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Viktor Axelsen


ABOUT
ABOUT

Hailing from Denmark, Viktor Axelson was the first European Player to win the title of World Junior Champion in 2010. He was also the World Champion in BWF Championship in 2017, after beating Lin Dan in the finals.


Background


Born in Odense, Denmark on 4th of January in 1994, Viktor was introduced to badminton by his father at the age of 6, and he started playing his professional career at the age of 8 years. His career started when he played in the German Junior in 2009 and won the title of boys single.


Career


Starting his career by winning the title of boy’s single in both the German Junior title in 2009 and European Championship in the Under 17 category, Viktor Axelson had proved his skills of playing professionally. These achievements helped in his selection in the senior team and he played the men’s double in the Denmark Open in 2009.

Cyprus


In 2010, January he was able to make it to the finals of the Swedish International Tournament but was the runner-up. In the World Junior Championship, he showed his best performance and was able to get the boys single title. It was also the most memorable moment of his career. He also won the Cyprus International in the Senior team in October 2010.


In 2011, he managed to secure the gold medal in the European Junior Championships and even managed to get the silver medal in the BWF Junior Championship.


In the year 2014, Axelson won the bronze medal in BWF World Championship and also won the bronze medal in the European Championship.


In 2015, he was the runner-up in three tournaments i.e. Japan Open Super Series, Australian Open Super Series as well as the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold.


2017 took his career to the best as he became the World Champion after defeating Lin Dan and was the third player from Denmark to achieve this title. He also topped the BWF ranking this year due to winning the Japan Open too.


Achievements


He is currently ranked at number 4 in the World Ranking of BWF and is also ranked at number 20 in the World Tour Ranking. He is a right-handed player and has 297 wins to his name. He has been ranked number 1 in the World in 2017 and had also grabbed this position in 2018 for a few months.

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