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Former Danish top player sentenced to quarantine

One of the best herresingler in this millennium, Joachim Persson is, according to the TV 2 Sport has been sentenced to 18 months in quarantine for a breach of the rules on match-fixing.

The international badmintonforbund, BWF has awarded the now former top player the quarantine, based on four cases, where Persson has failed in a report the breach of the rules, as the BWF puts it.

The 18 months applies to everything that has with the sport to do.

It is the so-called Ethics Hearing Panel, which found Persson guilty in four cases of Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting, Wagering and Irregular Match Results.

fundamentally, the question is that he has failed to report the event, not to cooperate properly with the investigation, BWF has made, and not completely to tell the information to the BWF, after a formal invitation from the world federation at the end.

It is the case in the 2012, 2016, and 2017.

It writes the BWF on Thursday.


in Addition, Joachim Persson pay the cost of 4500 dollars – equivalent to nearly 30,000 euros.

For Extra Magazine explains Joachim Persson, that he was neither convicted or accused of match-fixing, but:

- In the first case for not having reported a malay, who asked me if I wanted to lose the first set to him. This rejected and I won the match 2-0 in sets, he writes in a message, and continues:

- In the second case I reported is not a mexican, who had made a joke about a double, he even had to play against two from another badminton-U-country. I said to him, that he didn't even had to say such a thing for fun.

And I told the BWF volunteer on this episode in an interview and they made it as if to an accusation against me 1.5 years after, he writes.

the 35-year-old Joachim Persson is no longer part of the world elite but reached the 2008 final of the Denmark Open, where he lost to Peter Gade.

He has three times won the european championship for teams with Denmark and reached at a point up to which number six in the world rankings.

match-Fixing is no new thing in international badminton. For less than a year ago was the two malaysian herresinglespillere Tan Chun Seang and Zulfadli Zulkiffli sentenced to long suspensions, respectively, 15 and 20 years, after they have been found guilty.

At the OLYMPICS in 2012 was four damedoubler banned after disgraceful scenes in which they tried to lose on purpose.

The triple OLYMPIC silver Lee Chong Wei has previously stated that he has been approached and offered money to let themselves lose on purpose.

Persson is no longer active, but according to Danish TV2 Sport he was, in January, the coach of the indian team.7 Aces Pune, among others, Mathias Boe and Line Kjærsfeldt on holdkortet.

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