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Son Wan-ho (Hangul: 손완호; Korean pronunciation: [so.nwan.ɦo] or [son] [wan.ɦo]; born 17 May 1988[2]) 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.[citation needed] He holds a bachelor's degree from Inha University in Incheon, South Korea.[3] In 2017, he helped the Korean national team to reach the final at the Sudirman Cup and won that tournament.[4][5] He is engaged with compatriot women singles player, Sung Ji Hyun.[citation needed]

Son Wan-ho
Son Wan Ho - 2015.jpg
Son Wan Ho at the spring team event in 2015, held in Hwacheon
Personal information
Born (1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 31)
Changwon, South Korea
ResidenceGyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight143 lb (65 kg)
Years active8
Men's singles
Career record294 wins, 159 losses
Career title(s)9
Highest ranking1 (25 May 2017)
Current ranking7 (6 August 2019[1])
BWF profile
Son Wan-ho
Revised RomanizationSon Wan-ho
McCune–ReischauerSon Wan-ho


BWF World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2017 Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland   Lin Dan 17–21, 14–21   Bronze

Summer UniversiadeEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
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,[6] 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.[7]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Level Opponent Score Result
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,[8] 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,[9] with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
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 Superseries Finals tournament
     BWF Superseries Premier tournament
     BWF Superseries tournament

BWF Grand Prix (4 titles, 2 runners-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
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 Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/Series (1 runner-up)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2009 Osaka International   Lee Cheol-ho 21–19, 11–21, 11–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament


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  2. ^ The Asia Economic Daily 24 November, 2014
  3. ^ London 2012 profile Archived 2012-07-31 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Korea Storm into Final – Day 7 (Session 1): Total BWF Sudirman Cup 2017". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 30 May 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Korea wins Sudirman Cup badminton final on Gold Coast". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  6. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.
  8. ^ "BWF Launches Super Series". Badminton Australia. 15 December 2006.
  9. ^ "Yonex All England Elevated To BWF Premier Super Series Event". Retrieved 29 September 2013.

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