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Nanna Vainio (born 29 May 1991)[1] is a right handed Finnish badminton player who lives in Espoo in Finland. Since 2009 she has been the Finnish singles champion several times.

Nanna Vainio
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Personal information
Country Finland
Born (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991 (age 28)
Ekenäs, Finland
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Women's singles
Career record109 Win, 124 Loss
Highest ranking56 (3 November 2016)
Current rankingRetired


Vainio was born on Ekenäs in 1991. She first competed internationally in Latvia when she was 14 and she has been in the national team since 2008.[2] She graduated from high school in Espoo Mattlidens gymnasium in 2010, after which she studied for a degree in information management and business administration at Loughborough University in England.[3] In 2013, she moved to Copenhagen, where she studied for a master's degree and was trained by Anu Nieminen at the Copenhagen Badminton Center. She graduated in 2015 and has since been training again in Finland.[4]

Vainio has been ranked eighth in the world[4] and she represented her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She lost in the first round of the tournament to the Spanish player Carolina Marín[1] who has been ranked number one in the world.[5]


BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Peru International   Airi Mikkela 13-21, 17-21   Runner Up
2016 Iceland International   Julie Dawal Jakobsen 17-21, 6-21   Runner Up
2015 Morocco International   Lianne Tan 21-15, 22-24, 8-21   Runner Up
2015 Mauritius International   Airi Mikkela 21-16, 21-11   Winner
2015 Iceland International   Mette Poulsen 11-21, 9-21   Runner Up
2011 Slovenia International   Carola Bott 13-21, 10-21   Runner Up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament


  1. ^ a b "Nanna Vainio". Rio 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ Nanna Vainio, BWFBadminton, Retrieved 28 August 2016
  3. ^ Mainio Vainio oikealla tiellä, Isaksson, Janne, Issue s. 8–9, Sportpressen, Ajankohta = Talvi 2011–2012, Viitattu = 29.3.2014
  4. ^ a b Nanna Vainio, Rio Team: Pelaajat, Retrieved 28 August 2016
  5. ^ "Carolina Marín".