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International Badminton Academy (IBA)
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Morten Elbjørn:

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2607-1982

Ulrik Birchs alle 7, Copenhagen

183 cm

76 kg.

MD & MIX

Right-handed

Kastrup-Magleby badmintonklub

Kastrup-Magleby badmintonklub

Gymnasium

Single

Forza & Ellermann reklame

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): -

 

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Good from the back of the court, Hard smashes and good physical shape

Best results:

Semi finale in Viby´s mesterrække Mix 2001

Semi finale in Holland international U-19 MD 2000

Horsens eliterække U-19 winner MD 2000

Andrew Dabeka:

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October 25, 1978

Ejderstedgade 10, 5 TV

185cm

77 Kg

Men's Singles

Left-Handed

Randers Badminton Klub(RBK)

High School Completed

1 year Ottawa University.

Single

Yonex Canada

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 85 (53)

 

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I am happy to be giving myself the best chance to achieve my potential in badminton by training at the IBA; this is my goal.

Best results:

Canadian National Champion 1999 and 2001

Semi-finals Scottish International 2001

Quarter-Finals Irish International 2001

Pedro Yang:

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October 9th, 1976.

Bulowsvej 24B, Fredericksberg C

1.84 cm.

167 lb.

Singles

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Gentofte Badminton Klub

Highs School degree in English & Spanish. 3 years Business Administration in higher learning.

Soltero

Cerveza Gallo, Banco Industrial, Canales 3 y 7, Prensa Libre, Telgua.

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 75(47)

 

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In 1999 I saw the light! For two months I joined this new concept in the badminton world ( Michael Kjeldsen's International Badminton Academy). After I played like a zillion tournaments to try and qualify for the Olympics and didn't succeed. I knew the only way to make it to Athens is to come back to Denmark and this time, come for good! So I left my home country to come to this torturous blonde heaven to seek the standard I need to be a better player. Coming from a third world country and a country where badminton is not so known made me change so much, first in my points of views in life and second in enjoying badminton much more. People here in Denmark have been very nice to me, which has made me adapt better in such a different place from home. I have even started learning Danish to adapt much better, and makes Danes appreciate the fact that I'm also interested in learning their ways. I try to live my life for every day.....I plan not to waste any time, as you never know what tomorrow will bring........and if life gives me lemons there is always the option to make lemonade and make life a bit sweeter when there might be bitterness!!!!!!!

Best results:

Singles national Champion since 1998.

Other results:

1996 Semifinalist Peru International

1998 Semifinalist Mexico International

1999- Winner Puerto Rico International -semifinalist Panamerican Games (Winnipeg, Canada)

2001 Semifinalist Panamerican Games Lima, Peru.

Vitaly Durkin:

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02.09.1979

Vigerslev Alle 394 Hvidovre

174 cm

69 kg

Doubles

Right-handed

Holte

Novosibirsk badminton club

Studing in technical U in

Novosibirsk

Single

Sponsorno

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 140

 

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I came to Denmark in September 2000, because i want to be the best in badminton. I am sure that my game will improve and be better with training at the Academy with Michael Kjeldsen.

Best results:

National:1999: U 21 Winner in mens singles and winner in men's doubles2000:

Finalist in senior in mens doubles

2001: Semi-final in senior in mens doubles

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Russian Open 2000: 2nd in mens doubles

Dutch Open 2001: Quarte-final in mens doubles

Harriett Johnson:

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12/11/1980

East Sussex, England,Frederiksberg, Denmark

178cm

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Skovshoved (SIF)

Education: Finished

high school

Single

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Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 161 (132)

 

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I started playing badminton when I was 11 years old. I also played tennis and table-tennis up to the age of 14 but then decided to try and make it in badminton. I first represented England in the juniors when I was 15. When I was 18 I had achieved a senior national ranking of number 10.

Before I came to Denmark in April 2000 I trained with my coach, Manny Tripp but he had to move away which was the reason that I chose to come to the IBA. I feel that training in the IBA has given me great opportunities to practice with top players from all over the world and participate in the Danish club system which is one of the top ones in Europe.

My other interests include hanging out with friends, going to the cinema, other sports, listening to music and travelling.

Bob Milroy:

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09/10/78

Ejderstedgade 10, København

185 cm.

