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 competed in the singles event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but was defeated by Chen Long from China in quarter-finals. 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 to reach the final at the Sudirman Cup and won that tournament. He is engaged with compatriot women singles player, Sung Ji Hyun.
Son Wan Ho at the spring team event in 2015, held in Hwacheon
|Born||17 May 1988|
Changwon, South Korea
|Residence||Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||143 lb (65 kg)|
|Career record||294 wins, 159 losses|
|Highest ranking||1 (25 May 2017)|
|Current ranking||7 (6 August 2019)|
|Revised Romanization||Son Wan-ho|
BWF World ChampionshipsEdit
|2017||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Lin Dan||17–21, 14–21||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, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, 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.
|2019||Malaysia Masters||Super 500||Chen Long||21–17, 21–19||Winner|
|2018||Korea Masters||Super 300||Lee Zii Jia||21–16, 21–11||Winner|
|2018||Hong Kong Open||Super 500||Kenta Nishimoto||14–21, 21–17, 21–13||Winner|
BWF Superseries (2 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2016||Denmark Open||Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk||13–21, 21–23||Runner-up|
|2016||Korea Open||Qiao Bin||11–21, 23–21, 7–21||Runner-up|
|2016||Singapore Open||Sony Dwi Kuncoro||16–21, 21–13, 14–21||Runner-up|
|2014||Hong Kong Open||Chen Long||21–19, 21–16||Winner|
|2014||Denmark Open||Chen Long||19–21, 22–24||Runner-up|
|2012||China Masters||Wang Zhengming||21–11, 14–21, 22–24||Runner-up|
|2012||India Open||Lee Chong Wei||21–18, 14–21, 21–19||Winner|
BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
|2016||Korea Masters||Liew Daren||21–13, 21–16||Winner|
|2013||Vietnam Open||Tan Chun Seang||21–14, 21–9||Winner|
|2013||Macau Open||Hsueh Hsuan-yi||21–11, 21–15||Winner|
|2013||Chinese Taipei Open||Nguyễn Tiến Minh||19–21, 21–9, 21–18||Winner|
|2011||Korea Masters||Lee Hyun-il||18–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2010||Chinese Taipei Open||Simon Santoso||14–21, 11–21||Runner-up|
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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