Martin Lundgaard Hansen was born on 11 October 1972, and he is one of the best men’s doubles players, who represented Denmark between 2000 and 2010.
Lundgaard started as men’s singles and in 1993 he was selected to play the World Championships in Birmingham. The management of Badminton Denmark selected three talents, who should go to the tournament, and together with Kenneth Jonassen and Peter Rasmussen Lundgaard went to England.
But as the years went by, it became clear that Lundgaard should try his talent in the men’s doubles, and it was the right choice. Together with Jens Eriksen Lundgaard got great success on the international men’s doubles scene.
Martin Lundgaard managed to participate in three Olympic Championships (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing in 2008), and together with Eriksen he finished fourth in 2004.
Lundgaard played at the beginning of his men’s doubles career with Lars Paaske, with who he won the Danish Open in 1999, but the great triumphs came with Jens Eriksen.
The career highlights for Martin Lundgaard was when he with Eriksen in 2004 and 2006 won the All England men’s doubles. The couple was at the time a half years as no.1 in the world.
Together they won also among gold at the European Championships, a number of Danish championships and a victory in the China Masters.
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