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This episode offers you an update on my latest Danish League matches, what's been going on for me since the latest pod and answers for a lot of patron-questions! You can see the full list of questions answered in the timestamps below: 01:00 Update on three league matches and what's next 09:55 Start of Q&A - How do I keep myself motivated to keep tr…
 
The podcast is finally back! Got my laptop fixed and found some time so I'm finally able to provide you guys with an update from me. This episode is fully focused on my Olympic experience, giving you a few of my highlights of the event where I watched more badminton than I ever have before! I also go into what's next for me, what I'm looking ahead …
 
I love this episode a lot as I really find Toby's story so inspiring. Having to deal with a full loss of all his hair on his entire body with all the mental issues it brings along with it and trying to be the best version of yourself on court certainly haven't been easy for him. But he says himself he's now at a better place than he even was before…
 
Today's episode features Danish doubles ace and good friend of mine, Kim Astrup! This is one of the few guest episodes actually recorded sitting right across each other, so please excuse us for the little bit of background noise for a few very short sections of the interview. We mainly focused our chat on the Tokyo Olympics and on getting a deeper …
 
Ever wondered what Beiwen Zhang thinks of never really having a coach beside her for the big events? Or what it was like to move away from China and her parents at age 13? Perhaps you even wondered why she would move from the national team in Singapore to doing things on her own in USA? Search no longer for these answers! It's all in this podcast a…
 
This episode is a little different than usual as it is a part of an interview I did with the guys at The Badminton Podcast some weeks ago. In this part of the interview I share my take on the new proposed scoring system, which is very likely to be agreed upon at the BWF AGM on May 22nd. Get to know why I'm more concerned about the possible effects …
 
This episode contains a rundown of my semifinal loss against Anders Antonsen. I'll also provide you with insights into why the positive COVID-19 cases of Axelsen and even Lamsfuss (Germany) makes some sense. Finally I'll go into my plans for the immediate future with Malaysia and Singapore Open (perhaps) coming up. Also this is the first post after…
 
Update from the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, where I've struggled both physically and mentally with quarantine issues! So far so good in terms of the badminton though, so this update offers you some insights into the entire situation and my matches on road to tonight's semifinal against Anders Antonsen. Thanks for the latest reviews, co…
 
First update from the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine and it's not the most positive one... Tune in to find out why I'm now in some sort of quarantine here and why traveling to events at the moment is really testing my patience and even motivation some times! Thanks for all the latest ratings, shares, reviews and comments. Means a lot to th…
 
Finally back with about guest episode and this time with the highly entertaining Ville Lång from Finland! Ville is a former world no. 21 in men's singles who retired in 2016, but before doing so, he managed to win 15 international titles and 10 Finnish national championships in a row! In this episode we talk a lot about how he tried to beat players…
 
Thoughts on my semifinal performance: what worked, what didn't work and what to learn from this match. Also a look at what's next for me in the coming weeks and months. Finally, I'll find the winner of this months main prize, a racket from FZ Forza. Join on patreon.com/vittinghus to be in with a chance of winning next month! Thanks for listening ev…
 
Great performance in the QF of Orléans Masters against Ditlev Jæger Holm and I'm now back in top 20 of the world rankings (next week)! Tune in to hear more about how pleasing this performance was and why I succeeded in making it a rather one-sided affair today. Also a few thoughts on the challenge tomorrow's semi final presents! Thanks for listenin…
 
Short recap from another hard fought win at Orléans Masters - this time against Chirag Sen from India. Also a few thoughts on what to expect from the quarterfinal tomorrow against Ditlev Jæger Holm. Enjoy! Please consider supporting the podcast on patreon.com/vittinghus and leave a comment or review to help the podcast grow.…
 
Short recap of my first match, a second round win against Joo Ven Soong, Malaysia. Trying to let you in on how I had to work hard on the mental side of the game to stay in control of my thoughts and focus on the gameplan. A lot of the things discussed in an earlier episode with sports psychologist Jakob Hansen actually came in play today! Next up i…
 
Quick 10-minute update from Orléans, France where I'm currently at to take part in the Super 100 event Orléans Masters. The episode covers why I've signed up for this event, which includes a fight for an important 4th seeding spot at next month's European Championship. You'll get updated on my experience being here so far as well, just as I'm also …
 
Update from a very crazy week in Birmingham at the All England! By listening to this episode you'll get updated on how chaotic my preparations were with all the pre-tournament COVID-19 chaos. I'll also dissect my performance and thoughts through my two matches here. Finally in the end I'll dig a little into the even more chaotic scenes that has occ…
 
This is an episode I've really looked forward to share with you guys! Jakob Hansen was my personal sports psychologist for more than 5 years and he has worked with so many of the best Danish athletes and high performers from other areas of work. It's my hope the episode will give you a much better insight into what mental training at this level is,…
 
