Marc Zwiebler

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Marc Zwiebler
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Personal information
Birth name Marc Zwiebler
Country  Germany
Born (1984-03-13) 13 March 1984 (age 30)[1]
Bonn, West Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Years active 2000–2005
2007–present
Handedness Left
Coach Jeroen van Dijk
Jakob Høi
Marc Hannes
Men's singles
Highest ranking 11 (17 March 2011)
Current ranking 14 (8 July 2013)
BWF profile

Marc Zwiebler (German pronunciation: [ˈmaʁk ˈtsviːblɐ]) (born 13 March 1984) is a male badminton player from Germany.[1] He is currently ranked number 12 in the world, the third highest-ranked European player, reigning European Champion, German champion and German number 1. He is a seven-time German national champion in men's singles. He won gold at the 2012 European Championships in Karlskrona over Henri Hurskainen 21–15, 21–13. 2010 he won bronze behind Peter Gade and Jan Ø. Jørgensen. By reaching the third round at the 2008 Olympics[2] and the final participation at the 2009 Denmark Open, one of the premier tournament competition series BWF Super Series, Zwiebler was Germany's top badminton player of all time.

Badminton career[edit]

Zwiebler started at the age of six years to play badminton. Soon he was regarded as the biggest German talent. He was 19 times German youth and junior champion in 2003 he became European junior champion and won his first international title at the senior.

2005 he was plagued by pain in the back, he thought of an ordinary sore muscles until the pain had worsened significantly and he could no longer play just before Christmas 2005. The diagnosis of herniated disc, his career was in jeopardy and thus moved from his dream of participating at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in further distance. After an operation in late 2006 and six months of rehabilitation and fitness training with a total of one and a half year absence he started to chase after the Olympic qualification. After the enforced break he was given no more in the world ranking, but within eight months he fought his way, including six European Badminton Circuit titles in 27th place in the world ranking and gave themselves enough to make participation at the Olympics.

At the 2008 Olympics Zwiebler beat Ireland's Scott Evans in the first round and England's Andrew Smith in the second round, each in three sets. As the first German player ever he went there one last sixteen, but lost to South Korea's Lee Hyun-il 13–21, 11–21.

At the 2009 World Championships in Hyderabad he lost to Kenichi Tago in the second round 15–21, 10–21.

At the 2009 Denmark Open Super Series Zwiebler defeated the number four seeded Malaysia's Wong Choong Hann in the first round in three sets. It was followed by a victory over his unseeded compatriot Muhammad Hafiz Hashim in three sets before he won against the number eight seeded China's Chen Long in two sets. In the semifinals, he finally won over the reigning World Cup bronze medalist and runner-up of 2007 Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro in three sets. He became the first German ever to reach the final of a Super Series tournament in Denmark, but lost to Indonesia's Simon Santoso 14–21, 6–21.

At the prestigious 2011 All England Super Series Premier Zwiebler beat the reigning world champion China's Chen Jin 21–18, 22–20 in the second round, but failed in the semifinals at the 2008 Olympic champion and four-time world champion China's Lin Dan 9–21, 21–16, 11–21.

He also steered Germany into the semi-finals of the 2010 European Men's Team Championships,[3] where they lost to eventual champions Denmark.[4] Later that year he gained a bronze medal at the European Championships after losing to Peter Gade in the semifinals in a thrilling match 21–18, 12–21, 17–21.

In July 2011 Zwiebler won the Canadian Open and thus his first BWF Grand Prix title, he beat in the final the 2004 Olympic champion and 2005 world champion Indonesia's Taufik Hidayat 21–13, 25–23, he is already ten days earlier in the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open to beat.

