BadmintonLife.com is an online community for badminton fans, and badminton players. Whether you just like to follow your favourite stars results, or you’re on the court daily yourself, this is the place for you.
Founded by Peter Rasmussen and Emmet Gibney in 2009 the goal of this website is an ambitious one, to help badminton to become the most popular racket sport in the world, more popular than tennis.
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Peter Rasmussen is most well known for his epic World Championship finals win over Sun Jun in 1997. In winning this match Peter became the first Dane to win the title since 1977 when the event was first held. Peter is also a European Champion and has won several major events on the IBF (now BWF) Tour. Now Peter continues to play in his home country of Denmark in the Danish League. When he’s not on the badminton court Peter is medical doctor busily researching eye cancer, and spending time with his wife and 3 kids.
Founder, Writer, Editor
Emmet Gibney has played badminton competitively in Canada for the last 15 years, and his professional experience includes contract work for the Badminton Players Federation as their webmaster and journalist and several years as a producer for a media production company. When Emmet isn’t on BadmintonLife.com he’s busy playing badminton.
Writer: Eddie Smith
Eddie Smith comes from Glasgow, Scotland. He played at junior level for Glasgow before injury forced him into coaching at 19. Since turning to coaching, he is now based at the National Badminton Academy of Scotland as well as assisting at the Glasgow Under-16 and Under-19 squads for almost two years now. He volunteers at the Elite Coaching within the Academy as well as branching into private coaching in 2008.
Since returning to playing, he has won two National “Bonanza” titles, one for doubles in 2007 and a singles title in the summer of 2009.
As well as coaching, he spent six years on ManagerZone.com in several roles ranging from assisting in the running of the game to writing the news articles for the entire website in 2007 and 2008. He is also a regular contributor on various sporting forums such as the BBC and GolfPunk Magazine.