Lohaynny Caroline de Oliveira Vicente (born 2 May 1996) is a Brazilian badminton player who has qualified to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in her home city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Lohaynny Vicente
Personal information
Birth nameLohaynny Caroline de Oliveira Vicente
Country Brazil
Born (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 23)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ResidenceCampinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
HandednessRight
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking54 (WS 10 March 2016)
35 (WD 8 July 2016)
48 (XD 9 April 2015)
BWF profile

Personal lifeEdit

Vicente was born on 2 May 1996 in Rio de Janeiro.[1] Her older sister Luana Vicente is also an international badminton player. When Lohaynny was four years old and Luana was six, their father, a drug dealer, was killed in a shootout with police.[2] Following her father's death her mother moved the family from the west of the city to Chacrinha, a favela in the north of Rio. She now lives with her sister in Campinas, São Paulo, in a house funded by the Brazilian Badminton Federation.[2]

CareerEdit

Both Vicente and her sister began playing badminton through a programme set up by a coach to teach the sport to children in the community.[2]

At the 2014 Brazil International tournament, Vicente won a silver medal, losing to American Iris Wang in the final.[3]

Vicente won a silver medal in the women's doubles at the 2015 Pan American Games held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, playing alongside her sister Luana.[2] The pair defeated Daigenis Saturria and Bermary Altagracia Polanco Muñoz of the Dominican Republic in the quarterfinals then Alexander Bruce and Phyllis Chan of Canada in the semifinals. In the final they lost to the American pairing of Eva Lee and Paula Lynn Obanana by a score of 14−21, 6−21, to finish as runners-up.[4] In the women's singles Vicente defeated Cuban Melissa Azcuy Perez then Chilean Tingting Chou before losing to eventual gold medallist Michelle Li by a score of 7–21, 8–21, in the quarterfinals.[5]

Vicente was selected to compete for Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the women's singles as an automatic qualifier for the host nation.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Pan American GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Atos Markham Pan Am Centre,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  Luana Vicente   Eva Lee
  Paula Lynn Obanana
14–21, 6–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Atos Markham Pan Am Centre,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  Alex Yuwan Tjong   Toby Ng
  Alexandra Bruce
17–21, 16–21   Bronze

Pan Am ChampionshipsEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Markham Pan Am Centre,
Markham, Canada
  Luana Vicente   Eva Lee
  Paula Lynn Obanana
21–23, 14–21   Silver

BWF International Challenge/Series (25 titles, 10 runner-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Guatemala International   Fabiana Silva 21–16, 14–21, 21–16   Winner
2015 Suriname International   Telma Santos No match   Runner-up
2015 Argentina International   Elisabeth Baldauf 17–21, 6–14 retired   Runner-up
2015 Chile International   Laura Sarosi 13–21, 21–9, 12–21   Runner-up
2015 Mercosul International   Rong Schafer 21–17, 13–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2014 Brazil International   Iris Wang 5–11, 9–11, 7–11   Runner-up
2014 Venezuela International   Fabiana Silva 22–20, 24–22   Winner
2013 Puerto Rico International   Aleksandra Walaszek 19–21, 21–13, 21–18   Winner
2013 Internacional Mexicano   Fabiana Silva 18–21, 21–17, 21–12   Winner
2013 Santo Domingo Open   Iris Wang 18–21, 6–21   Runner-up
2013 Brazil International   Michelle Li 21–16, 15–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2013 Argentina International   Cynthia González 21–12, 21–4   Winner
2013 Mercosul International   Maja Tvrdy 11–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2011 Carebaco International   Luana Vicente 21–15, 21–18   Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Santo Domingo Open   Luana Vicente   Diana Corleto Soto
  Nikte Alejandra Sotomayor
22–20, 21–17   Winner
2018 International Mexicano   Luana Vicente   Daniela Macías
  Dánica Nishimura
23–25, 21–16, 21–11   Winner
2015 Chile International Challenge   Luana Vicente   Eva Lee
  Paula Lynn Obanana
17–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2015 Internacional Mexicano   Luana Vicente   Cynthia González
  Mariana Ugalde
21–8, 21–17   Winner
2015 Chile International   Luana Vicente   Paula B. Pereira
  Fabiana Silva
21–18, 21–15   Winner
2015 Peru International Series   Luana Vicente   Paula B Pereira
  Fabiana Silva
21–9, 21–17   Winner
2014 Venezuela International   Luana Vicente   Paula B. Pereira
  Fabiana Silva
21–13, 21–5   Winner
2014 Argentina International   Luana Vicente   Paula B. Pereira
  Fabiana Silva
18–21, 21–11, 21–15   Winner
2014 Mercosul International   Luana Vicente   Paula B. Pereira
  Fabiana Silva
21–11, 21–13   Winner
2013 Puerto Rico International   Paula B. Pereira   Ana Paula Campos
  Yasmin Cury
21–10, 21–12   Winner
2013 Internacional Mexicano   Paula B. Pereira   Cynthia González
  Victoria Montero
21–18, 17–21, 21–11   Winner
2013 USA International   Paula B. Pereira   Jing Yu Hong
  Zhang Beiwen
7–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 Santo Domingo Open   Paula B. Pereira   Ana Paula Campos
  Yasmin Cury
21–14, 21–9   Winner
2013 Argentina International   Paula B. Pereira   Daniela Macias
  Luz Maria Zornoza
21–11, 21–11   Winner
2013 Mercosul International   Paula B. Pereira   Tingting Chou
  Camila Macaya
21–10, 21–12   Winner
2011 Internacional Mexicano   Luana Vicente   Cynthia González
  Victoria Montero
21–10, 21–19   Winner
2011 Miami International   Luana Vicente   Dayanis Alvarez
  Shannon Pohl
21–9, 21–16   Winner
2011 Carebaco International   Luana Vicente   Mariama Eastmond
  Shari Watson
21–16, 21–11   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Jamaica International   Artur Silva Pomoceno   Vinson Chiu
  Breanna Chi
21–17, 14–21, 21–19   Winner
2014 Argentina International   Alex Yuwan Tjong   Hugo Arthuso
  Fabiana Silva
21–19, 21–19   Winner
2013 Santo Domingo Open   Alex Yuwan Tjong   Hugo Arthuso
  Fabiana Silva
21–9, 21–13   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lohaynny Vicente". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e Prada, Paulo (11 May 2016). "From violence to the Olympics, all in their hometown". Reuters UJ. Reuters. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  3. ^ Morikawa, Kota. "Iris Wang Takes Gold at Brazil Int". Badminton Monthly. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Badminton - Athlete Profile Vicente/Vicente". Official Website of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Badminton - Athlete Profile Vicente Lohaynny". Official Website of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Retrieved 22 May 2016.

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