Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen

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Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen
Personal information
Country  Denmark
Born (1965-09-20) September 20, 1965 (age 52)
Helsinge, Denmark
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Handedness Left
Men's singles
Highest ranking 1
BWF profile

Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen (born September 20, 1965) is the current President of the Badminton World Federation and a retired Danish badminton player who won major international singles titles in the 1990s, and ranks among Denmark's badminton greats.

Badminton career[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Denmark
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Singles

Høyer Larsen competed in three Summer Olympics. In Barcelona 1992 he was defeated in quarterfinals by Ardy Wiranata. In Atlanta 1996 he won the gold medal in the men's singles after beating Dong Jiong in the final. In 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney he lost in the opening round.

He also won two All-England Open Badminton Championships in 1995 and 1996, and the European Badminton Championships in 1992, 1994 and 1996.

Høyer became President of Badminton Europe in 2010. In February 2007 he was nominated Vice-President of the Danmarks Badminton Forbund.[1] On May 18, 2013, Høyer was elected President of the Badminton World Federation.

Medals achieved[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
Summer Olympics
1 Singles 1996 Atlanta, USA
Thomas Cup
2 Team 1996 Hong Kong
European Championships
1 Singles 1992 Glasgow, SCO
1994 Den Bosch, NED
1996 Herning, DEN
2 Singles 2000 Glasgow, SCO
3 Singles 1990 Moscow, USSR
1998 Sofia, BUL

Career statistics[edit]

BWF tournaments finals[edit]


Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
1996 Summer Olympics China Dong Jiong 15-12, 15-12

Continental tournaments finals[edit]


Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
1992 European Championships Denmark Thomas Stuer Lauridsen
1994 European Championships Sweden Tomas Johansson
1996 European Championships Denmark Peter Rasmussen
Date Tournament Opponent in final Score
2000 European Championships Denmark Peter Gade

International tournaments finals[edit]


Date Tournament Opponent in final Score
1985 Czechoslovakian Open
1987 Dutch Open
1988 Denmark Open
1988 Belgian International
1990 Denmark Open Denmark Morten Frost 4-15, 15-10, 17-14
1990 Nordic Championships
1991 German Open Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 15-8, 15-8
1991 Dutch Open
1992 Swedish Open
1993 Denmark Open Sweden Jens Olsson
1993 Dutch Open
1994 German Open Sweden Jens Olsson 15-8, 15-8
1994 Denmark Open Indonesia Alan Budi Kusuma
1994 Dutch Open
1995 Denmark Open Indonesia Hendrawan 17-18, 17-14, 17-16
1995 All England Open Indonesia Hariyanto Arbi 17–16, 15–6
1996 All England Open Malaysia Rashid Sidek 15–7, 15–6
1996 Copenhagen Masters
1997 Russian Open
1999 Denmark Open Malaysia Wong Choong Hann 17-15, 15-4
Date Tournament Opponent in final Score
1991 Denmark Open Indonesia Hermawan Susanto 8-15, 15-2, 15-8
1992 Denmark Open England Darren Hall 15-11, 18-13
1995 German Open Indonesia Joko Suprianto
1997 German Open Denmark Peter Gade 12-15, 15-12, 15-12

National championships finals[edit]


Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
1989 Danish National Championships
1995 Danish National Championships
1996 Danish National Championships
1998 Danish National Championships


  1. ^ Hoyer Larsen new DBF Vice-President, BadZine.info, 14 February 2007[dead link]

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