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 understanding of Kim's (and his doubles partner Anders Skaarup Rasmussen) mentality on court, but we touched on several other topics as well.
We obviously also had to pay tribute to the legend Markis Kido, who sadly passed away at age 36 on June 14th.
Below is a short rundown of the different main topics during our talk:
2.45-7.15 Tribute to Markis Kido.
7.15-19.45 Tokyo Olympics, preparations, expectations, goals and what Mathias Boe has taught him.
19.45-38.00 Being controlled by your emotions, dealing with pressure and expectations from yourself and others and why finding the right mindset every single time is so tricky.
38.00-41.30 Modelling tips from the main model of the Danish team & how Kim suddenly realized he’s now one of the old guys!
41.30-43.35 Tips for left/right handed combinations.
43.35-48.10 Kim and Anders’ relationship, future and why he’s calling Anders Badminton’s Benjamin Buttons!
48.10-49.50 How much training is done with and without your partner as a doubles pairing.
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