Q&A episode where I also reveal some exciting news both in terms of a new benefit I'll soon include for all patrons of the podcast, but also a guest I'm very excited to bring on the show. As a new feature I've also added timestamps below for each topic/question, so you can skip to the parts you want to hear - although I of course would love for you…
 
Another great guest episode - this time with an Asian guest in Hong Kong no. 1 men's singles player, Ng Ka Long Angus! 40 minutes of interesting chat where you'll get to know why he chose a career in singles despite winning gold at the World Junior Championships in men's doubles - and why it wasn't always an easy choice! As we look back on his 2016…
 
Excited to bring you this episode with Danish men's doubles legend Mathias Boe! The episode dissects all aspects of Boe's retirement at the start of last year. Does he regret not retiring with long time partner Carsten Mogensen? Did he get the farewell he wanted and deserved? And why did he feel it was the right time to quit with (at the time) the …
 
A new world ranking list has been published - and it is all good news! Tune in to hear how good and how this affects the next many months for me. This episodes also gives you a bit of insight into what the final few regular season matches in the Danish League has to offer for me and my team Højbjerg. I'll also find the winners of the January prizes…
 
Final update for me from the Toyota Thailand Open is very fittingly a recap of a final! How cool is that?! Tune in to hear my thoughts on the bashing Viktor Axelsen gave me in the final. How do I rate my own performance and what does this week's result mean in terms of what I can look ahead to in 2021. Thanks a million for all the support this past…
 
This episode is a recap of my semifinal win against world no. 3 Anders Antonsen! I'm also looking ahead to the challenge of playing Viktor Axelsen in the final of a Super 1000-event - how cool is that?! So tune in if you're into hearing about my continued fairy tale run... And please consinder supporting the work I do with the podcast by supporting…
 
Update on the amazing quarter final match at the Toyota Thailand Open against Lee Cheuk Yiu from Hong Kong which lasted a whooping 77 minutes! I also offer my view on the controversial call that went my way on 19-all in the final game, just as I touch on what Lee and I spoke about after the match. Finally I'm trying to put into words how crazy thes…
 
My latest episode offers you an update on my second round clash with Shesar Hiren Rhustavito from Indonesia at the Toyota Thailand Open. I'm recapping the match, what went through my mind and why it was a vital win for me looking ahead to the rest of 2021. You should also tune in to hear why me beating one Indonesia has ended up with me having to t…
 
Recap from my first round match at TOYOTA Thailand Open against Luis Enrique Penalver from Spain. Get to know what I thought of my own performance, how I prepared for it and why I actually felt a little nervous going into the match. In this episode I also look ahead to my second round battle against Rhustavito from Indonesia which will obviously be…
 
Get some insights into my gameplan, tactics and what went through my mind in the tough first round battle against Rasmus Gemke at the Yonex Thailand Open! Hope you enjoy the podcast - and if you do, consider becoming a patreon and support the work I do on patreon.com/vittinghus. Thanks so much for listening - as always feedback is very welcome.…
 
As promised the second part of my 2020 highlights with all the amazing guests I had on the podcast over the course of 2020! In this episode you'll hear snippets from my talks with Jan Ø. Jørgensen, Gail Emms, Michelle Li, Steen Schleicher Pedersen, Christo Popov and Tony Gunawan! Tune in to hear all (or at least some) of the good stuff from those e…
 
The podcast is back after a small Christmas/New Years break - and what a way to return! I'm actually back on tour, so the podcast can live up to it's name or original plan of updating all of you about tour life... Tune in to get updated on what's going on during quarantine in preparation for two Thailand Open's, but also to get an update on what yo…
 
This episode gives you some of the best bits from all of the amazing guest episodes during this crazy year! Today you'll hear from Nathan Robertson, Greysia Polii, Fernando Rivas, Anders Antonsen and Kashyap Parupalli in the first of two "Best of 2020" episodes. At the very end of the episode I also reveal the prizes for this months draw amongst al…
 
Apart from revealing the winner of my November competition amongst all patrons (patreon.com/vittinghus) - this episode features a brutally honest Gail Emms on both the highs and the lows of being a world class athlete. Get to know what huge lesson she learned after losing the Olympic final in 2004 and how that spurred her on to more success than ev…
 
What an episode! Anders Antonsen gives a very honest and unique look into his mindset, which will leave you with no doubt why he is currently one of the very best badminton players on the planet! When asked about his self confidence, Anders counters with a smirky "Why wouldn't I be confident? I've always been very good at badminton!" - which alread…
 
This episode gives you the Queen of badminton in the Pan Am region, Michelle Li! Born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada and traveled all over the world to train and compete, Michelle has encountered different (badminton) cultures at a higher rate than most. In this episode she reflects on the pros and cons and she shares what kind of training regime s…
 
