Pablo Abián

Pablo Abián Vicén (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo aˈβjan]; born 12 June 1985) is a badminton player from Spain.[1][2] He was the men's singles gold medalists at the 2015 European Games and 2018 Mediterranean Games.

Pablo Abián
Pablo Abian.jpg
Personal information
Birth namePablo Abián Vicén
Country Spain
Born (1985-06-12) 12 June 1985 (age 35)[1]
Calatayud, Spain
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking20 (8 September 2011)
Current ranking52 (25 February 2020)
BWF profile

Olympic GamesEdit

2008 (Beijing, China)Edit

He competed in badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the men's singles and was defeated in the first round by Kęstutis Navickas, 23–21, 12–21, 21–9.[3]

2012 (London, Great Britain)Edit

He competed in badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's singles. He was the first Spanish man to win a match at an Olympic Games. He won in the first round against Petr Koukal (Czech Republic), 21–17, 16–21, 21–16, then he lost in the next match, against the 2004 Athens Olympics gold medalist Taufik Hidayat (Indonesia), 20–22, 11–21 after having a notable performance in first set where he earned a set point but putting a relatively easy smash into the net.

2016 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)Edit

He won his first match 21–12 and 21–10 against Jaspar Yu Woon Chai (Brunei) in the group stage, and lost his second encounter 18–21 and 19–21 to Hu Yun (Hong Kong) after having a good lead in both sets.

World ChampionshipsEdit

2006 (Madrid, Spain)Edit

Pablo Abián played at the 2006 IBF World Championships in the men's singles, and he was defeated in the first round by Andrew Smith of England, 21–15, 21–13.

2007 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)Edit

The following year he competed at the 2007 BWF World Championships in the men's singles again. He beat Luka Petrič 21–9, 29–27 in the first round. In the second round, he was beaten by Simon Santoso of Indonesia 21–18, 21–15.

2010 (Paris, France)Edit

Pablo Abián competed at the 2010 BWF World Championships in the men's singles. In the first round, he won against Magnus Sahlberg (Sweden) 21–15, 21–16. He was beaten by Marc Zwiebler (Germany) in the second round 21–17, 21–18.

2011 (London, England)Edit

Pablo Abián played the 2011 BWF World Championships in the men's singles. In the first round, he beat Yuhan Tan 16–21, 21–17, 21–15. In the second round he won against Marc Zwiebler (Germany) 21–17, 7–21, 24–22. In the last sixteen he lost against Kevin Cordón (Guatemala) 19–21, 21–19, 17–21.

2013 (Guangzhou, China)Edit

Pablo Abián played in the 2013 BWF World Championships in the men's singles. In the first round, he won against Osleni Guerrero (Cuba) by 21–14, 23–21. In the second round, he beat Ajay Jayaram (India) by 21–9, 21–17. In the last sixteen, he lost against Nguyễn Tiến Minh (Vietnam) 21–15, 9–21, 10–21.

European ChampionshipsEdit

In 2008 Pablo Abián was 5th in the European Championship (Herning, Denmark). In the first round he beat Atli Jóhannesson (Iceland) by 21–12, 21–8. In the second round he beath Aamir Ghaffar (England) by 22–20, 21–19. In the last sixteen he beat Steinar Klausen (Norway) 21–8, 21–9. In the quarter-finals he lost against Przemysław Wacha (Poland) 11–21, 17–21.

Pablo Abián played at the Master European Circuit Finals in 2010 (Netherlands), he lost in the final against Rune Ulsing (Denmark).

Pablo Abián finished first in the European Ranking in the season 2010/2011.

World University Championships, Universiade Games and Mediterranean GamesEdit

Pablo Abián reached 5th place in the 2010 World University Championship (Chinese Taipei).

He achieved 5th place in the 2011 Summer Universiade (Shenzhen, China). He lost in the quarter-final against Wen Kai (China) by 12–21, 21–23.

Pablo Abián won the silver medal at the 2012 World University Championship (Gwangju, Korea). He lost the final against Wen Kai (China) by 16–21, 8–21.[4]

He won the silver medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games played in Mersin (Turkey).[5]

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2015 Baku Sports Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan   Emil Holst 21–12, 23–21   Gold

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2018 El Morell Pavilion, Tarragona, Spain   Lucas Corvée 21–23, 21–15, 21–17   Gold
2013 Mersin University Hall, Mersin, Turkey   Brice Leverdez 17–21, 21–23   Silver