Results[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Marc Zwiebler at the 2011 U.S. Open
Outcome Year Venue / Tournament Last opponent Score
Olympic Games
9/16 2008 China Beijing South Korea Lee Hyun-il 13–21, 11–21
9/16 2012 United Kingdom London China Chen Jin 21–19, 12–21, 9–21
World Championships
9/16 2010 France Paris Denmark Peter Gade 14–21, 15–21
17/32 2011 England London Spain Pablo Abián 17–21, 21–7, 22–24
17/32 2009 India Hyderabad Japan Kenichi Tago 15–21, 10–21
33/64 2005 United States Anaheim Vietnam Nguyen Tien Minh 13–15, 16–17
European Championships
Gold 2012 Sweden Karlskrona Sweden Henri Hurskainen 21–15, 21–13
Bronze 2010 England Manchester Denmark Peter Gade 21–18, 12–21, 17–21
17/32 2008 Denmark Herning Germany Dieter Domke 15–21, 13–21
33/64 2004 Switzerland Geneva Netherlands Eric Pang 12–15, 3–15
German National Championships
Gold 2005 Germany Bielefeld Germany Björn Joppien 15–6, 10–15, 15–13
Gold 2008 Germany Bielefeld Germany Björn Joppien 21–19, 21–14
Gold 2009 Germany Bielefeld Germany Björn Joppien 22–20, 22–20
Gold 2010 Germany Bielefeld Germany Dieter Domke 21–11, 21–13
Gold 2011 Germany Bielefeld Germany Lukas Schmidt 21–18, 21–12
Gold 2012 Germany Bielefeld Germany Dieter Domke 21–12, 21–23, 21–15
Gold 2013 Germany Bielefeld Germany Lukas Schmidt 21–18, 21–12
Bronze 2003 Germany Bielefeld
International tournaments
1 2003 France French Open Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen 15–3, 8–15, 15–12
3/4 2004 Netherlands Dutch Open Denmark Kenneth Jonassen 9–15, 7–15
2 2004 Norway Norwegian International Germany Björn Joppien 4–15, 5–15
3/4 2004 Iceland Iceland International Canada Bobby Milroy 13–15, 15–2, 11–15
3/4 2004 France Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse Denmark Kasper Ødum 15–11, 2–15, 13–15
2 2004 Scotland Scottish Open India Arvind Bhat 8–15, 7–15
3/4 2005 Portugal Portugal International France Arif Rasidi 12–15, 0–15
3/4 2005 Germany Bitburger Open Denmark Kasper Ødum 15–13, 3–15, 4–15
1 2007 Belgium Belgian International China Wu Yunyong 21–16, 14–21, 21–19
3/4 2007 Germany Bitburger Open Malaysia Lee Tsuen Seng 10–21, 23–21, 15–21
1 2007 Norway Norwegian International Denmark Kasper Ødum 21–15, 11–21, 23–21
1 2007 Wales Welsh International Wales Irwansyah 21–16, 21–13
2 2007 Republic of Ireland Irish Open Denmark Peter Mikkelsen 19–21, 18–21
1 2007 Greece Greece International United States Raju Rai 21–14, 21–16
1 2008 Sweden Swedish International Stockholm Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21–13, 23–21
1 2008 Poland Polish International Finland Ville Lång 21–15, 21–13
1 2008 Netherlands European Badminton Circuit Finals Finland Ville Lång 21–14, 19–21, 21–19
2 2009 Finland Finnish International Denmark Peter Mikkelsen 14–21, 21–16, 20–22
1 2009 Belgium Belgian International Denmark Christian Lind Thomsen 21–13, 16–21, 21–15
2 2009 Denmark Denmark Open Indonesia Simon Santoso 14–21, 6–21
2 2009 Norway Norwegian International Denmark Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21–15, 18–21, 19–21
1 2009 Scotland Scottish Open Denmark Peter Mikkelsen 21–15, 15–21, 21–16
1 2010 Belgium Belgian International Netherlands Eric Pang 21–15, 21–17
3/4 2011 England All England Open China Lin Dan 9–21, 21–16, 11–21
3/4 2011 Morocco Morocco International Denmark Joachim Persson 12–21, 15–21
3/4 2011 United States U.S. Open Vietnam Nguyen Tien Minh 22–20, 13–21, 18–21
1 2011 Canada Canadian Open Indonesia Taufik Hidayat 21–13, 25–23
3/4 2011 Germany Bitburger Open Denmark Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21–17, 17–21, 16–21
2 2012 Germany Bitburger Open Chinese Taipei Chou Tien-chen 19–21, 12–21
Legend
BWF Super Series Masters Finals
BWF Super Series Premier
BWF Super Series
BWF Grand Prix Gold
BWF Grand Prix
European Badminton Circuit Finals
European Badminton Circuit

BWF Super Series (Premier)[edit]

Season 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 SSF Ranking[5]
2007 Malaysia South Korea England Switzerland Singapore Indonesia China Japan Denmark France China Hong Kong Qatar 83
Q
2008 Malaysia South Korea England Switzerland Singapore Indonesia Japan China Denmark France China Hong Kong Malaysia 44
Q 1R 1R 1R 2R
2009 Malaysia South Korea England Switzerland Singapore Indonesia China Japan Denmark France Hong Kong China Malaysia 30
2R 1R 1R 1R F 1R
2010 South Korea Malaysia England Switzerland Singapore Indonesia China Japan Denmark France China Hong Kong Chinese Taipei 13
2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R QF QF 1R 1R
2011 Malaysia South Korea England India Singapore Indonesia China Japan Denmark France Hong Kong China China 13
2R 2R SF 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R
2012 South Korea Malaysia England India Indonesia Singapore China Japan Denmark France China Hong Kong China 25
QF 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R QF
2013 South Korea Malaysia England India Indonesia Singapore China Japan Denmark France China Hong Kong 9
2R 1R 1R QF F 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R

Germany national team[edit]

Outcome Year Venue Last opponent Score
Thomas Cup
5/8 2010 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  Japan
(Kenichi Tago)
1–3
(21–15, 18–21, 18–21)
5/8 2012 China Wuhan  South Korea
(Lee Hyun-il)
0–3
(16–21, 21–18, 14–21)
9/12 2008 Indonesia Jakarta  Japan
(Shōji Satō)
2–3
(21–19, 17–21, 5–21)
Sudirman Cup
9/12 2011 China Qingdao  Japan
(Kenichi Tago)
1–4
(11–21, 18–21)
13 2007 Scotland Glasgow  Netherlands
(Eric Pang)
3–0
(21–18, 19–21, 21–17)
13 2009 China Guangzhou  Netherlands
(Eric Pang)
3–0
(21–19, 19–21, 21–14)
European Men's Team Championships
Silver 2006 Greece Thessaloniki
(without participation)
 Denmark 0–3
Silver 2012 Netherlands Amsterdam  Denmark
(Jan Ø. Jørgensen)
0–3
(11–21, 14–21)
Bronze 2008 Netherlands Almere  Poland
(Łukasz Moreń)
3–1
(21–12, 21–18)
Bronze 2010 Poland Warsaw  Ukraine
(Dmytro Zavadsky)
3–1
(21–16, 27–25)
European Mixed Team Championships
Silver 2011 Netherlands Amsterdam  Denmark
(Jan Ø. Jørgensen)
1–3
(18–21, 15–21)
5 2008 Denmark Herning  Russia
(without participation)
3–2
5/8 2009 England Liverpool  Russia
(Vladimir Malkov)
2–3
(21–9, 21–13)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marc Zwiebler". 
  2. ^ "Marc Zwiebler Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Yonex European Championships 2010: Danes Dominate Semi-Finals". Badminton Life. April 17, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "European Men's & Women's Team Championships 2010 – General". tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "bwf.tournamentsoftware.com Rankings". 

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