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Ville Lång (born February 14, 1985 in Lahti) is a male badminton player from Finland.[2] 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.[3]

Ville Lång
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Personal information
Country  Finland
Born (1985-02-14) February 14, 1985 (age 32)
Lahti, Finland[1]
Residence Helsinki, Finland[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Handedness Right
Highest ranking 32 (12 November 2009[1])
Current ranking 80 (14 January 2016[1])
BWF profile

Contents

AchievementsEdit

European Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2003 Esbjerg, Denmark   Marc Zwiebler 8–15, 6–15   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2014 Scottish Open   Wang Tzu-wei 17–21, 22–20, 21–16   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Estonian International   Lucas Claerbout 21–17, 21–19   Winner
2015 Swiss International   Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin 19–21, 21–16, 11–21   Runner-up
2014 Swedish Masters   Henri Hurskainen 16–21, 21–14, 21–19   Winner
2013 White Nights   Eetu Heino 14–21, 21–17, 9–21   Runner-up
2013 Denmark International   Viktor Axelsen 17–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2012 Estonian International   Raul Must 21–8, 21–15   Winner
2011 Italian International   Pablo Abian 21–13, 14–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2011 Norwegian International   Emil Holst 19–21, 21–11, 21–10   Winner
2011 Dutch International   Hans-Kristian Vittinghus 21–18, 15–21, 4–21   Runner-up
2011 Estonian International   Raul Must 21–15, 21–14   Winner
2010 Scottish International   Anand Pawar 9–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2010 Hungarian International   Yuhan Tan 22–20, 21–16   Winner
2010 Finnish International   Raul Must 11–21, 10–21   Runner-up
2009 Estonian International   Kasper Ipsen 21–14, 21–19   Winner
2007 Hungarian International   Jan O. Jorgensen 6–21, 5–21   Runner-up
2006 Scottish International   Zhu Min 21–16, 14–21, 21–17   Winner
2006 Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse   Petr Koukal 21–18, 21–15   Winner
2005 Slovak International   Przemysław Wacha 15–12, 9–15, 9–15   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ville LANG Player Profile". bwf.tournamentsoftware.com. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ville Lång". rio.sulkapallo.fi (in Finnish). Badminton Finland. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ville Lång päätti menestyksekkään huippusulkapalloilijan uransa". Sulkapalloliitto. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 

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