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Yuhan Tan (born 21 April 1987 in Bilzen, Belgium) is a male left-handed badminton player and Medical Doctor from Belgium. Born to a Chinese-Indonesian father and a Belgian mother, He is a 10 time Belgian Champion in the men's singles category which makes him the most successful men's singles athlete in Belgian history. In 2008 he was the 2nd youngest men's singles player to qualify for the 2008 Olympics according to the Badminton World Federation criteria. However the Belgian Olympic Committee didn't select him and he was therefore not able to compete. Tan participated, together with his sister Lianne, in the 2012 Summer Olympics and in the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

Yuhan Tan
Personal information
Country Belgium
Born (1987-04-21) April 21, 1987 (age 32)
Bilzen, Belgium
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Men's singles
Highest ranking46 (29 March 2012)
BWF profile

Tan studied Medicine at the University of Maastricht.

In 2013, Tan was elected as a member of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission.[2] In 2015, he was appointed as the Chairman of the BWF Athletes' Commission. In June 2015, he competed at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, reaching to quarter-finals.[3]

He competed for Belgium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in badminton. He lost to Misha Zilberman of Israel, 22-20 and 22-12, and did not advance to the Round of 16.[4][5]

In 2017 Tan became the chairman of the Belgian Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission.



BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2015 USA International   Emil Holst 16–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2015 Turkey International   Misha Zilberman 12–21, 21–13, 21–18   Winner
| 2015 Dutch International   Anders Antonsen 11–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2014 Morocco International   Pedro Martins 8–11, 10–11, 10–11   Runner-up
2013 Turkey International   Iztok Utrosa 21–11, 21–12   Winner
2012 Austrian International   Przemyslaw Wacha 21–14, 15–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2011 Brazil International   Przemyslaw Wacha 14–21, 19–21   Runner-up
2010 Hungarian International   Ville Lang 20–22, 16–21   Runner-up
2008 Giraldilla International   Raju Rai 21–19, 21–19   Winner
2006 Cyprus International   Peter Mikkelsen 15–21, 21–17, 14–21   Runner-up
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  1. ^ "Familie Tan kan naar de Spelen". (in Dutch).
  2. ^ "Tan, Polii and Vittinghus Elected by Peers". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Lianne Tan Battles into Last-Four – Baku 2015 European Games Day 5". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Zilberman wins Israel's first Olympic badminton match". Jewish News. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Singles' recap before Last 16". Badminton Europe. Retrieved 3 February 2017.

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