Ng Ka Long

Angus Ng Ka Long (born 24 June 1994) is a badminton player from Hong Kong. He has a career-high ranking of 6 in men's singles, and has beaten other top 10 players like Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Chou Tien-chen, Jan Ø. Jørgensen, and Son Wan-ho.

Angus Ng Ka Long
伍家朗
Angus Ng Ka-long.jpg
Personal information
Birth name伍家朗
CountryHong Kong
Born (1994-06-24) 24 June 1994 (age 26)[1]
Hong Kong[1]
ResidenceHong Kong[1]
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
HandednessRight[1]
Men's singles
Career record248 wins, 146 losses
Highest ranking6 (23 November 2017[1])
Current ranking8 (17 March 2020[1])
BWF profile
Ng Ka Long
Traditional Chinese伍家朗
Simplified Chinese伍家朗

Early life and educationEdit

Ng trained at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. According to him, his father is the main influence to his career.[1]

CareerEdit

At the 2010 BWF World Junior Championships, Guadalajara he won a bronze medal in the men's doubles. He won gold in the men's doubles in 2012 in Chiba Prefecture. He won bronze in the 2012 Asian Junior Championships men's doubles.

In 2013, Ng participated in the 2013 BWF World Championships in Guangzhou, China, was the runner-up at the Vietnam International Challenge in men's singles, and competed in the 2013 East Asian Games in Tianjin for Hong Kong, winning a silver medal in the men's singles and bronze in the men's doubles.

In 2014, Ng won the China International Challenge, Osaka International Challenge and Irish Open. He was the runner-up at the Canadian Grand Prix and the Swiss International tournaments.

In 2015, Ng won the men's singles at the Austrian Open. He later won his first Grand Prix title at the Bitburger Open. [2] He also came second at the Canadian Grand Prix and reached the semifinals at the Hong Kong Super Series, having beaten top 10 players like Lin Dan and Chou Tien Chen before losing to the legendary Lee Chong Wei.

In 2016, Ng made history by becoming the first home player to win the men's singles title at the Hong Kong Open, beating India's Sameer Verma in the final.

AchievementsEdit

East Asian GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Binhai New Area Dagang Gymnasium,
Tianjin, China
  Lee Chun Hei   Lee Sheng-mu
  Tsai Chia-hsin
11–21, 19–21   Bronze

BWF World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2010 Domo del Code Jalisco,
Guadalajara, Mexico
  Lee Chun Hei   Nelson Heg Wei Keat
  Teo Ee Yi
21–17, 15–21, 11–21   Bronze
2012 Chiba Port Arena,
Chiba, Japan
  Lee Chun Hei   Takuto Inoue
  Yuki Kaneko
21–16, 21–17   Gold

Asian Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Gimcheon Indoor Stadium,
Gimcheon, South Korea
  Lee Chun Hei   Arya Maulana Aldiartama
  Edi Subaktiar
21–15, 24–26, 15–21   Bronze

BWF World Tour (1 title, 4 runners-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[3] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[4]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
2018 German Open Super 300   Chou Tien-chen 19–21, 21–18, 18–21   Runner-up
2019 New Zealand Open Super 300   Jonatan Christie 12–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2019 Thailand Open Super 500   Chou Tien-chen 14–21, 21–11, 21–23   Runner-up
2020 Thailand Masters Super 300   Kenta Nishimoto 16–21, 21–13, 21–12   Winner
2020 (I) Thailand Open Super 1000   Viktor Axelsen 14–21, 14–21   Runner-up

BWF Superseries (1 title)Edit

The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007,[5] was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries had two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries featured twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011,[6] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Hong Kong Open   Sameer Verma 21–14, 10–21, 21–11   Winner
  BWF Superseries Finals tournament
  BWF Superseries Premier tournament
  BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (2 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels, the BWF Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men’s singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Canada Open   Lee Hyun-il 16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Canada Open   Lee Chong Wei 17–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2015 Bitburger Open   Wong Wing Ki 21–12, 21–13   Winner
2017 Malaysia Masters   Lee Hyun-il 14–21, 21–15, 10–9 retired   Winner
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Vietnam International   Chan Kwong Beng 11–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2014 China International   Wei Nan 21–16, 21–15   Winner
2014 Osaka International   Riichi Takeshita 21–13, 21–12   Winner
2014 Swiss International   Jonatan Christie 11–9, 11–9, 6–11, 9–11, 10–11   Runner-up
2014 Irish Open   Wang Tzu-wei 21–18, 21–13   Winner
2015 Austrian International   Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin 14–21, 21–18, 21–19   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NG Ka Long Angus Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  2. ^ Vandervorst, Elm. "BITBURGER OPEN Finals – Ka Long way to go". badzine.net. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  6. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Badmintonstore.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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