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Lars Paaske

Lars Paaske (born January 18, 1976) is a male badminton player from Denmark.

Career

He competed in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with partner Jonas Rasmussen. They had a bye in the first round, then were defeated in the round of 16 by Yim Bang-eun and Kim Yong-hyun of Korea. He is competing in the badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing in men's doubles with partner Jonas Rasmussen where they were chasing the one medal lacking in their collection: An olympic medal. Unfortunately the guys lost the semifinal and the bronze game finishing on the unfortunate 4th place.

He won the gold medal at the 2008 European Badminton Championships in men's doubles with Jonas Rasmussen.

History

Lars Paaske had his break trough with Martin Lundgaard, they won Denmark Open in 1999 and repeated the success 2001.

In 2002 Paaske changed partner and paired with Jonas Rasmussen and this proved to be a good idea. While only in their second season, Passke and Rasmussen won the 2003 World Championship in Birmingham. This was the first time in 20 years that the title was won by Denmark. The same year, Paaske and Rasmussen achieved yet another historical result by winning China Open and were thereby the first Europeans to win the title. The following 12 months Paaske and Rasmussen held the number one position on the world ranking list. Lars Paaske and Jonas Rasmussen have never lost a match when representing the Danish National team in the Thomas Cup.

Lars Paaske played well on National ground, winning the Denmark Open MD title with Jonas Rasmussen in 2004 and 2006 and in 2007 they came second.

In 2008 Paaske became European Champion in MD and now Paaske and Rasmussen are chasing the missing medal in their collection, an Olympic medal. Lars Paaske represented Denmark in Sydney in 2000 together with Martin Lundgaard, in 2004 together with Jonas Rasmussen and in 2008 in Beijing also with Jonas Rasmussen.

Individual md results

Winner:
DENMARK OPEN 1999
DENMARK OPEN 2001
Yonex German Open 2002
CHINA OPEN 2003
DENMARK OPEN 2004
DENMARK OPEN 2006
Yonex Japan Super Series 2008

Runner Up:
YONEX-SUNRISE SINGAPORE OPEN 2003
YONEX ALL ENGLAND OPEN 2005
SIAM CEMENT THAILAND OPEN 2005
DENMARK OPEN 2005
SINGAPORE OPEN 2006
YONEX CHINESE TAIPEI GRAND PRIX GOLD 2007
Proton Malaysia Open Super Series 2008

Championships:
World Championships 2003 - gold
World Championships 2006 - bronze
European Championships 2008 - gold

References

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