Denmark Open in Odense 2022

Danisa Denmark Open in Odense is well on its way

Danisa Denmark Open presented by Victor is the second oldest badminton tournament. This prestigious badminton tournament takes place in Odense, the 3rd largest city in Denmark and the birthplace of world-renowned storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. This year the tournament is a Super Series 750 event where players compete for their share of the $750.000 prize money purse.

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The first edition of this tournament was played in 1936 under the name “International Championships of Denmark”. Since then the tournament, the format, and the location changed quite a few times. Since 2007 the tournament has been held in Odense.

It is very likely the largest badminton tournament to be held in Denmark. Apart from the professional competition, the tournament also hosts international tournaments for U19s and U17s as well as national tournaments for players of all ages and levels.

Winners of past Denmark Open tournaments

The list of past winners of the Denmark Open includes a large number of very well-known players. These include badminton legends icons such as Rudy Hartono and Liem Swie King of Indonesia. Danish former top players such as Svend Pri, Erland Kops, Morten Frost, and Peter Gade. Chinese superstars Lin Dan, Chen Long, and Chen Hong. Malaysian national treasure Datuk Lee Chong Wei has also won the tournament.

The record holders for the most wins at Denmark Open are Tonny Olsen (women’s singles) and Morten Frost of Denmark (men’s singles). They both won the tournament a total of 8 times.

In recent years men’s singles winners include former world number 1 Kento Momota, current world number 1, and home favorite in 2022, Viktor Axelsen. In the women’s singles category Akane Yamaguchi and Nozomi Okuhara, as well as Tai Tzu-ying have taken the first spot.

See all past winners from 1936 to 2021 here

New and bigger venue in 2022

This year (2022) the Danisa Denmark Open takes place at Jyske Bank Arena in Odense (also known as Arena Fyn). The venue seats 4.000 spectators and offers players a large number of practice courts.

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