This episode is with English badminton and YouTube pro's Jenny and Greg who run a very succesful 100% badminton related YouTube channel (Badminton Insight) whilst also taking care of their own international badminton careers! We get a good talk about their motivation behind the YouTube channel, their ideas for it moving forward, but also how it's b…
 
This episode deals with my disappointing first round match against Toma Jr. Popov at the SaarLorLux Open. Get to know why I'm actually happy with how I handled myself on court, but also why I ended up losing anyway. Also looking a bit ahead to what's next for me, now that international badminton is done for 2020! Help me get the podcast out to even…
 
Today's episode is a 10-minute quickie that gives you some insights into my expectations for the SaarLorLux Open, a Super 100 event that's on this week. My first opponent will be Toma Jr. Popov, so I'm looking ahead to that match and you'll also hear a bit more about my preparations for both the match and the event in general. Furthermore you'll fi…
 
International badminton is finally back! The episode today is a 15 minute recap of my matches at the Denmark Open in Odense last week! No guests, but lots of insights into my feelings going into the tournament, my thoughts on court and some tactical considerations. If you like what you hear, please rate, share and leave a comment or even better yet…
 
If you have any interest in what it takes to produce world class in badminton (or any individual sport for that matter) - this is the episode for you!Fernando Rivas, who is the coach behind the success of Carolina Marin, shares a wealth of knowledge on his coaching philosophy, how he and his team works with Marin and what is needed to create an env…
 
In this episode you'll get to know rising French star Christo Popov a lot better!Christo is the no. 1 men's singles junior in the world rankings and is already making his mark on the senior circuit as well.We talk about his background coming from a badminton "crazy" family and how he sees it as a big advantage.Christo also shares his thoughts about…
 
One of Englands biggest badminton personalities ever joins the podcast in an episode where you'll finally get the answer on whether winning Olympic silver or winning the World Championship gold is better!Nathan also talks about his love/hate relationship with the All England, just as he's brutally honest on his own mentality as a player and how he'…
 
In this episode you get to hear about the "adult version" of chickenpox and how it has turned what was supposed to be a fun few weeks with competitive badminton into an outright disaster.As we've also crossed the magic number of 15 patrons - THANK YOU SO MUCH - this episode also serves up a good chance to win a couple of Vittinghus' signed playing …
 
This episode of the podcast has another former world no. 2 as a guest! This time it's the wonderful Pi Hongyan from France.Coming from China, Hongyan has a unique story to tell as she was given up on by the Chinese federation, so she left everything behind to pursue her badminton dreams in Europe. First in Denmark, then in France.Hongyan talks open…
 
Going through all four Uber Cup groups in 22 minutes with World Tour commentator Steen Schleicher Pedersen! Can anyone threaten Japan's status as champions? Will host nation Denmark be able to compete with the top-ranked teams? And which group is the most interesting according to Steen? (The answer might surprise you). Tune in and get ready for Ube…
 
We go through all four Thomas Cup groups from the recently concluded draw ceremony.Who do we see going through to the all decisive knock out stage and who could potentially spring a surprise?What are the chances of China successfully defending their title and who has the most complete team?We also look into the team of host nation Denmark, who has …
 
In this episode Jan Ø. Jørgensen reveals why he actually hates that epic 108-shot rally against Tien Minh Nguyen at the World Championships in 2013!We discuss Jan's recent decision to call an end to his international career later this year, but we talk even more about all of his big and historic wins over the past 10 years.We also go into what Jan …
 
In the latest episode of the podcast I interview one of the best umpires in the world, Jacob Syndberg, about what life on the World Tour is like as an umpire. We discuss the upsides and downsides of the job and how umpiring in many ways actually resembles playing - at least on the psychological level. Jacob gives his take on what are some of the to…
 
This episode offers an update on my training situation here in Denmark, where things are beginning to normalize. I also elaborate on my actual focus in training and how we are beginning to plan ahead for the start of competitive badminton again in September - if all goes well.You also get answers on 5 listener questions:- 3 podcast recommendations-…
 
This episode welcomes Indonesian doubles star Greysia Polii to the show!Greysia reveals her secret behind how she's successfully managed to make top 10 of the world rankings with 5 different partners through the years!We all know Greysia for her smiling, positive, never-say-die attitude and in this episode she goes into detail about how she's worke…
 
In this episode 3-time Olympian and 8-time Irish men's singles national champion Scott Evans opens up and lets us know everything about what it's like to move to a different country at the age of 16 to pursue your dream. He also shares his biggest moments, just as he talks about the darker times and disappointments, that made his successes even mor…
 
In another "can't-miss" episode I talk to Tine Baun about her perfect career stop by winning the All England in 2013. Did it make her doubt she made the right decision? Tine also shares what kept her going until her major breakthrough finally came at the age of 28, just as she shares how she managed to deal with a ruptured achilles tendon and some …
 
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