The Info List - Morten Frost

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Morten Frost or Morten Frost Hansen (born 4 April 1958) is a former badminton player and later coach, who represented Denmark. As a player, he spent twelve years in the top three of the world rankings.


1 Badminton career 2 Career statistics

2.1 Continental tournaments singles finalist 2.2 International tournaments finals

2.2.1 Singles Wins Runners-up

2.2.2 Doubles Wins

2.3 National championships finals

2.3.1 Singles Wins

3 Quotes 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

Badminton career[edit] During his career, Frost won almost every available top level championship, except the World 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 Open Badminton Championships. 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 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 Championships, and a gold, two silver and four bronze medals at the World Championships in 1995. He later coached the national teams of Malaysia and South Africa.[2] Frost also worked as a commentator on the BBC's TV coverage of the badminton tournament at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.[3] Morten Frost was inducted into the BWF Badminton Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2015 Frost accepted a contract to be technical director of the Malaysian national team until the end of 2020.[4] Early 2017, Frost had a fallout with Malaysian former world number 1 player Lee Chong Wei regarding what Lee said was an unfair treatment towards him after his injury.[5] On September 2017, Frost resigned from his position in Malaysia, citing personal reasons.[6] Career statistics[edit] Continental tournaments singles finalist[edit]

Date Tournament Opponent in final Score

1975 European Junior Championships Bruno Wackfelt

1980 European Championships Flemming Delfs

1988 European Championships Darren Hall

International tournaments finals[edit] Singles[edit] Wins[edit]

Date Tournament Opponent in final Score

1977 Norwegian International

1977 USSR International

1978 Nordic Championships

1979 Canadian Open

1979 Nordic Championships

1980 Denmark Open

1980 Canadian Open

1980 Nordic Championships

1981 Denmark Open

1981 Nordic Championships

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

1982 Denmark Open

1982 German Open

1982 Scottish Open

1982 Nordic Championships

1983 Denmark Open

1983 Dutch Open

1983 Scottish Open

1983 Nordic Championships

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

1984 Denmark Open

1984 Japan Open

1984 Scottish Open

1984 Nordic Championships

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

1985 Denmark Open

1985 Malaysia Open

1985 Welsh International

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

1986 Denmark Open

1986 German Open

1986 Belgian International

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

1987 Belgian International

1988 German Open

1988 Scottish Open

1989 Denmark Open

1989 German Open

1989 Scottish Open

1989 Nordic Championships

1989 Swedish Open

1990 Japan Open

1990 Finnish International


Date Tournament Opponent in final Score

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doubles[edit] Wins[edit]

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[edit] Singles[edit] Wins[edit]

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


"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 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



^ "Players: Morten-Forst Hansen". Smash - Badminton site. Retrieved 2008-03-18. [permanent dead link] ^ "Danish legend Frost to coach South Africa". Shuttler. 2001-03-30.  ^ "Tune in to the Beeb for badminton at 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. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016.  ^ "World No 1 Lee Chong Wei threatens to quit Badminton Association of Malaysia". TODAYonline. Retrieved 2017-10-11.  ^ "Frost maintains that 'personal reasons' were why he quit". New Straits Times. September 19, 2017. 


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Further reading[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Morten Frost's Profile - BadmintonDenmark.com

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World Badminton Grand Prix Finals Champions in Men's Singles

1983: Luan Jin (CHN) 1984: Morten Frost (DEN) 1985: Han Jian (CHN) 1986: Yang Yang (CHN) 1987: Xiong Guobao (CHN) 1988: Zhang Qingwu (CHN) 1989: Xiong Guobao (CHN) 1990: Eddy Kurniawan (INA) 1991: Zhao Jianhua (CHN) 1992: Rashid Sidek (MAS) 1993: Joko Suprianto (INA) 1994: Ardy Wiranata (INA) 1995: Joko Suprianto (INA) 1996: Fung Permadi (TPE) 1997: Sun Jun (CHN) 1998: Sun Jun (CHN) 1999: Peter Gade (DEN) 2000: Xia Xuanze (CHN)

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All England Open Badminton Championships in Men's Singles

