Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen

For many years Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen constituted the world’s best men’s doubles with his partner Finn Kobberø.
He reached the All England-finals 12 times and won half of them with Kobberø in the years 1955 and 1956 and four years in a row from 1961 to 1964. He lost the final in men’s doubles three times, in 1958 to Erland Kops/Poul-Erik Nielsen with Kobberø, in 1960 with Henning Borch to Lim Say Hup/Teh Kew San, Malaya and in 1966 with Finn Kobberø. They lost to Ng Boon Bee/Tan Yee Khan.
Despite the fact that he was a finalist three times, Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen never won a mixed doubles final at All England. He lost the final twice with Anni H.H. and once in 1959 with Kirsten Thorndahl.
He won seven Danish doubles championships with Finn Kobberø and once in mixed doubles with Anni H.H. Hammergaard never won a Danish Championship in singles, but he did win twice as a youth player, in 1946 in the Under16 category and in 1949 in the Under18 category.
Besides the many national and international results, Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen is known as the first Danish player to use a backhand smash with great force.
Jørgen played 45 matches for the national team from 1951-1966.

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