78 kilo

Singles, men’s

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KBK, Københavns

B.K.Royal Glenora, Canada

Currently studying in university of

Alberta. Completed high school

Ask Anna

Forza Canada

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 60 (60)

 

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I am a nice guy, who enjoys an intelligent conversation, Shakespeare and long walks under the stars.

I have always had great love for the sport of badminton, as it is the one area in life where I cannot get by on my looks alone.

I consider myself a deeply religious man and at "The Church of Michael Kjeldsen", I believe I have found the ideal place for me to explore my beliefs.

I hope to compete for as long as it takes to achieve my potential in the sport after which I will marry a wealthy woman who will (hopefully) support me financially in return for my affections.

Applications for this position may also be sent to Michael Kjeldsen.

Best results:

2000: Scottish Open finalist

2001: Winner La Chaux de Fonds

2001: Winner Czech International

2001: Hungarian Open finalist

 

Solenn:

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08.01.1979

Jersey, Channel Islands

164 cm.

52 kg.

Singles

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Hvidovre

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13 GCSE’s, 4 A levels and a Bachelor of Education Honors Degree

Single

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Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): -

 

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I participated and competed in several different sports from a young age, including; swimming, diving, athletics, gymnastics and badminton, eventually finding my passion in the last of these. I represented Jersey in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia, which was a fantastic experience. I have completed a degree in Physical Education and Information Communications Technology Teaching, which comprised of 4 years of study at a University in England. In July I moved to Copenhagen to train at the IBA and to play in a Danish club called ‘Hvidovre’. So far I have thoroughly enjoyed being in Denmark and find the IBA to be an excellent training environment.

Best results:

Jersey Commonwealth Games Team 1998

Consistent top 15 English Ranking

Two Time Island Games Gold Medallist

 

Katja Zvereva:

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02.03.1983

Hyltebro 3, 1.th, 2200 Kbh. N.

175 cm.

65 kg.

LS, LD, MIX

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Holte

Novosibirsk

Student, the Olympic Reserve

College

Single

None

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 329 (329)

 

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I came to Denmark to improve my badminton , I Don’t have that good conditions as I have here.

 

Anna Rice:

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August 19, 1980

North Vancouver / Copenhagen

167 cm.

62 kg.

Singles

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Gentofte, Copenhagen

Hollyburn, West Vancouver

Currently completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science

Not married.

Black Knight

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 58 (52)

 

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I have played badminton since I was eight years old and am currently training in Copenhagen where I believe the IBA and the Danish Club system combine to make a near ideal training environment. For the past two seasons I have played and coached at the Gentofte Badminton Club. After I am done playing badminton I plan to focus full time on my studies.

Best results:

Auckland International 2001, ladies singles finalist.

Danish Open 2001, ladies singles last 16.

Pan American Junior Champion in singles.

Norwegian International 2000, ladies singles semi-finalist.  

 

Ville Kinnunen:

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15.03.78

Vigerslev Alle, 2650 Hvidovre

174 cm.

73 kg.

Singles

Right handed

Hvidovre Badminton Club

Sulkapalloseura DRIVE

Studying in Technical Uni. of Helsinki

not married

Forza Finland

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 154 (52)

 

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Man of Steel

Best results:

A couple of semi final places on EBU-circuit and in thebest of 16 in world junior championships  

 

Jim Ronny Andersen
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5-5-1975 

 Bülowssvej 24 A 1.tv.

177 cm.

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Menssingle

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 Kastrup

 Kristiansand BK

 Bachelor of Business & Management

Girlfriend
Posbanken, Boen Parkett,
Gumpens Auto, Forza

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 53 (40)

 

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I started playing badminton when i was 12 years old. Before thar i played football all the time. My debut on the senior nationalteam of Norway was at the Euoropean Champs. in Holland 1995. After finishing Upper secondary school I was one year in the army. Hobbie : telemarkskiing, waterskiing, football, reading books and social evenings with friends.  

 

Results:
National Championchips:
 1995  2nd doubles, 3nd singles
 1996  2nd doubles, 2nd singles
 1997  1st doubles, 2nd singles
 1998  1st doubles, 2nd singles
 1999  2nd singles
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World Championchips:
 1999 2nd round (Sidek) 
Other Championchips:
 Brazil Open 1998 2nd singles 
 Norway Open 1998 3rd, MS 
 Wales Open 1998 3rd, MS 
 Peru open 1999 3rd, MS 
 Chile Open 1999 3rd, MS 
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Alexander Russkikh
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01.09.1978

Hyltebro 3, 1.th, 2200 Kbh. N.

