Born in 1948, Swedish Lennart Eklundh is our next entrant to the Hall of Fame. Like Svata Rejthar, Lennart has been bestowed this honour as an organiser. He first played Racketlon when he arranged the first Swedish National Championships at Enskede Rackethall. He says it´s fantastic to have been part of the last ten years seeing international Racketlon develop to the level it has reached today. Other than the organising, Lennart reached the Senior´s final at the World Championships in Zürich in 2013, and in London in 2014. Lennart’s strongest sport was Squash, followed by Table Tennis, Badminton and Tennis. Unfortunately his biggest defeat took place at the World Championships in Zürich in 2013 when he had to retire in the final due to a bronchial catarrh and high fever.
The Swede says Racketlon is the most challenging sport he can think of! It´s fascinating how a match can turn due to four different sports. With regards to the future of Racketlon, Lennart says that it was a fantastic international development for the first ten years and now we have a stable base to stand on. The next step is to be officially recognized as a sport in more countries and also with big international organisations. This will make it possible to grow the sport further in the world. This will take a lot of time and effort on the international scene but maybe it’s even more important to get more countries organised at “home” first. He knows there is hard work ahead but he thinks we have a great group in FIR now working to achieve the next step in developing this fantastic sport! Lennart keeps his fingers crossed!