold Gold
2006 Maaspoort Sports and Events, Den Bosch, Netherlands Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 21–19, 21–18 Gold Gold
2004 Palais de Sports, Geneva, Switzerland Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 15–9, 15–10 Gold Gold
2000 Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–5, 15–11 Gold Gold
1998 Winter Sports Palace, Sofia, Bulgaria Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 15–8, 15–4 Gold Gold

World Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1994 Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Denmark Peder Nissen Indonesia Eng Hian
Indonesia Andreas
15–10, 15–11 Gold Gold

European Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Nitra, Slovakia England Mark Constable –, – Gold Gold

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1995 Nitra, Slovakia Denmark Peder Nissen Denmark Jonas Rasmussen
Denmark Søren Hansen
–, – Gold Gold

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, introduced in 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year's end.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2011 Indonesia Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 11–21, 7–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 India Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 12–21, 21–12, 15–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Superseries Finals Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 9–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Korea Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 12–21, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Hong Kong Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 13–21, 21–13, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2009 Korea Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21–18, 10–21, 21–17 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Superseries Finals Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 8–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 French Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 16–21, 21–17, 21–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Denmark Open Denmark Joachim Persson 21–18, 17–21, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Malaysia Open China Bao Chunlai 21–15, 17–21, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

IBF Grand Prix[edit]

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation since 1983.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2006 Singapore Open Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 21–10, 21–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 China Masters China Chen Jin 19–21, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Swiss Open Malaysia Muhammad Hafiz Hashim 14–17, 10–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2005 Korea Open Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 7–15, 15–4, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2004 All England Open China Lin Dan 15–9, 5–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2002 U.S. Open Denmark Peter Rasmussen 17–14, 15–17, 15–1 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2001 Korea Open China Xiao Hui 15–7, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Denmark Open Sweden George Rimarcdi 15–11, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Chinese Taipei Open Malaysia Wong Choong Hann 15–9, 15–5 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2000 Korea Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 15–3, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Grand Prix Finals Indonesia Marleve Mainaky 15–11, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 Japan Open China Sun Jun 15–3, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1999 All England Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 15–11, 7–15, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Grand Prix Finals China Sun Jun 11–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Denmark Open China Dong Jiong 15–8, 17–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Singapore Open Indonesia Hendrawan 10–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1998 Malaysia Open Indonesia Jeffer Rosobin 15–5, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Swiss Open China Sun Jun 15–12, 8–15, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1998 Japan Open China Luo Yigang 15–3, 15–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Hong Kong Open Denmark Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 7–15, 15–6, 15–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 Denmark Open China Dong Jiong 17–15, 11–15, 12–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 German Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 12–15, 15–12, 15–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
1997 U.S. Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 6–15, 15–7, 2–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Malaysia Open Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 11–15, 11–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1997 Chinese Taipei Open Denmark Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–10, 18–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

IBF International[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1996 Scottish Open China Ji Xinpeng 15–8, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official profile Archived 2010-12-01 at the Wayback Machine. Petergade.net. Retrieved on 2011-10-24.
  2. ^ BWF World Ranking. Bwfbadminton.org. Retrieved on 2013-01-12.
  3. ^ Title number 9 Archived 2009-01-01 at the Wayback Machine, petergade.net, 29 December 2008
  4. ^ "Peter Gade". Athens2004.com. Athens Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Retrieved 2004-09-07.
  5. ^ Måske er trænertalentet større
  6. ^ [1] xinhuanet.com retrieved 28 December 2012
  7. ^ Hearn, Don (11 December 2018). "Big winners awarded on BWF's 'Night of Nights'". Badzine.net. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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