Jens Eriksen was born on 30 December 1969. Eriksen has played badminton for 30 years and has over two decades been at the international top of badminton in the doubles categories.
His first big result at an international championship was the bronze medal, which he won at the World Championships 1995 with Helene Kirkegaard in the mixeddoubles. Two years later, the bronze medal was converted into an even nicer, when he and Malene Thomsen won the silver medals at the World Championships in Glasgow.
Through his career Eriksen showed that he was a true doubles specialist, and in mixed doubles, he won even more titles when he played alongside Mette Schjoldager. The two Danes won the bronze at the World Championships in 2011, and at the Olympics in Athens 2004, they took the bronze medal.
But it was not only with a female partner, Eriksen was on top when it came to badminton. Alongside with Martin Lundgaard he did very well, and they won the European Championships in 2004 in the men's doubles. But the biggest triumph for Lundgaard and Eriksen have to be found on the other side of the "Channel".
Lundgaard and Eriksen won the world's most traditional badminton tournament, the All England, in 2004 and 2006.
Besides the impressive victories, Jens Eriksen competed at four Olympic Championships: Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.