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Xue Song (badminton)

Xue Song (Chinese: 薛松; born 22 January 1994) is a Chinese badminton player who specializes in men's singles.[1]

Xue Song
Xue Song.jpg
Personal information
Country China
Born (1994-01-22) 22 January 1994 (age 25)
Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking17 (27 August 2015)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

In 2002, Xue was sent to train at the badminton school in Jiangsu, and at aged 13, he won the national junior title in singles and doubles event. At the age of 15, he trained in Hong Kong for two years, then he joined the badminton club in Guangdong. In 2011, he was selected to join the national team. He first attracted international attention when he defeated 2010 champion Viktor Axelsen at the 2012 World Junior Championships and went on to reach the final, where he lost to Kento Momota.[2]

He started his senior career at the 2013 Australian Open, and at that tournament, he beat a former world No. 1 Taufik Hidayat, and also a Vietnamese senior player Nguyen Tien Minh. In the final, he was defeated by his compatriot Tian Houwei in the rubber game.[3] He also was the runner-up at the New Zealand Open lost to the Japanese player Riichi Takeshita.[4] He won his first international title at the 2014 India Open Grand Prix Gold tournament.[5]

AchievementsEdit

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' Singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
2012 Chiba Port Arena, Chiba, Japan   Kento Momota 17–21, 21–19, 19–21   Silver

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two level such as 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 Macau Open   Wong Wing Ki 16–21, 21–13, 21–19   Winner
2014 India Grand Prix Gold   Srikanth Kidambi 16–21, 21–19, 21–13   Winner
2013 New Zealand Open   Riichi Takeshita 16–21, 21–16, 17–21   Runner-up
2013 Australian Open   Tian Houwei 22–20, 13–21, 12–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Xue Song". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  2. ^ "镇江籍选手薛松获团体冠军男单亚军" (in Chinese). jsw.com.cn. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. ^ "澳羽赛李宗伟杀手田厚威首夺冠 薛松摘处子秀银牌" (in Chinese). Sina Sports. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. ^ "New Zealand Open 2013 Finals – Both youth and experience triumph". Badzine.net. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  5. ^ "印度黄金赛:国羽斩获四金 男单小将薛松首夺冠" (in Chinese). Sohu. Retrieved 15 July 2017.

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