Nhat Nguyen

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Nhat Nguyen
Personal information
Birth nameNguyễn Nhật
Born (2000-06-16) 16 June 2000 (age 23)
ResidenceDublin, Ireland
Years active2014–present
CoachIskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin[1]
Men's singles and doubles
Highest ranking25 (MS 27 December 2022)
114 (MD with Paul Reynolds 21 June 2018)
Current ranking41 (19 March 2024)
Medal record
Men's badminton
Representing  Ireland
European Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Tallinn Boys' singles
BWF profile

Nhat Nguyen (/ˈnæt wɪn/; Vietnamese: Nguyễn Nhật, [ŋwiən˦ˀ˥˦ ɲət̚˧˨ʔ˨]; born 16 June 2000) is an Irish badminton player.[2] Born in Vietnam, Nguyen left the country for a new life in Dublin, Ireland along with his parents and older sister, when he was six years old. Then, he started playing badminton at the local club with his dad.[3][4] He was the gold medalist at the 2016 European U17 Championships in the boys' singles event, and also won the bronze medal in the doubles event partnered with Paul Reynolds. At the same year, he clinched the men's singles title at the Irish National Championships.[5] Nguyen won his first senior international title at the Polish International in the men's doubles event with Reynolds,[6] after that the men's singles title at the Welsh International.[7]


European Junior Championships[edit]

Boys' singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 Kalev Sports Hall, Tallinn, Estonia France Christo Popov 7–21, 21–16, 18–21 Bronze Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series (3 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Welsh International India Gurusai Dutt 21–16, 23–21 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Irish Open Germany Alexander Roovers 19–21, 11–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2023 Irish Open France Alex Lanier 21–13, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Polish International Republic of Ireland Paul Reynolds Germany Daniel Benz
Germany Andreas Heinz
21–19, 25–23 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament


  1. ^ Shamsudin, Shaiful (29 March 2022). "Iskandar Zulkarnain kini jurulatih sepenuh masa di Ireland" [Iskandar Zulkarnain is now a full -time coach in Ireland] (in Malay). Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Players: Nhat Nguyen". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ Fennessy, Paul (25 December 2017). "'I only started playing badminton when I came to Ireland... It was one of the ways I tried to fit in'". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ Dennehy, Cathal (6 January 2018). "Teen star Nguyen doing hard yards to close gap on the world's best". Irish Independent. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  5. ^ Diallo, Raf (28 March 2016). "Meet the Irish talent who's become the new European under-17 badminton champ". Off the Ball. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Gold for Irish badminton duo in Poland". RTÉ.ie. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ Bech, Rasmus (4 December 2017). "Big victory for Nhat Nguyen". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 16 July 2018.

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