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Zvonimir Đurkinjak

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Zvonimir Đurkinjak (born 2 June 1988) is a Croatian badminton player who plays for the Medvedgrad 1998 badminton club.[1]

Zvonimir Đurkinjak
Personal information
Country Croatia
Born (1988-06-02) 2 June 1988 (age 31)
Zagreb, Croatia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles & doubles
Highest ranking74 (MS 25 January 2019)
52 (MD 20 October 2011)
41 (XD 26 May 2011)
Current ranking116 (MS 13 August 2019)
BWF profile

CareerEdit

Đurkinjak started playing badminton when he was 10.[2] At the Croatian National Badminton Championships he won the men's singles and mixed doubles title nine times from 2005, and eight times in the men's doubles event from 2004.[3] He won gold medal at the Mersin 2013 Mediterranean Games in the men's doubles event partnered with Zvonimir Hölbling.[4] In 2015, he competed at the European Games in the men's singles and doubles event.[2]

AchievementsEdit

Mediterranean GamesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 Mersin University Hall, Mersin, Turkey   Zvonimir Hölbling   Emre Arslan
  Hüseyin Oruç
21–15, 21–9   Gold

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Bulgarian Open   Lakshya Sen 21–18, 12–21, 17–21   Runner-up
2017 Croatian International   Kasper Lehikoinen 14–21, 16–21   Runner-up
2015 Czech Open   Marc Zwiebler 24–26, 11–21   Runner-up
2014 Hungarian International   Kasper Dinesen 11–9, 9–11, 3–11, 4–11   Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Croatian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Igor Cimbur
  Samatcha Tovannakasem
21–17, 21–18   Winner
2016 Croatian International   Filip Špoljarec   Patrick Bjerregaard
  Mikkel Normann
21–14, 21–19   Winner
2016 Romanian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Ong Yew Sin
  Teo Ee Yi
13–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2015 Slovenian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Johannes Pistorius
  Marvin Emil Seidel
21–14, 16–21, 21–10   Winner
2015 Romanian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Milosz Bochat
  Pawel Pietryja
11–9, 11–8, 11–7   Winner
2014 Hungarian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Andreas Berthelsen
  Kasper Dinesen
10–11, 11–9, 10–11, 11–4, 11–5   Winner
2014 Slovenian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Nikita Khakimov
  Vasily Kuznetsov
21–15, 21–18   Winner
2014 Romanian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Bastian Kersaudy
  Gaetan Mittelheisser
21–12, 21–13   Winner
2013 Croatian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Christopher Rusdianto
  Trikusuma Wardhana
14–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2012 Hungarian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Ruud Bosch
  Jim Middelburg
21-17, 19-21, 16-21   Runner-up
2012 Slovenian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Andreas Heinz
  Jones Rafli Jansen
17-21, 21-17, 21-12   Winner
2012 Portugal International   Nikolaj Overgaard   Marcus Ellis
  Paul van Rietvelde
21-12, 22-20   Winner
2012 Croatian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Jacco Arends
  Jelle Maas
16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2011 Hungarian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Lukasz Moren
  Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
21-18, 21-18   Winner
2010 Slovenian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Ruud Bosch
  Koen Ridder
17-21, 15-21   Runner-up
2010 Portugal International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Martin Kragh
  Anders Skaarup Rasmussen
18-21, 14-21   Runner-up
2010 Croatian International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Joe Morgan
  James Phillips
14-21, 21-19, 20-22   Runner-up
2009 Turkiye International   Zvonimir Hölbling   Joel Johansson-Berg
  Imam Sodikin
Walkover   Runner-up
2008 Slovak Open   Jakub Bitman   Magnús Ingi Helgason
  Helgi Jóhannesson
11–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2008 Croatian International   Jakub Bitman   K. T. Rupesh Kumar
  Sanave Thomas
9–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2007 Slovak International   Jakub Bitman   Ivan Sozonov
  Anton Ivanov
Walkover   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Croatian International   Mateja Čiča   Alex Vlaar
  Mariya Mitsova
21–18, 21–11   Winner
2015 Croatian International   Mateja Čiča   Alexander Bond
  Ditte Soby Hansen
21–17, 21–13   Winner
2013 Italian International   Eva Lee   Jacco Arends
  Selena Piek
23–21, 21–18   Winner
2013 Slovenian International   Staša Poznanović   Jones Rafli Jansen
  Cisita Joity Jansen
21–12, 21–18   Winner
2012 Hungarian International   Staša Poznanović   Jakub Bitman
  Alzbeta Basova
21-16, 21-18   Winner
2012 Slovenia International   Staša Poznanović   Hannes Kaesbauer
  Kira Kattenbeck
21–9, 21–13   Winner
2012 Portugal International   Staša Poznanović   Marcus Ellis
  Gabrielle White
17-21, 21-15, 22-24   Runner-up
2012 Croatian International   Staša Poznanović   Jacco Arends
  Ilse Vaessen
20-22, 21-17, 16-21   Runner-up
2011 Spanish Open   Staša Poznanović   Mikkel Delbo Larsen
  Mie Schjott-Kristensen
17-21, 19-21   Runner-up
2011 Croatian International   Staša Poznanović   Kim Astrup Sorensen
  Line Kjaersfeldt
21-13, 21-13   Winner
2010 Slovenia International   Staša Poznanović   Mao Hong
  Natalia Pocztowiak
21-15, 13-21, 17-21   Runner-up
2010 Croatian International   Staša Poznanović   Roman Zirnwald
  Simone Prutsch
21-12, 24-22   Winner
2010 Portuguese International   Staša Poznanović   Jacco Arends
  Selena Piek
21-14, 18-21, 21-11   Winner
2009 Croatian International   Staša Poznanović   Konstantin Dobrev
  Maya Dobreva
21-13, 17-21, 21-9   Winner
2008 Slovenian International   Staša Poznanović   Vladimir Metodiev
  Gabriela Banova
Walkover   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament
     BWF Future Series tournament

National championshipsEdit

  • 2004 – men's doubles with Luka Zdenjak
  • 2005 – mixed doubles with Andrea Žvorc
  • 2006 – men's doubles with Luka Zdenjak & mixed doubles with Staša Poznanović
  • 2007 – men's singles, men's doubles with Luka Zdenjak & mixed doubles with Staša Poznanović
  • 2008 – men's doubles with Luka Zdenjak & mixed doubles with Staša Poznanović
  • 2009 – men's singles
  • 2010 – men's singles & mixed doubles with Staša Poznanović
  • 2011 – men's singles & mixed doubles with Staša Poznanović
  • 2012 – men's singles & mixed doubles with Staša Poznanović
  • 2013 – men's singles, men's doubles with Filip Špoljarec & mixed doubles with Staša Poznanović
  • 2014 – men's singles, men's doubles with Filip Špoljarec & mixed doubles with Matea Čiča
  • 2015 – men's singles & men's doubles with Filip Špoljarec
  • 2016 – men's singles & men's doubles with Filip Špoljarec

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Zvonimir Durkinjak". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Athletes: Zvonimir Durkinjak". www.baku2015.com. Baku 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Zvonimir Đurkinjak". www.badminton-zagreb.hr (in Croatian). Badminton Zagreb. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Đurkinjak i Holbling osvojili zlato". www.hoo.hr (in Croatian). Croatian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 17 April 2017.

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