Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen is the first Danish badminton player to have won a medal at the Olympics, when he took third place in 1992 in Barcelona.
On his way to the semi-finals he quickly got the attention from the entire Danish badminton nation by defeating two seeded players, Liu Jun and Rashid Sidek.
He became known as “the fighter” from Denmark, but unfortunately his opponent in the semi-final, the Indonesian Budi Kusuma (to some known as the human wall) broke Thomas’ winning streak in a very equal match.
Besides the Olympic bronze medal Thomas has won the National Championship in men’s singles three times from 1992 to 1994 and the Nordic Championship in men’s doubles in 1991 and men’s singles in 1992 and 1995.
He played 28 matches for Denmark from 1992 to 1998.
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