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 33)
Frederikshavn, Denmark
ResidenceValby Denmark
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Years active2005
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Career title(s)14
Highest ranking8 (22 January 2015)
Current ranking28 (6 August 2019)
BWF profile

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

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 and Denmark International in 2019.

He also plays in the Danish Badminton League. He plays as the first singles for Højbjerg Badminton. 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 beat Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia to win the first Thomas Cup trophy for Denmark. He later 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]

Personal life[edit]

Vittinghus married Norwegian dressage rider Selina Hundstuen Solberg on 11 September 2016.[4][5]

Achievements[edit]

European Championships[edit]

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Sydbank Arena, Kolding, Denmark England Rajiv Ouseph 21–18, 21–23, 16–21 Bronze Bronze

European Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2005 De Maaspoort, Den Bosch, Netherlands Germany Dieter Domke 10–15, 7–15 Bronze Bronze

BWF Superseries (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

The BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Australian Open South Korea Jeon Hyeok-jin 21–16, 19–21, 21–11 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals China Chen Long 16–21, 10–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (2 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Scottish Open England Rajiv Ouseph 21–19, 11–21, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2015 U.S. Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 20–22, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 German Open India Arvind Bhat 22–24, 21–19, 11–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 London Grand Prix Gold China Tian Houwei 20–22, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Bitburger Open China Wang Zhengming 21–18, 21–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Bitburger Open China Chen Long 3–21, 21–12, 9–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (11 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2019 Denmark International Germany Kai Schäfer 21–16, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Belgian International Germany Marc Zwiebler 11–8, 10–11, 11–9, 11–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Spanish Open Denmark Joachim Persson 21–9, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Denmark International Denmark Jan Ø. Jørgensen 15–21, 12–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Dutch International Finland Ville Lang 18–21, 21–15, 21–4 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Irish International Spain Pablo Abian 21–13, 14–21, 23–21 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2010 Norwegian International Sweden Henri Hurskainen 21–16, 19–21, 21–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Spanish Open India Kashyap Parupalli 21–10, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2009 Norwegian International Germany Marc Zwiebler 15–21, 21–18, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2008 Dutch International China Wu Yunyong 21–12, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2007 Turkiye International Czech Republic Petr Koukal 23–21, 21–15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Norwegian International Malaysia Muhammad Roslin Hashim 22–20, 6–21, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victor Dutch International 2008 winners". TournamentSoftware.com. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
  2. ^ "Badminton - Hans-Kristian Vittinghus vs Rajiv Ouseph (MS, Final) - Scottish Open 2015". Youtube. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  3. ^ Rösler, Manuel. "First Superseries glory for Vittinghus". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  4. ^ Bach Jensen, Thomas (11 September 2016). "Selina Hundstuen Solberg viet på slottet" (in Danish). Ridehesten.com. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  5. ^ Rasmussen, Claus (20 September 2016). "Bryllupsrejsen må vente for Wittinghus" (in Danish). Sjællands Nyheder. Retrieved 12 July 2017.

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