Hailing from Denmark, Peter Hoeg GADE was a badminton player who took his retirement from International badminton in 2012. He was born on 14 December 1976. This has put him in the list of the best players as he has topped the world ranking chart consecutively from 1998 to 2001.
Peter Hoeg GADE played badminton at an early age of 6-7 years. He played as a double to Peder Nissen in the World Junior Championship in 1994 marking the start of his career. He was a right-handed badminton player and played mostly singles.
His career records had been astonishing, and he has registered 526 career wins till his retirement. He got his first mark in his career with the gold medal he received in the European Championship in 1998. But this was just the breakthrough in the career as he also won a bronze medal in the IBF World Championship in the Men’s Singles Category.
He has won five gold medals in the European Championships held consecutively in 1998, 200, 2004, 2006 and 2010.
He was also the part of the Men’s team in the European Championships held in 2006, 2008 and 2010 respectively, winning gold in all the three championships.
He has also played in the 2011 Sudirman Cup in the Men’s team and won a silver medal. He has also played in the 2012 Thomas Cup winning the Bronze medal.
People really admired his smooth footwork and fast attacks throughout his career. He has also represented his country Denmark in the Olympic Games of 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.
He had been the number 1 badminton player in the world from 1998 to 2001 proving his skills. In 2006 too, he could capture the number 1 spot for a short period. He has won 1 silver medal and 4 bronze medals in World Championships held in 1999, 2001, 2005, 2010 and 2011. He was also awarded the special title of DBF due to this.
After playing for so many years and winning many titles for his country, Peter GADE played his final match at Copenhagen Masters on 27 December 2012.
It was an exhibition match in which he defeated the two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan and announced his retirement from International Badminton in the sold-out stadium.