Eric Pang

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Eric Pang
Personal information
Country  Netherlands
Born (1982-01-30) January 30, 1982 (age 35)
Groningen, Netherlands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Highest ranking 22 (10 October 2009)
Current ranking 205 (25 February 2016[1])
BWF profile

Eric Pang (born January 30, 1982 in Groningen) is a Dutch male badminton player, who became European Youth Champion in 2001. He won the National Dutch Championships seven times between 2009 and 2015.

As a part of the BC Amersfoort team Pang reached the final of the European Cup 2007 held in Amersfoort. Together with Lotte Bruil-Jonathans, Yao Jie, Larisa Griga, Dicky Palyama and Chris Bruil. The final was lost against the team of NL Primorje. In the semi finals they were too strong for CB Rinconada.

Eric Pang won the Norwegian International in 2005 and the Spanish Open in 2010. In 2012 Eric Pang won the Yonex Dutch Open Grand Prix beating his compatriot Dicky Palyama in the final with 21-14, 21-15.

Personal life[edit]

Eric Pang was born to a Chinese Indonesian father and Dutch mother.[2][3] His Chinese name is Fang Facai (Chinese: 方发财). He married Yao Jie in 2009, who later also became his coach.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Career performances (4 titles, 12 runners-up)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent Score Result
2015 Croatian International Netherlands Nick Fransman 21–16, 21–12 Winner
2013 Canada Open Grand Prix Malaysia Tan Chun Seang 21-15, 11-21, 16-21 Runner-Up
2013 Dutch International Denmark Viktor Axelsen 22-24, 12-21 Runner-Up
2013 Belgian International Indonesia Andre Kurniawan Tedjono 17-21, 11-21 Runner-Up
2013 Swedish Masters Japan Kento Momota 9-21, 21-16, 18-21 Runner-Up
2012 Dutch Open Grand Prix Netherlands Dicky Palyama 21-14, 21-10 Winner
2012 Swedish Masters Hong Kong Chan Yan Kit 17-21, 19-21 Runner-Up
2010 Belgian International Germany Marc Zwiebler 15-21, 17-21 Runner-Up
2010 Spanish International Denmark Rune Ulsing 21-12, 21-19 Winner
2009 Dutch Open India Chetan Anand 12-21, 15-21 Runner-Up
2009 Bitburger Open Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21-12, 13-21, 15-21 Runner-Up
2009 Dutch International Netherlands Dicky Palyama 11-21, 21-14, 15-21 Runner-Up
2005 Irish Open India Chetan Anand 15-8, 6-15, 7-15 Runner-Up
2005 Norwegian International Denmark Kasper Oedum 15-7, 7-15, 15-10 Winner
2005 U.S. Open Chinese Taipei Hsieh Yu-hsing 21-12, 13-21, 15-21 Runner-Up
2003 Dutch International France Arief Rasidi 11-15, 13-15 Runner-Up
     Grand Prix tournaments
     International Challenge tournaments
     International Series tournaments

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "BWF SUPER SERIES - DJARUM INDONESIA OPEN 2008". foxsportspulse.com. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "羽球结缘姚洁当了荷兰媳妇 打算08年请队友喝喜酒". sports.sina.com.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pang's cool with wife calling the shots". thestar.com.my. Retrieved 24 February 2016.