Tage Madsen

Tage Madsen succeeded in becoming the first non-British winner of All England in 1939 – the same year as Ruth Dalsgaard/Tonny Olsen (later Ahm) won the women’s doubles. The tournament was interrupted by WW2 but when it started again in 1947, the Danish players continued where they had left off in 1939.
Besides the All England triumph, Tage Madsen became National Champion several times in all categories. He won the men’s singles in 1938 and 1940 and was undefeated from 1942-1946, where Jørn Skaarup won the title from Tage Madsen. Tage Madsen won the men’s doubles for the first time in 1937 and repeated the success in 1940-1942, 1944 and 1945 with Carl Frøhlke as his partner.
In mixed doubles Tage Madsen won from 1938-1940 and again in 1942, 1946 and 1949 with Ruth Dalsgaard and Kirsten Thorndahl respectively.
He played for the national team until the beginning of the 1950s.

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