174 cm

66 kg

MD, MXD

Right

Holte

Gatchina

Sport Univercity

Single

No

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): (36)

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I’m playing badminton for whole my live, I have seen many countries and met a lot of friends with badminton.2001 I have been at Prakash Padukone badminton academy in India I have got many good things from there. Now I’m playing at IBA of Michael Kjeldsen in Copenhagen, and going to practice very hard here to reach Olympic Games.

Best results:

National champ.-Winner MXD 2001,

European Junior Champ.team events Runner Up 1997

National.champ.2000 – MD runner up

Russian Open 2000 – MD runner up, MXD3rd

Dutch Open quarter finalist 2001

Joe Open , Romania 1999 MXD Finalist

National Junior Champ. 1998-2000 – Winner LS, LD, MXD

  
Anastasia Russkikh
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20.05.1983

Hyltebro 3, 1.th, 2200 Kbh. N.

165 cm.

64 kg.

LS, LD, MXD

Right

Skælskør

Gatchina

College

Single

Babolat

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): None ( 38)

 

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I ‘m playing badminton since I was 4 years old and I really like it. To improve my game and become on of the best players I came to Denmark, where I can get a lot of good playing practice . And we have a nice coach at the academy who is giving us a right trainings…

Best results:

Dutch Open 2001 – Winner LD

French Open 2001 – Semifinal LD

Austrian Open 2001 – Winner LD

National Champ. 2001 – Winner LD, MXD, Quaterfinal – LS

Europian Junior Champ. 2000 – Semifinal LD, Quterfinal - MXD

Wimbledon Junior 1999 – Winner LS,LD

National Junior Champ. 1998-2000 – Winner LS, LD, MXD

 
Nina Weckström
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10. 8. 1979 

Skyttegårdsvej 33, 1.tv, 2500 Valby

164 cm.

52 kg.

Ladies single

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Københavns Badminton Klub

Helsingfors Badminton Club

Gratuated from highschool

Single

Forza, H2O, Finnair, Orion, Skånemeijeri, Sampo, Receptum, Kesko

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 64 (51)

 

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I started playing badminton at the age of ten. I moved to Denmark after finishing high school, and I’ve been training in the IBA ever since. This is my 3rd season with the IBA.

Interests: reading, figure skating

Best results:

Finnish national championships 1999, 2000, 2001 2nd in singles, winner in doubles

3rd in Ireland int., Romania int. 2000

Anu Weckström
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16. 12. 1977

Biblioteksvej 62, 2650 Hvidovre,

170 cm.

62 kg.

Ladies single

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Hvidovre Badminton Club 

Helsingfors Badminton Club

Gratuated from highschool

Single

Forza, Veikkaus, H2O, Finnair, Orion, Skånemeijeri, Sampo, Receptum, Kesko

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 43 (23 )

 

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I’ve been playing badminton since the age of 11, at which time I fell in love with the sport. I moved to Denmark in 1997 and started training at the IBA when it was created.

Interests: reading, movies, friends, music

pBest result:

Finnish national championships 1996-2001 winner in singles,

Finnish national championships 1999-2001 winner in doubles

Winner of Scottish Open 2000, Winner of Norway Open 2000, Olympics 2000

Elisabeth Cann
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21-3-1979 

Biblioteksvej 62, 2650 Hvidovre

165 cm

 60 kg

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Hvidovre Badminton klub

 

11G.C.S.E´s & 3A´levels

Single

Babolat & Abacus

 

Current World Ranking: (best in parenthesis): 86 (47)

 

Profile of player:

I started playing badminton when I was about 8. I also did gymnastics, swimming & diving. I moved to Denmark when I was 19 and am currently training full time at the IBA. I finished studying when I was 18 but may continue it at a later date. I really enjoy training in Denmark and have learnt a lot since I’ve been here. I like to read, listen to music and socialise with my friends in my spare time.

Best results:

As of 5/11/01 ranked 4 in England

World championships 2001

Member of English Team

Irish International 2000-Finalist

Danish Open 2000-last 16

Commonwealth Games 1998

Member of Jersey team-2nd round