Son Wan-ho (Hangul: 손완호; Korean pronunciation: [so.nwan.ɦo] or [son] [wan.ɦo]; born 17 May 1988) is a South Korean badminton player. He reached a career high as world number 1 in the men's singles in May 2017. He competed at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. He plays primarily defensively, and began playing badminton after a teacher suggested it to him in elementary school. He holds a bachelor's degree from Inha University in Incheon, South Korea. In 2017, he helped the Korean national team reach the final at the Sudirman Cup and win that tournament. He is married to compatriot women's singles player, Sung Ji-hyun.
|Born||17 May 1988|
Changwon, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
|Residence||South Gyeongsang, South Korea|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||143 lb (65 kg)|
|Career record||346 wins, 193 losses|
|Highest ranking||1 (25 May 2017)|
|Current ranking||66 (19 April 2022)|
|Revised Romanization||Son Wan-ho|
BWF World ChampionshipsEdit
|2017||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Lin Dan||17–21, 14–21||Bronze|
East Asian GamesEdit
|2009||Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong||Lin Dan||12–21, 21–23||Bronze|
|2015||Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center, Hwasun, South Korea||Jeon Hyeok-jin||20–22, 21–13, 17–21||Silver|
BWF World Tour (3 titles)Edit
The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2018||Hong Kong Open||Super 500||Kenta Nishimoto||14–21, 21–17, 21–13||Winner|
|2018||Korea Masters||Super 300||Lee Zii Jia||21–16, 21–11||Winner|
|2019||Malaysia Masters||Super 500||Chen Long||21–17, 21–19||Winner|
BWF Superseries (2 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit
The BWF Superseries, which was launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, was a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries levels were Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries consisted of twelve tournaments around the world that had been introduced since 2011. Successful players were invited to the Superseries Finals, which were held at the end of each year.
|2012||India Open||Lee Chong Wei||21–18, 14–21, 21–19||Winner|
|2012||China Masters||Wang Zhengming||21–11, 14–21, 22–24||Runner-up|
|2014||Denmark Open||Chen Long||19–21, 22–24||Runner-up|
|2014||Hong Kong Open||Chen Long||21–19, 21–16||Winner|
|2016||Singapore Open||Sony Dwi Kuncoro||16–21, 21–13, 14–21||Runner-up|
|2016||Korea Open||Qiao Bin||11–21, 23–21, 7–21||Runner-up|
|2016||Denmark Open||Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk||13–21, 21–23||Runner-up|
BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
|2010||Chinese Taipei Open||Simon Santoso||14–21, 11–21||Runner-up|
|2011||Korea Grand Prix Gold||Lee Hyun-il||18–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Chinese Taipei Open||Nguyễn Tiến Minh||19–21, 21–9, 21–18||Winner|
|2013||Macau Open||Hsueh Hsuan-yi||21–11, 21–15||Winner|
|2013||Vietnam Open||Tan Chun Seang||21–14, 21–9||Winner|
|2016||Korea Masters||Liew Daren||21–13, 21–16||Winner|
BWF International Challenge/Series (1 runner-up)Edit
|2009||Osaka International||Lee Cheol-ho||21–19, 11–21, 11–21||Runner-up|
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