Flemming Delfs
Flemming Delfs is a former Danish
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players or two opposing pairs , who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their...

 player who won Danish national
Danish National Badminton Championships
The Danish National Badminton Championships is a tournament organized to crown the best badminton players in Denmark since the season 1930/1931.-21st century:Below is the list of the past winners in this 21st century.-References:*...

 and international championships from the early 1970s to the early 1980s.


Delfs is especially noteworthy for winning men's singles at the first IBF World Championships
1977 IBF World Championships
-Medalists:- Men's singles :- Women's singles :- Men's doubles :- Women's doubles :- Mixed doubles :-Medal account:-External links:* *...

  held in Malmo, Sweden in 1977. He dominated that same 1976/1977 season by winning nearly all other noteworthy tournaments, including the All-England Championships
All England Open Badminton Championships
The All England Open Badminton Championships, or simply All England, is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious badminton tournaments. Played annually, it developed after the success of world's first badminton tournament held in Guildford in 1898...

. Delfs won three consecutive European
European Badminton Championships
The European Badminton Championships is a tournament organized by the Badminton Europe . The first of these competitions was held in 1968. The competition is held once every two years to determine the best badminton players in Europe....

 men's singles titles in 1976, 1978, and 1980. He played on all four Danish
Denmark national badminton team
The Denmark national badminton team is a badminton team located in Denmark and represents the nation of Denmark in international badminton team competitions...

 Thomas Cup
Thomas Cup
The Thomas Cup, sometimes called the World Men's Team Championships, is an international badminton competition among teams representing member nations of the Badminton World Federation , the sport's global governing body...

 (men's international) teams between 1972 and 1982, two of which (1973
1973 Thomas Cup
The 1973 Thomas Cup was the 9th edition of the Thomas Cup, the world championship of men's international team badminton . The final set of ties involving regional zone winners and the defending champion nation were held in Jakarta, Indonesia in late May and early June 1973...

, 1979
1979 Thomas Cup
The 1979 Thomas Cup was the 11th edition of the Thomas Cup competition, the world championship of men's international team badminton. The final rounds contested by qualifying zone winners and defending champion Indonesia were held in Jakarta, Indonesia in late May and early June...

) reached the championship round before losing to Indonesia. Tall, with an elegant style and powerful backhand, Delfs was a highly impressive player at his best, but typically had difficulty in the hot, humid conditions he encountered in the Far East.

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