Viktor Axelsen is a badminton player from Denmark. In 2010 he defeated Korea's Kang Ji-wook in the finals to become the first ever European player to hold the title of World Junior Champion. The following year he lost the title to Malaysia's Zulfadli Zulkiffli, after coming in second place. Viktor won his first international senior title-Cyprus International when he was just sixteen. A few weeks later he entered his first Super Series event in singles, the Denmark Open 2010; but lost out to fellow compatriot and eventual winner Jan O. In 2011, Axelsen secured gold at the European Junior Championships, defeating teammate Rasmus Fladberg in the final.