Gus Hansen gunning for Racketlon world cup title

Gus Hansen gunning for Racketlon world cup title

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Gus Hansen, besides regularly directing his Twitter followers to his blog, has been pretty quiet on the poker front recently. We have found out that this is because he is aiming to become the world champion of little-known sport Racketlon.

What is Racketlon, you ask? It’s a quadrathalon of hitting balls with racquets, a combination of table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis. Former tennis pro Hansen believes he will have a good chance to win the Rackleton World Cup in a year’s time. He is currently training for 4-5 hour per day, according to a major Swedish newpaper.

The Great Dane is in London at the moment for the International Federation of Poker's Nations Cup which starts later today.

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Tags: Gus Hansen, racketlon