Pablo Abián Vicén (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo aˈβjan]; born 12 June 1985) is a badminton player from Spain. He was the men's singles gold medalists at the 2015 European Games and 2018 Mediterranean Games.
|Birth name||Pablo Abián Vicén|
|Born||12 June 1985|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)|
|Highest ranking||20 (8 September 2011)|
|Current ranking||52 (25 February 2020)|
2008 (Beijing, China)Edit
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.
2006 (Madrid, Spain)Edit
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.
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.
He won the silver medal at the 2013 Mediterranean Games played in Mersin (Turkey).
|2015||Baku Sports Hall, Baku, Azerbaijan||Emil Holst||21–12, 23–21||Gold|
|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
|2015||Brasil Open||Lin Dan||13–21, 17–21||Runner-up|
BWF International Challenge/Series (27 titles, 14 runners-up)Edit
- BWF International Challenge tournament
- BWF International Series tournament
- BWF Future Series tournament
Spanish National ChampionshipEdit
|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|
- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. "2008 Olympic Profile". Archived from the original on 9 August 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2008.
- ElPaís.com (18 May 2008). "El gran reto de un deporte exótico" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 May 2008.
- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. "2008 Olympic results". Archived from the original on 13 August 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2008.