BWF Grand Prix (1 runner-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
2015 Brasil Open   Lin Dan 13–21, 17–21   Runner-up
  BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
  BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (27 titles, 14 runners-up)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2020 Austrian Open   Max Weißkirchen 20–22, 15–21   Runner-up
2019 Irish Open   Toma Junior Popov 10–21, 22–24   Runner-up
2019 Hungarian International   Victor Svendsen 17–21, 21–15, 21–12   Winner
2019 Algeria International   Ade Resky Dwicahyo 21–8, 21–6   Winner
2018 White Nights   Ajay Jayaram 11–21, 21–16, 21–17   Winner
2018 Slovenian International   Toby Penty 18–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2017 Italian International   Lars Schaenzler 18–21, 21–16, 21–14   Winner
2017 Hungarian International   Victor Svendsen 13–21, 21–15, 12–21   Runner-up
2017 White Nights   Thomas Rouxel 15–21, 21–15, 21–18   Winner
2017 Austrian Open   Kanta Tsuneyama 10–21, 21–12, 11–21   Runner-up
2016 Welsh International   Kieran Merrilees 21–16, 21–16   Winner
2016 Czech International   Fabian Roth 10–21, 21–17, 21–15   Winner
2016 Dutch International   Kieran Merrilees 21–16, 21–15   Winner
2015 Chile International Challenge   Ernesto Velázquez 21–14, 21–17   Winner
2015 Bulgarian International   Gurusai Dutt 21–17, 16–21, 21–19   Winner
2015 Spanish International   Rasmus Fladberg 21–16, 13–21, 21–10   Winner
2015 Swedish Masters   Rajiv Ouseph 15–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2014 Guatemala International   Kevin Cordón 4–11, 11–8, 11–5, 11–10   Winner
2014 Orleans International   Vladimir Malkov 21–16, 19–21, 22–20   Winner
2013 Welsh International   Flemming Quach 21–12, 21–13   Winner
2013 Portugal International   Misbun Ramdan Mohmed Misbun 8–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2011 Italian International   Ville Lang 13–21, 21–14, 21–13   Winner
2011 Maldives International   Chetan Anand 21–15, 21–16   Winner
2015 Spanish Open   Viktor Axelsen 11–21, 21–7, 9–21   Runner-up
2011 Morocco International   Joachim Persson 21–19, 17–21, 21–19   Winner
2011 Polish Open   Vladimir Ivanov 21–14, 21–12   Winner
2011 Swedish Masters   Viktor Axelsen 21–19, 21–6   Winner
2010 Italian International   Przemyslaw Wacha 13–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2010 Irish International   Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 13–21, 21–14, 21–23   Runner-up
2010 Welsh International   Sven-Eric Kastens 14–21, 21–17, 21–14   Winner
2010 Slovenian International   Wisnu Haryo Putro 21–14, 21–4   Winner
2010 Polish International   Hiroyuki Saeki 21–12, 21–10   Winner
2007 Waikato International   Ashton Chen Yong Zhao 17–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2007 Ballarat International   Carlos Longo 21–18, 21–12   Winner
2007 Nouméa International   Arvind Bhat 16–21, 21–17, 19–21   Runner-up
2007 Giraldilla International   Ernesto Velázquez 20–22, 21–15, 21–9   Winner
2007 Bahrain Satellite   Sho Sasaki 10–21, 11–21   Runner-up
2006 Latvia Riga International   Vladislav Druzchenko   Winner
2006 Lithuanian International   Kęstutis Navickas 15–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2006 Giraldilla International   Ilian Perez   Winner
2005 Brazil International   Janek Roos 15–1, 15–6   Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

Spanish National ChampionshipEdit

Host city Result Event Year Final Score
Santiago de Compostela 1 Mixed doubles 2004 Perez-Abián vs Villar-Chan 15–12, 15–9
Alicante 1 Men's singles 2007 Pablo Abián vs Jose Antonio Crespo 21–10, 21–16
Ibiza 1 Men's singles 2008 Pablo Abián vs Sergio Llopis 21–17, 21–15
Alicante 1 Men's singles 2009 Pablo Abián vs Sergio Llopis 21–10, 21–14
Huelva 1 Men's singles 2010 Pablo Abián vs David Leal 21–7, 21–17
Huelva 1 Men's doubles 2010 Pablo Abián and Javier Abián vs David Leal and Eliezer Ojeda 14–21, 21–17, 21–12
Madrid 1 Men's singles 2011 Pablo Abián vs Ernesto Velázquez 21–17, 21–12
Huesca 1 Men's singles 2012 Pablo Abián vs Jesús Lorenzo 21–12, 21–12
Huesca 1 Men's doubles 2012 Pablo Abián and Javier Abián vs Vicent Martinez and Eliezer Ojeda 21–15, 21–8
A Estrada 1 Men's singles 2013 Pablo Abián vs Ernesto Velázquez 21–13, 21–15
A Estrada 1 Men's doubles 2013 Pablo Abián and Javier Abián vs Daniel Sánchez and Alberto Zapico 21–12, 21–14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. "2008 Olympic Profile". Archived from the original on 9 August 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2008.
  2. ^ ElPaís.com (18 May 2008). "El gran reto de un deporte exótico" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 May 2008.
  3. ^ Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. "2008 Olympic results". Archived from the original on 13 August 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2008.
  4. ^ http://huelvaya.es/2012/11/13/pablo-abian-se-proclama-en-corea-subcampeon-del-mundo-universitario-de-badminton/
  5. ^ http://huelvaya.es/2013/06/30/pablo-abian-medalla-de-plata-en-los-juegos-del-mediterraneo/

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