From 1979 to 1987 Steen Fladberg won the National Championship in mixed doubles and men’s doubles teaming up with, amongst others, Morten Frost and Jan Paulsen.
Strangely, Steen and Jesper Helledie never got their hands on the men’s doubles trophy as a pair. Instead, they won the World Championship!
The World Championship in 1983 in Denmark was by far the highlight of Steen’s career, when he and Jesper took home the trophy against Mike Tredgett and Martin Dew with 15-10 15-10. On their way to the final the pair had defeated the bottom seed Chinese pair Sun Zhian and Yao Ximing as comfortably as 15-8 15-4.
At the same occasion Steen also made his way to the mixed doubles final, where he had to make due with a silver medal. This fantastic doubles player also gave Denmark some great moments in the European Championships, where he once again teamed up with Jesper Helledie in 1986 and won the men’s doubles, and the mixed doubles in 1987 teaming up with Gillian Clark from England.
Finally, Steen became Nordic Champion as many as five times and played 56 matches for Denmark from 1977 to 1989.
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