Daniel Vasconcellos Paiola (born May 4, 1989 in Campinas) is a Brazilian badminton player. He became the first Brazilian badminton player to win an individual medal in the Pan American Games when he won a bronze in the men's singles event at the 2011 Games, losing in the semi-finals to Guatemalan Kevin Cordón.[1][2] He has medaled ten at the Pan American Badminton Championships, and is a one-time national champion.

Daniel Paiola
Personal information
Country Brazil
Born (1989-05-04) May 4, 1989 (age 30)
Campinas, Brazil
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking62 (June 11, 2015)
Current ranking113 (May 10, 2012)
BWF profile

Early lifeEdit

Paiola was born in Campinas, and his father died when he was one year old.[3] He started out playing tennis, but took up badminton at age 13 after a shoulder injury took him out for year. While still a teenager, his mother sent him to train in Portugal with Marco Vasconcelos, a fifteen-time Portuguese national champion, and his training also took him to Spain, Denmark and Malaysia.[4] His first international tournament was the 2007 Pan Am Junior Badminton Championships, where he competed in the under-19 boys' singles and mixed doubles events.

Professional careerEdit

Paiola made his professional international debut at the 2008 South Africa International in Cape Town, where he won a gold medal in the men's singles category.[5]

In August 2011, Paiola competed at the 2011 BWF World Championships in London. He lost his first match to Kazushi Yamada of Japan (13-21, 9-21).[6] He also competed in men's doubles with compatriot Hugo Arthuso. They lost in the first round to Chris Adcock and Andrew Ellis (10-21, 11-21).[7]

He also competed at the 2014 BWF World Championships in Kuala Lumpur. In the men's singles tournament, he lost his first match against Austrian David Obernosterer (21-17, 11-21, 17-21).[8] He also participated in mixed doubles, where he and Paula Pereira lost in the first round to the Austrian pairing of Roman Zirnwald and Elisabeth Baldauf (15-21, 17-21). The following August at the 2015 event, though, he avenged his loss to Obernosterer by beating him by the scores of 21-14, 11-21, 24-22. He subsequently lost his second-round match with Lin Dan (widely considered one of the greatest badminton players ever) with scores of 14-21, 14-21.[3]

AchievementsEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Multipurpose Gymnasium, Guadalajara, Mexico   Kevin Cordón 14–21, 8–21   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Atos Markham Pan Am Centre, Toronto, Canada   Hugo Arthuso   Phillip Chew
  Sattawat Pongnairat
18–21, 16–21   Silver

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2014 Markham Pan Am Centre,
Markham, Canada
  Bjorn Seguin 21–23, 15–21   Bronze
2013 Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  Sattawat Pongnairat 19–21, 18–21   Bronze
2012 Coliseo Manuel Bonilla,
Lima, Peru
  Osleni Guerrero 11–21, 16–21   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Coliseo Manuel Bonilla,
Lima, Peru
  Alex Yuwan Tjong   Adrian Liu
  Derrick Ng
9–21, 9–21   Silver
2010 Clube Curitibano,
Curitiba, Brazil
  Hugo Arthuso   Sameera Gunatileka
  Vincent Nguy
19–21, 21–19, 17–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto,
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  Paula B Pereira   Howard Shu
  Eva Lee
8–21, 12–21   Bronze

South American GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2010 Medellín, Colombia   Hugo Arthuso 13–21, 21–18, 24–22   Gold

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Medellín, Colombia   Alex Yuwan Tjong   Antonio de Vinatea
  Rodrigo Pacheco
14–21, 19–21   Silver

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 Colombia International   Bjorn Seguin 18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2015 Peru International Series   Kevin Cordón 16–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2014 Venezuela International   Osleni Guerrero 13–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2014 Argentina International   Kevin Cordón 12–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2014 Puerto Rico International   Brice Leverdez 17–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 Internacional Mexicano   Osleni Guerrero 16–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2009 Suriname International   Virgil Soeroredjo 19–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2009 Colombia International   Mario Cuba 21–19, 21–15   Winner
2008 South Africa International   Roelof Dednam 23–21, 18–21, 21–18   Winner

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Brazil International   Hugo Arthuso   Job Castillo
  Lino Munoz
18–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Colombia International   Alex Yuwan Tjong   Giovanni Greco
  Rosario Maddaloni
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2015 Internacional Mexicano   Hugo Arthuso   Job Castillo
  Lino Munoz
21–13, 12–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2015 Peru International Series   Hugo Arthuso   Emre Vural
  Sİnan Zorlu
14–21, 21–17, 19–21   Runner-up
2014 Venezuela International   Hugo Arthuso   Fabio da Silva Soares
  Alex Yuwan Tjong
16–21, 21–18, 21–14   Winner
2014 Argentina International   Hugo Arthuso   Jonathan Solis
  Rodolfo Ramirez
15–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2011 Canadian International   Hugo Arthuso   Adrian Liu
  Derrick Ng
7–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 Miami International   Hugo Arthuso   Phillip Chew
  Sattawat Pongnairat
21–16, 18–21, 21–9   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Puerto Rico International   Fabiana Silva   Alex Yuwan Tjong
  Lohaynny Vicente
12–21, 21–18, 23–25   Runner-up
2013 Internacional Mexicano   Paula B Pereira   Hugo Arthuso
  Fabiana Silva
13–21, 21–13, 21–19   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daniel Paiola perde na semi e fica com bronze no badminton" (in Portuguese). Gazeta do Povo. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Daniel Paiola leva bronze no badminton e mira Londres. Veja fotos" (in Portuguese). ig.com.br. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b Sukumar, Dev (11 August 2015). "Dream Day for Paiola – TOTAL BWF World Championships: Day 2 Session 1". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ Nantes, Beatriz (19 June 2012). "Melhor do badminton no Brasil, Paiola quer centro de treinamento no país" (in Portuguese). Esporte em Pauta. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  5. ^ "South Africa 2008". Tournament Software. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Daniel Paiola perde e dá adeus ao Mundial de badminton" (in Portuguese). Terra.com.br. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  7. ^ "English badminton duo book tie with third seeds". ESPN.co.uk. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Osleni Guerrero cayó en Mundial de bádminton" (in Spanish). Juventud Rebelde. 25 August 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2016.

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