1900: Sydney Howard Smith (ENG) 1901: H. W. Davies (ENG) 1902: Ralph Watling (ENG) 1903: Ralph Watling (ENG) 1904: Henry Norman Marrett (ENG) 1905: Henry Norman Marrett (ENG) 1906: Norman Wood (ENG) 1907: Norman Wood (ENG) 1908: Henry Norman Marrett (ENG) 1909: Frank Chesterton (ENG) 1910: Frank Chesterton (ENG) 1911: Guy A. Sautter (CH) 1912: Frank Chesterton (ENG) 1913: Guy A. Sautter (CH) 1914: Guy A. Sautter (CH) 1920: George Thomas (ENG) 1921: George Thomas (ENG) 1922: George Thomas (ENG) 1923: George Thomas (ENG) 1924: Gordon 'Curly' Mack (IRE) 1925: Frank Devlin (IRE) 1926: Frank Devlin (IRE) 1927: Frank Devlin (IRE) 1928: Frank Devlin (IRE) 1929: Frank Devlin (IRE) 1930: Donald C. Hume (ENG) 1931: Frank Devlin (IRE) 1932: Ralph Nichols (ENG) 1933: Raymond M. White (ENG) 1934: Ralph Nichols (ENG) 1935: Raymond M. White (ENG) 1936: Ralph Nichols (ENG) 1937: Ralph Nichols (ENG) 1938: Ralph Nichols (ENG) 1939: Tage Madsen (DEN) 1947: Conny Jepsen (SWE) 1948: Jørn Skaarup (DEN) 1949: David G. Freeman (USA) 1950: Wong Peng Soon (MAS) 1951: Wong Peng Soon (MAS) 1952: Wong Peng Soon (MAS) 1953: Eddy Choong (MAS) 1954: Eddy Choong (MAS) 1955: Wong Peng Soon (MAS) 1956: Eddy Choong (MAS) 1957: Eddy Choong (MAS) 1958: Erland Kops (DEN) 1959: Tan Joe Hok (INA) 1960: Erland Kops (DEN) 1961: Erland Kops (DEN) 1962: Erland Kops (DEN) 1963: Erland Kops (DEN) 1964: Knud Aage Nielsen (DEN) 1965: Erland Kops (DEN) 1966: Tan Aik Huang (MAS) 1967: Erland Kops (DEN) 1968: Rudy Hartono (INA) 1969: Rudy Hartono (INA) 1970: Rudy Hartono (INA) 1971: Rudy Hartono (INA) 1972: Rudy Hartono (INA) 1973: Rudy Hartono (INA) 1974: Rudy Hartono (INA) 1975: Svend Pri (DEN) 1976: Rudy Hartono (INA) 1977: Flemming Delfs (DEN) 1978: Liem Swie King (INA) 1979: Liem Swie King (INA) 1980: Prakash Padukone (IND) 1981: Liem Swie King (INA) 1982: Morten Frost (DEN) 1983: Luan Jin (CHN) 1984: Morten Frost (DEN) 1985: Zhao Jianhua (CHN) 1986: Morten Frost (DEN) 1987: Morten Frost (DEN) 1988: Ib Frederiksen (DEN) 1989: Yang Yang (CHN) 1990: Zhao Jianhua (CHN) 1991: Ardy Wiranata (INA) 1992: Liu Jun (CHN) 1993: Hariyanto Arbi (INA) 1994: Hariyanto Arbi (INA) 1995: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen (DEN) 1996: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen (DEN) 1997: Dong Jiong (CHN) 1998: Sun Jun (CHN) 1999: Peter Gade (DEN) 2000: Xia Xuanze (CHN) 2001: Pullela Gopichand (IND) 2002: Chen Hong (CHN) 2003: Muhammad Hafiz Hashim (MAS) 2004: Lin Dan (CHN) 2005: Chen Hong (CHN) 2006: Lin Dan (CHN) 2007: Lin Dan (CHN) 2008: Chen Jin (CHN) 2009: Lin Dan (CHN) 2010: Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 2011: Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 2012: Lin Dan (CHN) 2013: Chen Long (CHN) 2014: Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 2015: Chen Long (CHN) 2016: Lin Dan (CHN) 2017: Lee Chong Wei (MAS) 2018: Shi Yuqi (CHN)

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European Badminton Champions in Men's Singles

1968: Sture Johnsson (SWE) 1970: Sture Johnsson (SWE) 1972: Wolfgang Bochow (FRG) 1974: Sture Johnsson (SWE) 1976: Flemming Delfs (DEN) 1978: Flemming Delfs (DEN) 1980: Flemming Delfs (DEN) 1982: Jens Peter Nierhoff (DEN) 1984: Morten Frost (DEN) 1986: Morten Frost (DEN) 1988: Darren Hall (ENG) 1990: Steve Baddeley (ENG) 1992: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen (DEN) 1994: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen (DEN) 1996: Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen (DEN) 1998: Peter Gade (DEN) 2000: Peter Gade (DEN) 2002: Peter Rasmussen (DEN) 2004: Peter Gade (DEN) 2006: Peter Gade (DEN) 2008: Kenneth Jonassen (DEN) 2010: Peter Gade (DEN) 2012: Marc Zwiebler (GER) 2014: Jan Ø. Jørgensen (DEN) 2016: Viktor Axelsen (DEN) 2017: