Son Wan-ho

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Son Wan-ho
Son Wan Ho - 2015.jpg
Son Wan Ho at the spring team event in 2015, held in Hwacheon
Personal information
Country  South Korea
Born (1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 29)
Changwon, South Korea
Residence Gyeongsangnam-do
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg)
Years active 8
Handedness Right
Men's singles
Career record 248 wins, 137 losses
Career title(s) 6
Highest ranking 1 (May 25, 2017)
Current ranking 2 (June 1, 2017[1])
BWF profile
Updated on 13 December 2016.
Son Wan-ho
Hangul 손완호
Hanja 孫完虎
Revised Romanization Son Wan-ho
McCune–Reischauer Son Wan-ho

Son Wan-ho (Hangul: 손완호; Korean pronunciation: [so.nwan.ɦo] or [son] [wan.ɦo]; born 17 May 1988, in Changwon[2]) is a South Korean badminton player. He competed in the singles event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics,but was defeated by Chen Long from China in quarter-finals. He plays primarily defensively, and began playing badminton after a teacher suggested it to him in elementary school. He holds a bachelor's degree from Inha University in Incheon, South Korea.[3] In 2017, he helped the Korean national team to reach the final at the Sudirman Cup and won that tournament.[4][5]

Achievements[edit]

BWF Superseries[edit]

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[6] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). 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,[7] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Denmark Open Thailand Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 13-21, 21-23 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Korea Open China Qiao Bin 11-21, 23-21, 7-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2016 Singapore Open Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro 16-21, 21-13, 14-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Hong Kong Open China Chen Long 21–19, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2014 Denmark Open China Chen Long 19-21, 22-24 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 China Masters China Wang Zhengming 21-11, 14-21, 22-24 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2012 India Open Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 21-18, 14-21, 21-19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix[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
2016 Korea Masters Malaysia Liew Daren 21–13, 21–16 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Vietnam Open Malaysia Tan Chun Seang 21-14, 21-9 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Macau Open Chinese Taipei Hsueh Hsuan-yi 21-11, 21-15 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2013 Chinese Taipei Open Vietnam Nguyễn Tiến Minh 19-21, 21-9, 21-18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2011 Korea Masters South Korea Lee Hyun-il 18-21, 16-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Chinese Taipei Open Indonesia Simon Santoso 14-21, 11-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2009 Osaka International South Korea Lee Cheol-ho 21-19, 11-21, 11-21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

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