Peter Gade returns to action, in exhibition match

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Peter Gade ended his 17-year-long career as a badminton player when he beat Lin Dan 2-1 at the Copenhagen Masters in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 27, 2012

Vienna: Former world number one and five time European Champion Peter Gade will play an exhibition game in the final day of Austrian Open on February 21. Peter Gade will face Austrian badminton player Michael Lahnsteiner who will play the last match of his career on Sunday.Peter Gade ended his 17-year-long career as a badminton player when he beat Lin Dan 2-1 at the Copenhagen Masters in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 27, 2012

The exhibition match is to pay tribute and make it a special farewell for Lahnsteiner who took part in 2012 Summer Olympics in London.Michael Lahnsteiner at the hand-out of the Austrian teams official attire for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London (Marriott, Vienna).

With nearly 250 badminton players from over 35 different countries, the Austrian Open is one of the biggest events on the Badminton Europe circuit.

Top seed in the men’s singles is number 33 in the world, NG Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong. The Austrian Olympic hopes of David Obernosterer, Luka Wraber and Matthias Almer want to use the opportunity to shine on home soil and create surprises.

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