Scott Evans (badminton)

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Scott Evans
Born Scott Evans
(1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 27)
Dublin
Occupation Badminton Player
Years active 2002–present

Scott Evans (born 26 September 1987 in Dublin) is an Irish professional badminton player. As of 2006 he is the highest ranked Irish player and gained himself a scholarship by the Olympic Council of Ireland to focus on the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

He won the Irish National Badminton Championships in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Evans has played two-time Olympic gold medalist China's Lin Dan and world No. 1 Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei 3 times each. At the 2011 BWF World Championships, Evans met the second seed and eventual champion Lin Dan in the second round and came out with a 15-21, 16-21 loss. Nearly one year later at the 2012 London Olympics, Evans again met the eventual winner Lin Dan of China in the first round and was defeated 8-21, 14-21.[2] At the 2013 BWF World Championships, Evans lost to top seed and eventual silver medalist Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the first round with a score of 14-21, 15-21.

He attended Wesley College Dublin.

Career highlights[edit]

  • 2011 - Denmark International: Men's singles (semi final)
  • 2010 - European Championships: Men's singles (quarter final)
  • 2009 - Scottish Open: Men's singles (semi final)
  • 2008 - Scott Evans secures qualification to 2008 Summer Olympics [3]
  • 2006 - Southern PanAm International: Men's singles (semi final)
  • 2006 - Portuguese International: Men's doubles (quarter final)
  • 2005 - Hungarian International: Men's singles (runner up)
  • 2002 - Helexpo Thessaloniki World Grand Prix: Men's doubles (quarter final)
  • 2004 - Welsh International: Men's singles (quarter final)
  • 2004 - Italian International: Men's doubles (runner up)
  • 2004 - Cyprus International: Men's singles (quarter final)
  • 2004 - Cyprus International: Men's doubles (runner up)
  • 2004 - Victor Lithuanian International: Men's doubles (runner up)
  • 2003 - Italian International: Mixed doubles (quarter final)
  • 2002 - Irish International: Men's doubles (quarter final)

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