Video: Secret to Denmark’s Badminton Success

Video: Secret to Denmark’s Badminton Success
Denmark's singles are in the safe hands of Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen.

In the legendary Morten Frost’s own words, Denmark is famous for, among other things, pastries, Lego and “of course badminton”.

But it’s been an age-old question how the Scandinavian nation of 5.8 million is continuing to churn out many world class shuttlers and lead Europe’s challenge against the traditional Asian powerhouses of the sport. In fact, when the World Championships were first held in 1977, the Danes reigned supreme in three categories (men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles).

This Badminton Unlimited special attempts to answer that question by having a closer look at the way the “conveyor belt” of the country that has produced two Olympic gold medallists and plenty of world champions functions.

Watch and enjoy the who’s who of Danish badminton explain how they make it work in the world’s fastest racket sport.