Yuhan Tan

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Yuhan Tan
Personal information
Country Belgium
Born (1987-04-21) April 21, 1987 (age 32)
Bilzen, Belgium
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Men's singles
Highest ranking46 (29 March 2012)
BWF profile

Yuhan Tan (born 21 April 1987 in Bilzen, Belgium) is a male left-handed badminton player and Medical Doctor from Belgium. Born to a Chinese-Indonesian father and a Belgian mother, He is a 10 time Belgian Champion in the men's singles category which makes him the most successful men's singles athlete in Belgian history. In 2008 he was the 2nd youngest men's singles player to qualify for the 2008 Olympics according to the Badminton World Federation criteria. However the Belgian Olympic Committee didn't select him and he was therefore not able to compete. Tan participated, together with his sister Lianne, in the 2012 Summer Olympics and in the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

Tan studied Medicine at the University of Maastricht.

In 2013, Tan was elected as a member of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission.[2] In 2015, he was appointed as the Chairman of the BWF Athletes' Commission. In June 2015, he competed at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, reaching to quarter-finals.[3]

He competed for Belgium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in badminton. He lost to Misha Zilberman of Israel, 22-20 and 22-12, and did not advance to the Round of 16.[4][5]

In 2017 Tan became the chairman of the Belgian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission.


BWF International Challenge/Series[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 USA International Denmark Emil Holst 16–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2015 Turkey International Israel Misha Zilberman 12–21, 21–13, 21–18 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
| 2015 Dutch International Denmark Anders Antonsen 11–21, 20–22 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2014 Morocco International Portugal Pedro Martins 8–11, 10–11, 10–11 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2013 Turkey International Slovenia Iztok Utrosa 21–11, 21–12 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2012 Austrian International Poland Przemyslaw Wacha 21–14, 15–21, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2011 Brazil International Poland Przemyslaw Wacha 14–21, 19–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2010 Hungarian International Finland Ville Lang 20–22, 16–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2008 Giraldilla International United States Raju Rai 21–19, 21–19 1st, gold medalist(s) Winner
2006 Cyprus International Denmark Peter Mikkelsen 15–21, 21–17, 14–21 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
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  1. ^ "Familie Tan kan naar de Spelen". www.roadtolondon.be (in Dutch).
  2. ^ "Tan, Polii and Vittinghus Elected by Peers". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Lianne Tan Battles into Last-Four – Baku 2015 European Games Day 5". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Zilberman wins Israel's first Olympic badminton match". jewishnews.timesofisrael.com. Jewish News. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Singles' recap before Last 16". www.badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 3 February 2017.

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