Willem Viljoen

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Willem Abraham Viljoen (born 5 March 1985) is a South African badminton player.[1] He competed for South Africa at the 2012 London Summer Olympics,[2] and at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.[3] At the All-African Games, he has collected 2 golds and six silvers. Her sister Annari Viljoen also the Olympian who was competed in London 2012.[4]

Willem Viljoen
Personal information
Birth nameWillem Abraham Viljoen
Country South Africa
Born (1985-03-05) 5 March 1985 (age 35)
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
Men's
Highest ranking182 (MS) 23 Dec 2010
46 (MD) 7 June 2012
99 (XD) 3 May 2012
BWF profile

AchievementsEdit

All African GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Gymnase Étienne Mongha,
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
  Andries Malan   Ali Ahmed El Khateeb
  Abdelrahman Kashkal
21–10, 21–13   Gold
2011 Escola Josina Machel,
Maputo, Mozambique
  Dorian James   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
18–21, 19–21   Silver
2007 Salle OMS El Biar,
Algiers, Algeria
  Dorian James   Chris Dednam
  Roelof Dednam
10–21, 15–21   Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Gymnase Étienne Mongha,
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
  Michelle Butler-Emmett   Andries Malan
  Jennifer Fry
17–21, 21–23   Silver
2011 Escola Josina Machel,
Maputo, Mozambique
  Annari Viljoen   Georgie Cupidon
  Camille Allisen
22–20, 9–21, 21–16   Gold

African ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco   Ola Fagbemi 14–21, 17–21   Bronze
2006 Algiers, Algeria   Eli Mambwe   Bronze

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Lobatse Stadium,
Gaborone, Botswana
  Andries Malan   Enejoh Abah
  Victor Makanju
21–8, 21–15   Gold
2013 National Badminton Centre,
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Mauritius
  Andries Malan   Enejoh Abah
  Victor Makanju
21–11, 21–12   Gold
2012 Arat Kilo Hall,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  Dorian James   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
21–15, 21–15   Gold
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco   Dorian James   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
21–18, 21–14   Gold
2010 Kampala, Uganda   Dorian James   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
15–21, 15–21   Bronze
2006 Algiers, Algeria   Dorian James   Chris Dednam
  Roelof Dednam
  Silver

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Lobatse Stadium,
Gaborone, Botswana
  Michelle Butler Emmett   Andries Malan
  Jennifer Fry
21–18, 21–17   Gold
2013 National Badminton Centre,
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Mauritius
  Michelle Butler Emmett   Andries Malan
  Jennifer Fry
21–18, 20–22, 21–9   Gold
2011 Marrakesh, Morocco   Annari Viljoen   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
21–13, 21–12   Gold
2010 Kampala, Uganda   Jade Morgan   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
11–21, 12–21   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series (24 titles, 13 runners-up)Edit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2012 South Africa International   Alistair Casey 24–26, 22–20, 18–21   Runner-up
2010 Botswana International   Giovanni Traina 20–22, 21–19, 18–21   Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Rose Hill International   Andries Malan   Mohamed Abderrahime Belrabi
  Adel Hamek
21–18, 21–18   Winner
2015 Botswana International   Andries Malan   Mohamed Abderrahime Belrabi
  Adel Hamek
21–11, 21–8   Winner
2015 South Africa International   Andries Malan   Vatannejad-Soroush Eskandari
  Farzin Khanjani
21–17, 16–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2015 Zambia International   Andries Malan   Ali Ahmed El Khateeb
  Abdelrahman Kashkal
21–14, 21–15   Winner
2015 Ethiopia International   Andries Malan   Emre Vural
  Sinan Zorlu
21–10, 21–13   Winner
2015 Mauritius International   Andries Malan   Shlok Ramchandran
  Sanyam Shukla
19–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2014 Botswana International   Andries Malan   Luka Wraber
  Alen Roj
14–21, 21–10, 21–19   Winner
2014 Zambia International   Andries Malan   Giovanni Greco
  Rosario Maddaloni
14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2014 Lagos International   Andries Malan   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
21–14, 22–20   Winner
2014 Uganda International   Andries Malan   Chong Chun Quan
  Yeoh Seng Zoe
14–21, 21–11, 14–21   Runner-up
2013 Mauritius International   Andries Malan   Denneshsing Baboolall
  Julien Paul
21–11, 21–17   Winner
2012 South Africa International   Andries Malan   Dorian James
  Enrico James
24–22, 9–21, 24–22   Winner
2012 Uganda International   Dorian James   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
24–22, 21–19   Winner
2011 South Africa International   Dorian James   Chris Dednam
  Enrico James
21–19, 21–18   Winner
2011 Botswana International   Dorian James   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
21–23, 21–13, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 Namibia International   Dorian James   Ali Ahmed El-Khateeb
  Abdelrahman Kashkal
21–13, 21–13   Winner
2011 Kenya International   Dorian James   Manu Attri
  Jishnu Sanyal
14–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2011 Mauritius International   Dorian James   Manu Attri
  Jishnu Sanyal
19–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2010 Botswana International   Dorian James   Enrico James
  Jacobs Maliekal
21–19, 21–10   Winner
2010 South Africa International   Dorian James   Chris Dednam
  Roeloff Dednam
14–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2010 Kenya International   Dorian James   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
22–20, 21–17   Winner
2010 Uganda International   Dorian James   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
21–13, 21–9   Winner
2009 South Africa International   Dorian James   Mohammadreza Kheradmani
  Ali Shahhosseini
22–20, 17–21, 21–15   Winner
2009 Mauritius International   Dorian James   Ola Fagbemi
  Jinkan Ifraimu
19–21, 22–20, 21–8   Winner
2008 South Africa International   Dorian James   Chris Dednam
  Roelof Dednam
21–16, 21–17   Winner
2007 South Africa International   Dorian James   Chris Dednam
  Roelof Dednam
21–12, 21–18   Winner
2006 Mauritius International   Dorian James   Chris Dednam
  Roelof Dednam
21–13, 23–21   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Botswana International   Annari Viljoen   Matej Hliničan
  Shamim Bangi
21–14, 21–15   Winner
2013 Mauritius International   Michelle Butler-Emmett   Georgie Cupidon
  Allisen Camille
21–12, 21–13   Winner
2012 South Africa International   Annari Viljoen   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
21–15, 16–21, 21–12   Winner
2012 Uganda International   Annari Viljoen   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
21–7, 21–10   Winner
2010 Kenya International   Annari Viljoen   Jinkan Ifraimu
  Susan Ideh
21–12, 21–10   Winner
2009 South Africa International   Jade Morgan   Dorian James
  Michelle Edwards
11–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2009 Kenya International   Annari Viljoen   Chris Dednam
  Michelle Edwards
11–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2007 South Africa International   Jade Morgan   Chris Dednam
  Annari Viljoen
14–21, 21–12, 15–21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Willem Viljoen". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ "SA provisional Olympic team named". SuperSport. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Team South Africa for Commonwealth Games announced". The South African. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Olympic stars come out to boost badminton in SA". SASCOC. Retrieved 9 January 2018.

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