The last serve at the Olympics
As world number five in badminton, Peter Gade from Denmark plans to retire after the 2012 London Olympic Games, CS peeks into his life and career till date:
>> Peter Høeg Gade was born on December 14, 1976, in Aalborg, Denmark. He is of a Danish descent and currently resides in Holte in Copenhagen.
>> Peter started playing badminton at the age of six.
>> He plays for the Gentofte BK club.
>> Apart from playing badminton, Peter pursues music, wine and cooking as his hobbies.
>> He has two children – Nanna, and Alma, with the former handball player Camilla Høeg.
>> Gade made his mark in badminton history through his through his All-England title in 1999 and his five european crowns in the men’s single event.
>> He topped the world rankings from 1998 to 2001.
>> With his 16 Grand-Prix titles, he has become one of the most successful players of all time.
>> He has bagged the Special Award of the DBF 2006 and the IBF World Badminton Player of the year 1998 awards.
>> Peter plans to become a professional badminton coach after retirement and to take care of his family, especially his two daughters.
>> He won all four men’s singles matches for Denmark at the recent Sudirman Cup.
>> He also has a special dedication to promote his sport and has been involved with many activities to develop the sport amongst youngsters.