Ville Lång (born February 14, 1985 in Lahti) is a male badminton player from Finland. He won Finland's national championship in 2005-2012. In 2003 he won bronze at the European Junior Badminton Championships. At the 2008 Summer Olympics he reached rank 17. He has also been playing with Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in the popular competition, All England Super Series, after getting a walkover with Indonesia's legend Sony Dwi Kuncoro. Lång lost 9-21 straight game in the third round at All England Championships 2011 to Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia. Later in the World Championships 2011, Lång met the world number one Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia again and lost 10-21 11-21 to the Malaysian in the second round. Nearly one year later that was in 2012 London Olympics, he met again the top seed from Malaysia in the first round and came out with an 8-21, 21-14, 11-21, his best performance against Lee. Ville announced his retirement on 31 January 2016.
February 14, 1985 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Highest ranking||32 (12 November 2009)|
|Current ranking||80 (14 January 2016)|
European Junior ChampionshipsEdit
|2003||Esbjerg, Denmark||Marc Zwiebler||8–15, 6–15||Bronze|
BWF Grand PrixEdit
|2014||Scottish Open||Wang Tzu-wei||17–21, 22–20, 21–16||Winner|
BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit
- "Ville LANG Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
- "Ville Lång". rio.sulkapallo.fi (in Finnish). Badminton Finland. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
- "Ville Lång päätti menestyksekkään huippusulkapalloilijan uransa". Sulkapalloliitto. Retrieved 2017-01-31.