Kaveh Mehrabi is Iran’s top badminton player. In 2008 he was the first Iranian badminton player to qualify for the Olympics. Currently Kaveh lives and trains in Copenhagen, Denmark at the International Badminton Academy under Michael Kjeldsen.
Lauren Todt is an American badminton player originally from California. Lauren has been living in Denmark for a little over a year and a half now playing in the Danish badminton club leagues and the EBU circuit tournaments. She is currently training at the International Badminton Academy under the guidance of Michael Kjeldsen and we spoke briefly with her about her experiences in Denmark and at the IBA.
I spent the second half of 2009 in Denmark learning about their system of badminton while shooting the Essentials of Badminton Technique training video. During that period I spent a great deal of time at the International Badminton Academy and conducted a number of interviews with the players at the academy. Here is the first of many to come.
Kim Bruun is one of the top Danish juniors. He also happens to be the youngest player training at the IBA and perhaps Denmark’s brightest up and coming talent after Viktor Axelsen.