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MORTEN FROST or MORTEN FROST HANSEN, a.k.a. "MR BADMINTON", (born 4 April 1958) is a former badminton player and later coach, who represented Denmark
Denmark
. As a player, he spent twelve years in the top three of the world rankings.

CONTENTS

* 1 Badminton
Badminton
career

* 2 Career statistics

* 2.1 Continental tournaments singles finalist

* 2.2 International tournaments finals

* 2.2.1 Singles

* 2.2.1.1 Wins * 2.2.1.2 Runners-up

* 2.2.2 Doubles

* 2.2.2.1 Wins

* 2.3 National championships finals

* 2.3.1 Singles

* 2.3.1.1 Wins

* 3 Quotes * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links

BADMINTON CAREER

During his career, Frost won almost every available top level championship, except the World Badminton
Badminton
Championships where he scored a silver medal twice (1985 and 1987). When he lost his second World Championship in the finals, the headlines rang out "The World's greatest badminton player may never be World Champion." While this may be the enduring footnote to his career, Frost dominated at the much coveted All England
England
Open Badminton
Badminton
Championships (comparable to Wimbledon in tennis). He won that tournament in 1982, 1984, 1986, and 1987. He also was European champion in 1984 and 1986. He won the Nordic championship each year from 1978 through 1984 and again in 1988.

Frost is also distinguished by winning all of the invitational Grand Prix tournaments at least once, including his home country's Denmark Open , of which he was champion 1980-1986 and 1989. Morten Frost represented Denmark
Denmark
on the national team from 1976 to 1991, longer than anyone else.

Noted for his exceptionally smooth and fluid footwork, Frost's playing style was something of a cross between the traditional singles game featuring numerous clears (lobs) and drops, with smashes often reserved for weak returns, and the modern singles game featuring more smashing from the outset of a rally to create openings.

After his playing years were over, he went on to successfully coach the Danish national team. During his tenure as coach, the Danish national squad achieved over 20 major international wins, including an Olympic gold medal in 1996, six gold medals and three silver medals at the European Championships in 1996, the men's singles titles at the 1995 and 1996 All England
England
Championships, and a gold, two silver and four bronze medals at the World Championships in 1995. He later coached the national teams of Malaysia
Malaysia
and South Africa
South Africa
. Frost also worked as a commentator on the BBC
BBC
's TV coverage of the badminton tournament at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Glasgow
.

Morten Frost was inducted into the BWF Badminton
Badminton
Hall of Fame in 1998.

In 2015 Frost accepted a contract to be the head coach of the Malaysian national team until the end of 2020.

CAREER STATISTICS

CONTINENTAL TOURNAMENTS SINGLES FINALIST

DATE TOURNAMENT OPPONENT IN FINAL SCORE

1975 European Junior Championships Bruno Wackfelt

1980 European Championships Flemming Delfs
Flemming Delfs

1988 European Championships Darren Hall

INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS FINALS

Singles

Wins

DATE TOURNAMENT OPPONENT IN FINAL SCORE

1977 Norwegian International

1977 USSR International

1978 Nordic Championships

1979 Canadian Open

1979 Nordic Championships

1980 Denmark
Denmark
Open

1980 Canadian Open

1980 Nordic Championships

1981 Denmark
Denmark
Open

1981 Nordic Championships

1982 All England
England
Open Luan Jin 11-15 15-2 15-7

1982 Denmark
Denmark
Open

1982 German Open

1982 Scottish Open

1982 Nordic Championships

1983 Denmark
Denmark
Open

1983 Dutch Open

1983 Scottish Open

1983 Nordic Championships

1984 All England
England
Open Liem Swie King 9-15 15-10 15-10

1984 Denmark
Denmark
Open

1984 Japan Open

1984 Scottish Open

1984 Nordic Championships

1984 World Grand Prix Liem Swie King 15–5 15–4

1985 Denmark
Denmark
Open

1985 Malaysia
Malaysia
Open

1985 Welsh International

1986 All England
England
Open Misbun Sidek 15-2 15-8

1986 Denmark
Denmark
Open

1986 German Open

1986 Belgian International

1987 All England
England
Open Icuk Sugiarto 15-10 15-0

1987 Belgian International

1988 German Open

1988 Scottish Open

1989 Denmark
Denmark
Open

1989 German Open

1989 Scottish Open

1989 Nordic Championships

1989 Swedish Open

1990 Japan Open

1990 Finnish International

Runners-up

DATE TOURNAMENT OPPONENT IN FINAL SCORE

1983 All England
England
Open Luan Jin 2-15 15-13 4-15

1983 World Grand Prix Luan Jin 2–15 6–15

1985 All England
England
Open Zhao Jianhua 15-6 10-15 15-18

1986 World Grand Prix Yang Yang 13–18 8–15

1988 All England
England
Open Ib Frederiksen 15-8 7-15 10-15

1989 All England
England
Open Yang Yang 8-15 9-15

1990 Denmark
Denmark
Open Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–4 10–15 14–17

Doubles

Wins

DATE TOURNAMENT EVENT PARTNER OPPONENTS IN FINAL SCORE

1977 USSR International MD Steen Skovgaard

1980 Norwegian International MD Steen Fladberg

1981 Norwegian International MD Steen Fladberg

1982 Norwegian International MD Steen Fladberg

1983 Scottish Open XD Nettie Nielsen

1984 Scottish Open MD Jesper Helledie

1986 Norwegian International MD Steen Fladberg

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS

Singles

Wins

YEAR TOURNAMENT OPPONENT IN FINAL SCORE

1978 Danish National Championships

1979 Danish National Championships

1980 Danish National Championships

1982 Danish National Championships

1983 Danish National Championships

1984 Danish National Championships

1987 Danish National Championships

1990 Danish National Championships

1991 Danish National Championships

QUOTES

* "Jeg hader at tabe mere end de fleste. Jeg har en vilje til at vinde HVER gang!" - Morten Frost * "I hate to lose more than most. I have the will to win EVERY time!" - Morten Frost (translation of above) * "He used to give international players in England
England
a 14-0 start. And if they won, the bet was they would take the money. And most of the players would take the bet, but they made very little money. After that they found they couldn't win, so they never took the bet. But that's how you train not to make errors." - Tom John on Morten Frost

REFERENCES

Cited

* ^ "Players: Morten-Forst Hansen". Smash - Badminton
Badminton
site. Retrieved 2008-03-18. * ^ "PROFILE – Morten Frost". Badzine.net. 5 January 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2017. * ^ "Danish legend Frost to coach South Africa". Shuttler. 2001-03-30. * ^ "Tune in to the Beeb for badminton at Glasgow
Glasgow
2014". Badminton Scotland . Retrieved 3 August 2014. * ^ "High hopes for Morten Frost to revive Malaysia’s badminton glory". The Malaysian Insider. 27 February 2015.

General

* En eftermiddag med Morten Frost

FURTHER READING

* "The making of Morten Frost (Anecdotes about Frost)". BadmintonMania.

EXTERNAL LINKS

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