Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

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Hans-Kristian Vittinghus
Yonex IFB 2013 - Eightfinal - Hans-Kristian Vittinghus — Jan Ø. Jørgensen 12.jpg
Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the 2013 French Super Series.
Personal information
Country  Denmark
Born (1986-01-16) January 16, 1986 (age 31)
Frederikshavn
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Men's singles
Highest ranking 8 (January 22, 2015)
Current ranking 12 (1,November, 2016)
BWF profile

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (born January 16, 1986) is a Danish badminton player. Currently sponsored by Carlton Sports, he previously used Yonex.

Career[edit]

Junior[edit]

He won 4 junior national titles, 2 in singles in 2003 and 2005 and 2 in men's doubles in 1999 and 2003. As a part of the Danish Under 19 national team, he won the gold medal at the Under 19 European Team Championships. He also won a bronze medal in the individual event in men's singles.

Senior[edit]

After becoming a senior player in the summer of 2005, he won his first international title in November 2006, beating former world no. 1, M. Roslin Hashim in the final of the Norwegian International Championships. Since then he has recaptured the title in Norway twice, in 2009 and 2010.

He also won the Turkiye International in 2007, Dutch International in 2008 & 2011,[1] Spanish Open in 2009 & 2013, Irish International in 2010, Belgian International in 2014

Other notable results: Gold in Thomas Cup, Men's World Team Championships playing for Denmark in 2016. Gold five consecutive times at the European Men's Team Championships playing for Denmark. Runner-up Bitburger Open GP Gold 2010. Quarter final in Yonex BWF World Championships 2011. Runner-up Destination Dubai Superseres Finals 2014. Runner-up London GP Gold 2013. Runner-up US Open GP Gold 2015.

He also plays in the Danish Badminton League. He played as the first singles for Team Skælskør/Slagelse (TSS). Hans-Kristian Vittinghus started playing badminton at the age of five in Solrød Strand Badmintonklub.

In November 2015, he won the Scottish Grand Prix in Glasgow, Scotland against English Rajiv Ouseph as the no.1 seed, 21-19, 11-21, 21-16.[2]

In June 2016, he won his first BWF Super Series title the Australian Open Super Series, beating Jeon Hyeok-jin from Korea 21-16, 19-21, 21-11.[3]

Individual titles[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent in final Score
2016 Australian Open South Korea Jeon Hyeok-jin 21–16, 19–21, 21–11
2015 Scottish Open England Rajiv Ouseph 21–19, 11–21, 21–16
2014 Belgian International Germany Marc Zwiebler 11-8, 10-11, 11-9, 11-9
2013 Spanish Open Denmark Joachim Persson 21-9, 21-16
2011 Bitburger Open China Wang Zhengming 21–18, 21–11
2011 Dutch International Finland Ville Lang 18–21, 21–15, 21-4
2010 Irish International Spain Pablo Abian 21-13, 14-21, 23-21
2010 Norwegian International Sweden Henri Hurskainen 21-16, 19-21, 21-8
2009 Norwegian International Germany Marc Zwiebler 15-21, 21-18, 21-19
2009 Spanish Open India Kashyap Parupalli 21-10, 21-16
2008 Dutch International China Yunyong Wu 21-12, 21-18
2007 Turkiye International Czech Republic Petr Koukal 23-21, 21-15
2006 Norwegian International Malaysia Muhammad Roslin Hashim 22-20, 6-21, 21-16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victor Dutch International 2008 winners". TournamentSoftware.com. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYVdvSjkfPQ, retrieved 2015-11-22  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Rösler, Manuel. "First Superseries glory for Vittinghus". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 

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