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Nico Ruponen (born 3 February 1989) is a Swedish male badminton player.[2][3] In 2012, he won the Kharkiv International in the mixed doubles event partnered with Amanda Högström.[4] In 2016, he and Richard Eidestedt had to battle through the qualification round at the Orleans International tournament before reach the finals, finally they won the men's doubles title after beat Hardianto and Haryanto of Indonesia.[5] He also became the runner-up at the 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix tournament in the mixed doubles event with Högström.[6]

Nico Ruponen
Personal information
Country Sweden
Born (1989-02-03) 3 February 1989 (age 30)
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
HandednessLeft
Men's
Highest ranking248 (MS) 22 Oct 2009
47 (MD) 19 Jan 2017
21 (XD) 15 Dec 2016
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

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.

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Canada Open   Amanda Högström   Do Tuan Duc
  Pham Nhu Thao
9-21, 21-10, 13-21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Swedish International   Richard Eidestedt   Konstantin Abramov
  Alexandr Zinchenko
17-21, 20-22   Runner-up
2016 Italian International   Richard Eidestedt   Jones Ralfy Jansen
  Josche Zurwonne
17-21, 18-21   Runner-up
2016 Orleans International   Richard Eidestedt   Hardianto
  Kenas Adi Haryanto
13-21, 21-12, 21-19   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Finnish Open   Amanda Högström   Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
  Lena Grebak
24-22, 19-21, 13-21   Runner-up
2012 Kharkiv International   Amanda Högström   Gaetan Mittelheisser
  Emilie Lefel
23-21, 10-21, 21-16   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nico Ruponen (SWE)". www.nationalbadmintonleague.co.uk. National Badminton League. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Players: Nico Ruponen". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Nico Ruponen". sok.se (in Swedish). Sveriges Olympiska Kommitté. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Nico Ruponen och Amanda Högström vann i Kharkov". www.tabybadminton.se (in Swedish). Täby BM - Badminton. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Maiden title for Eidestedt & Ruponen in Orleans". badmintoneurope.com. Badminton Europe. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Vietnamese pair clinch Canada Open badminton title". www.vietnambreakingnews.com. VietnamBreakingNews. Retrieved 23 January 2017.

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