Jan Island. Jorgensen stops on the National Elite Gym.
This write-Badminton Denmark in a press release Tuesday morning.
Damage is the main reason, says the former winner of the China Open.
- I have fought a battle to get up to where I was before my injuries. But a lot has happened in the united states since 2017, and the game has moved. My desire and eagerness, and ambition to believe that it can be done, it has been disappearing the past some time, says Jan Ø. Jørgensen.
It is more specifically an earlier hofteskade, that still bothers the now 32-year-old nordjyde.
Thus end the 12 years of cooperation in the Brøndby Hall, where the national team's daily training. Earlier it was a hælskade, which for a long time created serious problems.
- I can't see myself in your eyes anymore, when I can't look forward to playing in the big tournaments. This is what I play for, but it has been far away the past three years. It is therefore not a decision I have taken in out of the blue, he says, and adds, that the damage in the heel in 2017 put the mind in time.
- So it has been a process in recent years. It has been a premise that I have hurt every day, so it has been really difficult, and now I do not it any more, he says.
Jan Island. Jørgensen and the Danish national team after the historic Thomas Cup in China in 2016. Photo: Zhang Wei/AP/Ritzau Scanpix
Jan Island. on sejrspodiet after the victory over Chen Long in the China Open. Photo: AP/Ritzau Scanpix
Jan Island. Jorgensen is considered one of the Danish badmintons best herresingler the past many years.
China Open win in 2016, where he defeated Chen Long in the kineserens own lair, is not just amazing. It is unique. It is the first and so far only time a european has won the tournament. The same achievement can be said about the Indonesia Open two years earlier, where he also is so far the only european to win.
Jan Island. was also a part of the national team, which in 2016, won WORLD cup for the national team, Thomas Cup, which is the first non-european crew in the history.
in Addition, he has won the Denmark Open, French Open, european championship, three DM-titles, just as he reached the All England finals in 2015 and won the bronze medal at the WORLD championships the same year.
He reached verdensranglistens second place at the end of 2016, and lay there for several months. Hælskaden ended, however, by sending him completely out of the top 100.
- When Jan was at its highest level, he was one of the world's absolute best herresingler with his own style of play. It has been a pleasure to help him to achieve his objectives and work in the direction of a game, as he himself would like to stand for, said national coach Kenneth Jonassen.
It is not quite finished with his career. He continues to train in Vendsyssel Elite Badminton, and expect to end with 'a pair of international tournaments in the year'. It is expected to be the Denmark Open for the fall.
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