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Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

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

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 32)
Frederikshavn, Denmark
ResidenceValby Denmark
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Years active2005
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking8 (22 January 2015)
Current ranking25 (24 May 2018)
BWF profile

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CareerEdit

JuniorEdit

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.

SeniorEdit

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

Other notable results: Gold in Thomas Cup, Men's World Team Championships playing for Denmark in 2016. Gold five consecutive times at the European Men's Team Championships playing for Denmark. Runner-up Bitburger Open GP Gold 2010. Quarter final in Yonex BWF World Championships 2011. Runner-up Destination Dubai Superseres Finals 2014. Runner-up London GP Gold 2013. Runner-up US Open GP Gold 2015.

He also plays in the Danish Badminton League. He played as the first singles for Team Skælskør/Slagelse (TSS). 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 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 lifeEdit

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

AchievementsEdit

European ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

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

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' singles

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

BWF SuperseriesEdit

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   Jeon Hyeok-jin 21–16, 19–21, 21–11   Winner
2014 Dubai World Superseries Finals   Chen Long 16–21, 10–21   Runner-up
     BWF Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

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   Rajiv Ouseph 21–19, 11–21, 21–16   Winner
2015 U.S. Open   Lee Chong Wei 20–22, 12–21   Runner-up
2014 German Open   Arvind Bhat 22–24, 21–19, 11–21   Runner-up
2013 London Grand Prix Gold   Tian Houwei 20–22, 16–21   Runner-up
2011 Bitburger Open   Wang Zhengming 21–18, 21–10   Winner
2010 Bitburger Open   Chen Long 3–21, 21–12, 9–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Belgian International   Marc Zwiebler 11–8, 10–11, 11–9, 11–9   Winner
2013 Spanish Open   Joachim Persson 21–9, 21–16   Winner
2011 Denmark International   Jan Ø. Jørgensen 15–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2011 Dutch International   Ville Lang 18–21, 21–15, 21–4   Winner
2010 Irish International   Pablo Abian 21–13, 14–21, 23–21   Winner
2010 Norwegian International   Henri Hurskainen 21–16, 19–21, 21–8   Winner
2009 Spanish Open   Kashyap Parupalli 21–10, 21–16   Winner
2009 Norwegian International   Marc Zwiebler 15–21, 21–18, 21–19   Winner
2008 Dutch International   Wu Yunyong 21–12, 21–18   Winner
2007 Turkiye International   Petr Koukal 23–21, 21–15   Winner
2006 Norwegian International   Muhammad Roslin Hashim 22–20, 6–21, 21–16   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  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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